Learning Skills

Learning Skills is a special education placement that is assigned by the child's IEP Team in consideration of the child's learning profile and educational history. A student in the Learning Skills program will work with a smaller group of peers with special needs who are also within similar grade ranges.

The Learning Skills classroom is taught by a Special Education Teacher and many times assisted by a paraprofessional. Students work on modified grade level curriculum and standards that emphasize individualized instruction at an individualized learning pace.

Often times related service providers will work at both the individual and whole class level to address speech and language, occupational, and social skill development. As the student in the Learning Skills program begins to age towards high school they will also receive more focused life skill instruction at their learning level. In high school, many Learning Skills program students enjoy participating in the vocational programs offered. Our Special Education teachers work with the Learning Skills students at all levels to provide engagement with general education peers during specials, whole school activities, and within in  general education classrooms as considered by the Team. 

Our Learning Skills Programs are located within Carlton Innovation School (k-5), Collins Middle School (6-8), and Salem High School (9-12). Post-High services may also be considered for graduating students based on disability and need as determined by the IEP Team.

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