By: Jess Arce, America’s Dyslexia Expert
Summer is here and kids are excited about the long days of fun ahead. However, all fun, all summer, leads to forgetting important information learned over the past year, and may leave your child starting the next school year off, behind.
Students, especially those with brain-based learning differences, need the structure and repetitive practice over the summer, to ensure they are ready for the upcoming fall school year.
While summer gives students with learning differences a break from the pressure and negative feedback at school, parents should ensure that there is a balance between their child’s leisure and learning.
What is the best way to continue your child’s learning over the summer vacation?
The answer is appropriate online tutoring.
Here’s the reason why.
Online tutoring prevents learning loss and improves the retention of last year’s lessons over the summer break. This allows your child to return to school ready for new information and most likely even further along than they were the previous year.
According to Dr. Sally Shaywitz, one-on-one tutoring provides students with a personalized approach and pace in a comfortable environment, making them more enthusiastic about learning. This is exactly why our students at Lexia Learners see significant improvement over a short amount of time. Our highly-trained tutors make online tutoring a fun and comfortable experience, through structured and systematic formats, so their students can understand what they are learning.
Several studies have shown that more practice in reading, spelling, and math, cements a solid foundation in the brain for higher learning in the future. Repetitive practice of reading words, for example, allows the student to quickly and easily recall, and read those words correctly, next time they see them. This kind of process, however, takes time, especially for those with dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia.
“If a child has been practicing a given set of words and word families during the school year, representatives of the word are beginning to find a permanent home within the word form area. However, suppose this process is interrupted before the word is permanently represented in the child’s brain. In that case, it raises the need to learn the word all over again, ” added Dr. Sally Shaywitz.
A summer without tutoring or practice is the exact type of interruption that causes so many students to struggle in school year after year.
Get your learner the head start they need this summer
with Lexia Learners’ Online Tutoring Program!
We provide virtual solutions for students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, or Dysgraphia who struggle in Reading, Spelling, Writing, or Math to progress faster through one-on-one online tutoring.
Our Summer Online Tutoring Program uses research-based multisensory approaches to teach our students information in ways they will remember, and provide them with the personal attention they need for confidence and academic success.
Our summer session runs from June 1st through August 31st and registration is ongoing. Schedule your new student placement appointment TODAY.
Lexia Learners specializes in teaching bright, aspiring students with learning “wrinkles” caused by Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia using a stress-free online approach, in the convenience of your home privately with a specially trained tutor.
Contact Lexia Learners for help determining the right support for your learner’s unique needs and learning style so they can thrive in every aspect of their educational experience. Lexia Learners is currently accepting new clients for the Summer and Fall 2022–2023 seasons.
About the Author
Jess Arce is America’s Dyslexia Expert, she owns I Am NOT Dumb Inc. and Lexia Learners, a virtual tutoring company that provides reading, spelling, writing, and math tutoring to learners with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and similar learning differences.
She is the best-selling author of the book entitled “I Am Not Dumb, I Am Dyslexic,” and she co-authored an inspirational book, an International best-seller entitled “Houses of Light,” both available for purchase on Amazon.
Each of us is a unique person, with unique gifts to share with the world. This generation expects everyone to learn the same. And we don’t! We all learn differently, especially if your child has Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism and any number of similar brain-based learning differences.
Jess Arce, America’s Dyslexia Expert, knows this first-hand being Dyslexic herself, married to a Dyslexic and all four of her own children having eight neuro diversities, combined. As parents and education professionals, she understands the unique challenges parents and professionals with learning differences experience. It is imperative for struggling students to receive the best educational setting for their learning styles and Lexia Learners offers that to our students.
Taking Time for Summer Fun. The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. https://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/parents/stories-from-parents/taking-time-for-summer-fun/
Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss. The Dyslexia Resource. https://dyslexiaresource.org/tips-to-prevent-summer-learning-loss/