The dreaded “summer learning slump” is here. It’s something many parents worry, especially in Los Angeles where very young children are enrolled in multiple activities after school and on weekends. Despite legitimate concerns about the “summer learning slump”, parents shouldn’t panic and sign their child up for a million activities to fill time. All students need down time during the summer. For those students with learning differences or those who struggle in school, this is even more essential. Research shows that all students learn skills during the school year and lose skills during the summer months at varying rates:

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