While it’s great to have some time away from school and enjoy the summer fun, many children have an extended school year over the summer. This might include special services as well. Is your child receiving summer speech and language therapy services? Should they be? There is essential information you should know about extended year services that might help you answer this key question.
School may be out soon, but speech therapy doesn’t have to end. Instead of lamenting the (temporary) loss of your child’s school speech-language pathologist (SLP), use summer break as an opportunity to advance your child’s communication skills. If your child qualifies for extended school year (ESY) services, he will still be able to work with his school SLP. There are also plenty of opportunities to turn fun activities into learning experiences.