Skills School Program

The Skills Program at Seacoast Learning Collaborative provides a highly structured full day program for students in kindergarten (age 5) through age 21 who have been diagnosed with various developmental disabilities. SLC’s mission is to recognize, embrace, and build upon the unique qualities, abilities, and potentials that exist within all students.

Students’ programs are individualized to meet each student’s individual academic, social, behavioral, and emotional needs. The goal of the program is to focus on the development of functional life skills, communication skills, academic skills, and daily living skills to encourage a student’s independence and, to the best of his/her ability, live a fulfilling and productive life.

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The SKILLS program focuses on transitional needs and services of our students based on realistic goals though academic, community, and social experiences.

Students in the SKILLS program receive

  • 1:1 support throughout the day
  • Individualized instruction and curriculum
  • Individual learning spaces/ and work based on IEP goals

Group learning experience

  • Swimming at the Works in Somersworth
  • Library
  • ABLE at the Castles
  • Volunteering
  • Apple Picking
  • Corn Maze
  • Fire Department
  • Christa McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center
  • State Police K9 unit
  • Ice Skating
  • Theater Production of a Christmas Carol
  • Morning Meeting
  • Science
  • Reading Group
  • Project Research Group
  • Life Skills Group
  • OT/Vocational Group
  • ABLE- Adventure Based Learning Experience-Group Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Pet Therapy
  • Movement Therapy
  • Daily reporting sheets are used to foster communication between student’s program staff and home.
  • Program and behavior data is recorded on daily communication sheets in order to track individual progress.
  • Daily communication sheets are reviewed; examining the student’s daily work completion scores, behavior scores.