Findings in cognitive psychology suggest that without regular practice, facts and the application of academic skills are most susceptible to regression. Some regression is expected for all children over the summer months, but learning different children are often profoundly affected by the lapse in instruction. The best remedy for regression is to prevent it, and summer programs focusing on remedial, accelerated, or enriched learning have been shown to have a positive effect on the knowledge and skills of students. (Cooper et al., 2000)

Below you will find information on the programs being offered at Cambridge School this summer. In addition to its annual morning Summer Study Program, this summer Cambridge School is offering select afternoon intensives facilitated by our Speech-Language Pathologists. They present an opportunity to “fill in the gaps” in a student’s learning profile in order to promote greater success.

All programs are open to students entering grades K to 12. Students who stay for afternoon enrichment or intensives will have a supervised lunch and recess period from noon to 1 p.m. Smart Lunches will be available for delivery!

Program Catalog

Summer Study: Learning Olympiads, Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 22 (four weeks), 8:45 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Cost: $2,196.

The morning Summer Study Program consists of research based programs to improve language, reading, writing, and math.

Optional Afternoon Enrichment: Adventure Club, Monday, June 27 to Thursday, July 21 (four weeks), 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Cost: $996.

Optional Afternoon Intensives: Articulation, Executive Function, Reading

The Articulation Intensive, Monday, June 27, to Thursday, July 21 (four weeks), 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Cost: $1,500.

This program will address your student’s persistent articulation problems guided by state-of-the-art techniques and SmartPalate Technology. The visual biofeedback of the SmartPalate program has proven to be highly effective in correcting persistent articulation errors. Early registration is required in order to be fitted for and acquire a SmartPalate device. The cost of the device is not included in the registration fee.

The Executive Function Intensive, Monday, June 27, to Thursday, July 21 (four weeks), 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Cost: $1,500.

Does your student consistently struggle to complete, or find, his school assignments? Does he/she express good understanding of the material but just can’t get started or see a project through to completion? These characteristics are typical of executive dysfunction. In 2012, Dr. Russell Barkley, a well-respected executive function expert, said that students with executive function challenges need to “repeatedly practice self-monitoring, self-stopping, seeing the future, saying the future, feeling the future, and playing with the future to effectively plan and go toward the future.”

With this guiding principle, the Cambridge Executive Function Intensive will:

• Introduce and practice the concept of feeling the passage of time

• Provide concrete strategies for time planning and management

• Improve the ability to plan and execute a multi-step task through to completion

• Practice and apply specific organization strategies for backpacks, lockers, and study areas

• Improve situational awareness and self-regulation skills through the practice of “reading the room.”

The Summer Reading Intensive, Monday, August 1, to Thursday, August 11 (two weeks), 3 to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Cost: $750.

Is completing required summer reading always a hurdle for your student? This Summer Reading Intensive is tailored to those who require consistent prompting and encouragement to complete their summer reading assignment. This program will incorporate research-based reading comprehension programs in a multisensory and dynamic approach to help create enthusiasm for literature in your student.

The Summer Reading Intensive will help students who:

• Are particularly challenged to interpret the emotions in the text

• Struggle with making inferences about what is implied

• Need guidance to see the perspectives of more than one character

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