Summer Information

Summer is full of so many wonderful things.  Bright sunshine, beaches, sitting poolside, and eating ice cream.  All of these conjure pleasant thoughts and memories.  One of the other realities of the season is summer learning loss or the "summer slide."  Studies show that on average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math and reading.  Studies also show that teachers spend the first four to six weeks of the new school year re-teaching material from the previous school year.  This is true for all students, but is especially challenging for students identified with a disability.  Many of our disabled students are already working below grade level.  Compounding that with the "summer slide" makes it even more difficult for them to catch-up to their non-disabled peers.


Below are some links to support you in helping your child prevent the "summer slide".

https://www.noodle.com/articles/6-tips-for-a-structured-and-fun-summer-with-your-ld-child

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/summer-reading-tips-parents

https://childmind.org/article/strategies-for-a-successful-summer-break/

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/7-ways-prevent-summer-learning-loss-barbara-dianis

https://mangomath.com/summer-math-learning/