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July 2017, Issue 12
“Summer Learning with Special Needs Children”
If your child has special needs, you may often find yourself focusing on his challenges. This summer, focus on your child’s strengths. Consider everything he has accomplished during the school year. Summer learning provides the opportunity to create extension activities that reinforce concepts he spent previous years mastering.
I have a son with special needs. He is legally blind and has Asperger’s. This has proven to be both a gift and a challenge for our entire family. However, the bottom line is that it has made us all kinder, more patient and more creative. With that in mind, here is a list of things I have learned and some ideas to help you think creatively this summer:
Many special needs students have a relaxed academic schedule and receive fewer therapeutic hours during summer vacation. Developing a creative summer learning plan for your special needs child helps fill these gaps with meaningful learning opportunities and loads of fun!
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