Although it seems that winter has just begun, it's a good time for families to begin to think about summer plans. Are you going to travel? Visit family? Take a much needed break? Do you have to work? What are your kids going to do?
Students with special needs often have a difficult time finding programs that are fun and educational at the same time. Summer is an excellent time to hone academic skills and practice making peer connections with kids outside of the classroom. While the North Shore has some great programs for kids who have social skills deficits, they fill up quickly and are not always convenient for parents.
What would an ideal summer program look like to you? Do you want a combination of academic tutoring and social skills training? Would you like your teenage student with limited social skills to learn life skills such as using public transportation or interviewing for a job? We want to know what YOU think! Feel free to comment below or send us an email!
Kate McGravey, Psy.D. is one of the co-founders of Success Educational Associates. She is a school psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents who have special needs.