Posted by Christina Jedra May 17, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Landmark School:
This summer, Lauren Michaud, Director of the Skills+ program, and her team of fellow Landmark School teachers Erin Broudo, Kaitlin Loughlin, Margot Marcou, and Rachel Orsini, all of Beverly, are prepared to help students prevent summer learning loss, also known as summer regression. From July 29 – August 9, 2013, through Landmark’s Skills+ program, Michaud and company will coach, mentor, and teach middle and high school students from public and private schools all over the North Shore, how to master effective study skills and strategies that will help them achieve at a higher level and enjoy school more.
Authors Ronald Fairchild and Matthew Boulay define summer learning loss as “the decline in procedural and factual knowledge all students experience during the summer months when they do not participate in constructive learning activities to practice the skills they need to be successful in school.”
Michaud says, “Skills+ is ideal for students who need extra help fine tuning their executive function skills like managing time, prioritizing tasks, maintaining focus, reading actively for better comprehension, and so much more. Taking the time in the summer to improve these skills will help students prevent summer regression and better prepare them for the school year.”
Landmark School is known for educating students, grades 2 – 12 with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. The Skills+ program is designed with all traditional learners in mind. “Executive function challenges are common among many, many students – especially adolescents,” says Robert Broudo, Headmaster of Landmark School. “The two week, summer Skills+ program is a way of making a specific expertise available to students who may not otherwise attend Landmark but could greatly benefit from our specialized set of methods and strategies to improve study skills.”
Landmark School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school with elementary, middle, and high school programs. It caters to students, grades 2 – 12, with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. Students possess average to above average intelligence and normal behavioral development. Landmark’s mission includes an extensive Outreach Program of professional development courses, workshops, and publications for educators, administrators, clinicians, and parents.
Visit us on the web at www.landmarkschool.org/summer-programs.