How to Keep up a Child’s Education over Summer Break

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How to Keep up a Child’s Education over Summer Break

How to Keep up a Child's Education over Summer Break | NAV Legal Representation

Most parents are concerned about their children’s education over summer break. They fear that what was learned during the school year will be quickly forgotten once hot, sunny days roll around. This is particularly concerning for special education students who may need to take more time and put forth more effort to understand and integrate new concepts as compared to their peers. However, parents of special needs children have many options for ensuring that their children make it through summer successfully and are ready to rejoin their classmates once school begins again.

Join a Summer Program with the School District

Depending on the child’s Individualized Educational Plan, he or she may be eligible for an Extended School Year program. This program allows the child to attend a school-like setting throughout the summer to keep up their education skills, to maintain social friendships and to maintain a consistent routine, all of which are extremely important to the well-being of numerous special needs children. ESY programs are set up through the school district. Parents that feel that their children need ESY programs but are denied them through the IEP can seek guidance from an attorney at Newman Aaronson Vanaman.

Consider an Educational Summer Camp

A summer camp may be the way to go for more independent special needs students. A summer camp can get them to try out new tasks, meet new friends and learn vital life skills. Summer camps are particularly helpful for high school-age students who are getting ready for adulthood and college.

Try out Other Types of Education

Of course, not all education must be done in a school setting. Parents can provide plenty of practical education in their own homes and neighborhoods. They can teach cooking, sewing, car repair, organization, money management and childcare in their homes. Younger special needs children can even learn practical science with a trip to a local park.

It can be hard for parents to know if the school district is really taking care of the education of their special needs children as they should be. In fact, many parents are not even aware of all that the school district is required by law to provide. Consider meeting with a special education attorney from Newman Aaronson Vanaman to learn more about IEPs as well as summer educational options through the local school district.
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