Preventing Your Child's Summer Academic Slide

Hosted by Richard Selznick, PhD

This Health eTalk will provide parents with tips, strategies and suggestions on how to help children keep their minds active and their behavior under control during summer break. The transition from school to summer and then back to school can be difficult for families and may pose special challenges if your child is accustomed to a rigorous, structured routine.

If he or she has learning and/or attention problems, having a summer plan to prevent regression is even more important. Dr. Richard Selznick will answer your questions about your students and provide ideas to engage your children this summer.

Dr. Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, graduate school professor and university professor of pediatrics. He is author of the book The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child and oversees a program that assesses and treats a broad range of learning and school-based academic and behavioral problems. The Cooper Learning Center is a Division of the Department of Pediatrics of Cooper University Hospital.