I am in shock too, but believe or not, we are mere weeks away from the end of the school year. Undoubtedly, your child’s speech services are winding down as well. And although we (and especially our kids) have every right to be very much looking forward to summer, I always recommend at this time of year a series to tips to my families. Whatever the hiatus from therapy is (a week or two or even the whole summer)—now is the best time to plan some summer speech therapy practice to carry over what our kids have learned and, if therapy is slated to continue come the fall, then we can hit the ground running.
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.