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Essential Skills

The Essential Skills Program is currently housed in specific schools in Decatur for students grades K-12.  This program focuses on skills similar to that of Life Skills, with smaller class sizes and a smaller staff-to-student ratio.  Communication development is a primary focus.

Students in the Essential Skills Program often learn alternative ways to communicate.  This student is using a form of communication called Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to express his need for a drink.

Student and teacher communicating using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
335 E. Cerro Gordo Street
Decatur, IL 62522
(217) 362-3055
Fax (217) 424-3022
Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm
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335 E. Cerro Gordo Street
Decatur, IL 62522
(217) 424-3030
Fax (217) 424-3022
Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Kathy Horath
Director

Sarah Evans
Assistant Director
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