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Parents need to address special learning challenges

Now that the summer months are here, it is time for parents to determine how their children will spend these months away from school. For those who have special needs students, this is going to be a challenging time. What many people don't realize is that these students are more likely to boost their reading skills during the summer months more so than their peers.

Parents who have students with any type of learning disability might make more of an effort to keep their children engaged during the break from school. This can come in a variety of manners, but keeping the mind active can help the kids to avoid summer learning loss. The last thing that any student needs is to spend the summer forgetting how to think because they aren't being mentally stimulated at all.

For parents, this is the time to start thinking about the upcoming school year. Think about some of the challenges of the past year and determine if there are suggestions present for avoiding them this year. Make sure that you are being realistic about what your child needs and what the school can provide.

No matter what kind of Individualized Education Plan (IEP)your child needs, it is best to get this plan set before the first day of school. It might be difficult to make this happen during the summer, but you should be able to start planning for what you feel needs to be addressed. This might make it easier for you when you do have the meeting with the school since you will be able to refer to your notes as the meeting progresses.

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