SEASIDE (Social Emotional A-S-D)

Pilgrim Area Collaborative, in partnership with the Plymouth Public Schools, has created Seaside (Social- Emotional- A-S-D). Seaside will support children grades 1-6 with Emotional, Neurological, Behavioral and Cognitive Challenges that interfere with their learning and prevent them from attending in-district school programs. These children may have diagnoses including ADHD, Mood Dysregulation, ASD, Motor and Sensory Integration Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, and difficulty developing appropriate social relationships.

Staff work to develop an in-depth clinical and educational understanding of each student. This is done through the development of therapeutic rapport, the creation of a safe learning environment, and by engaging the children in their own social emotional development and learning. Our educational philosophy acknowledges that learning takes place within the context of the relationship between staff and student. Classes are small and function as a therapeutic milieu. Utilization of a classroom schedule, predictable environment, consistent classroom rules and expectations, and an atmosphere of safety facilitates optimal learning.

In order to support whole child development, students are provided with counseling, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy services. Seaside’s educational curriculum follows the guidelines of the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards. Staff utilize “Reading Street” Curriculum to address literacy skills and the “CAMS and STAMS” program for mathematics. Each student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) is designed with respect to individual strengths and challenges. The academic program is individualized and modified to meet the needs of each student.

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Therapeutic Services Available: 
Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Parent training workshops are offered on a regular basis

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Development Delay, Emotional, Health, Neurological, Specific Learning
Type of Program: 
Collaborative Substantially Separate Classroom in Public School Building
Ages Served: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Grades Served: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Contact Person(s): 
Cheryl DeLorey
Program Coordinator
781-293-6111 ext.1115
Plymouth South Middle School
488 Long Pond Road
02360 Plymouth , MA
United States
Massachusetts US