Skills Development

Welcome to Skills Development

Classroom Two StudentsSkills Development, a division of College H.E.L.P., works with students to remediate academic skills according to deficit areas as determined by diagnosis of Specific Learning Disability (S.L.D.) and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.). Many students diagnosed with S.L.D. and/or A.D.H.D. are also challenged by organizational, working memory, and executive functioning challenges that can significantly impact a student’s ability to succeed academically. Skills Development works closely with individual students to address these unique challenges.

Individualized focus and targeted skill development

Each student in Skills Development works one-on-one with a qualified learning specialist and is provided with a skill development focus and remediation plan designed specifically for his or her individual needs. The plan is implemented at a pace and sequence ideally suited to the needs of the student.

Enrollment in Skills Development

Upon admission to College H.E.L.P., the student will receive a letter indicating how many hours and at what length the student will be expected to participate in Skills Development.  This recommendation is made by the College H.E.L.P.’s admissions committee and is decided upon through a combination of deficit areas as documented in the required psychoeducational evaluation and the student’s overall application materials.

Targeted skills a student may receive in Skills Development include

  • Reading: decoding and encoding, reading rate and fluency, comprehension and vocabulary development
  • Written Language: punctuation, mechanics, and grammar of the English language; structure and organization of a paragraph
  • Mathematics: basic facts, computation, reasoning, and fluency
  • Academic Skills: achieving active and multi-sensory study sessions, memory techniques, test-taking strategies, time management, and organizational skills

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Contact Skills Development

Sara Barker, M.A., Coordinator


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