In-District Services

Services photo from Ripley The SEEM Collaborative provides a full range of services to students within our member district schools. Each student receives the blend of services needed to best support his or her unique needs and to enable academic, social, and emotional advancement. SEEM staff work closely with member district staff and parents to assess student progress and determine future treatments and placements.

Consultation Services Brochure

Applied Behavior Analysis: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of systematically studying variables that influence behavior (Sulzer-Azaroff and Mayer,1991).  SEEM Collaborative currently employs several Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), who provide and supervise ABA services, for students ages 3-22.  Five main areas of service are provided: consultation to SEEM Collaborative schools; consultation to member and non-member public school districts; direct and consultative home services; assessments; and ABA-based trainings. For more detailed information on services provided, please access our current referral forms.

District-Based Trainings:  SEEM Collaborative provides district-based professional learning workshops in the following areas:

  • Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • English Language Education
  • Social Emotional
  • Leading Educational Access Program (LEAP)
  • Transition
  • Assistive Technology
  • Special Education

For a more detailed list or to request a training, see the 2017-2018 SEEM Training Referral Form

Assistive Technologies: Specialists use the SETT Frameworks to assess what, if any, assistive technologies are needed to support student access to the Common Core Curriculum Frameworks.

Audiology: Our complete range of audiology services includes: ongoing consultation with classroom staff about each student’s specific needs; hearing equipment functioning and troubleshooting; instruction on environmental and educational accommodations; communicating with student audiologists; and, when necessary, providing direct assessment and instruction to students in need.

Clinical/Mental Health:  Clinical teams and classroom staff work closely together to assist students with learning strategies to improve their social/emotional functioning and impulse control management within classroom settings and during individual treatment sessions. SEEM’s mental health staff provides ongoing consultation to the classroom staff. 

English Language Education: SEEM’s English Language Education (ELE) department offers a variety of services to English Language Learners and their teachers. Our services include coaching/consultation for ELL and SEI teachers, professional development workshops, RETELL trainings, direct student services, and ELL assessments. We are also able to do program consults and assessments for districts looking to restructure their programming.

Psycho-Educational and School Neuropsychological Assessments:  This assessment evaluates psychological and academic functioning to determine special education placement needs and services required for effective remediation.

Transition and Recreational Services:  SEEM Collaborative’s Transition Services Department provides evaluation, consultation and direct student support in the areas affecting postsecondary outcomes (employment, independent living, and lifelong learning).  Assessments include comprehensive transition evaluations, vocational assessments, and recreation and leisure assessments.  All evaluations consist of a series of formal and informal testing, interviews and observations.  Specific evaluation tools are used based on the individual’s learning style. Direct services are offered through SEEM’s Recreational Services and School-to-Work programs.  The School-to-Work program provides job development and employment skill training in community settings, with support of a SEEM Transition Support Instructor.  SEEM’s Recreational Services assist youth in identifying and accessing community leisure and recreational opportunities.

For more information contact:

Richard Plouffe, MSEd. Director of Transition Services rplouffe@seemcollaborative.org 781-279-1361 x 1112

Tutoring Services:  Tutoring services may be provided to students who have a medical condition preventing them from participating in classroom instruction and to keep them as current as possible while facilitating the student’s return to the current classroom setting. SEEM Collaborative is dedicated to providing students quality instruction using academic strategies through online learning or direct instruction. Online courses may be used in place of, or to supplement, direct instruction for available classes.

Bridge Program:  The purpose of the Bridge Program at SEEM Collaborative is to assist public school districts with developing increased skills and capacity to effectively meet the growing needs of students struggling with social and emotional difficulties, to provide support to families in removing non academic barriers to student success, and to support students directly through crisis intervention and intensive case management.  The Bridge Program provides services in a variety of modalities in the school, home and community setting.  The Bridge Program offers Consultation Services, Home Services, Intensive Case Management and Coordination and School Based Assessments and Direct Services.  

Vision and Orientation and Mobility (O&M): Direct vision services teach compensatory skills, while consultation services to classroom staff include classroom organization, materials modification, and teaching strategies. O&M instruction is age-appropriate, individualized training that teaches students with visual impairments to move safely and independently at home, in schools, and in the community.

Equity Specialist:  

The Equity Specialist position is designed to offer supports for schools, districts, educators, and students in the areas of race, class, disability, sexuality, gender and transgender identity, and other areas as needed. Professional development, consultation on a school, classroom, or district level, equity coaching, and program evaluation are available. Services are individualized based on what each team needs to promote educational equity in their settings.

Transportation

The SEEM Collaborative manages a contract with a third-party provider to transport students from member and non-member districts to SEEM programs. Our carefully selected transportation provider is equipped to meet the special needs of our students to ensure their safety from the time they are picked up at home until SEEM staff meet them at their destinations.