Summer School, Summer Tutoring, Summer Counseling? Urbane Academics Offers Tips on How to Best Use Summer Vacation

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Many parents who have been watching their child struggle to keep up with their class assignments all year long are wondering how to best utilize the summer vacation months to get their child reading and learning at their proper grade level, and back on track academically. Nzingha West of Urbane Academics, who specializes in helping children aged 6 to 12 to overcome their learning disabilities has a suggestion:

We can get them caught up and able to stay caught up with a program containing both academics and fun in as little as 4-6 weeks in most cases

Many parents who have been watching their child struggle to keep up with their class assignments all year long are wondering how to best utilize the summer vacation months to get their child reading and learning at their proper grade level, and back on track academically.

One local educator who specializes in helping children aged 6 to 12 to overcome their learning disabilities has a suggestion:

"Find a summer program that includes having your child properly tested so that his or her real learning issue can be specifically addressed," says Ms. Nzingha West, founder of Urbane Academics, (http://www.urbane-academics.com) a New York City facility established to provide testing, cognitive tutoring, and educational assistance to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and dysgraphia.

"After testing, it's a matter of getting the child onto the right program to fix the child's special learning problems, while at the same time ensuring the child is still able to have some fun during the summer vacation months," says Ms. West.

Ms. West says that children who had trouble paying attention during the school year, or performed poorly on tests or couldn't seem to retain information are all candidates for testing and a special educational program focusing on their individual needs.

"A special needs program can be designed to positively influence a wide variety of learning barriers for the child, including problems with motor skills, growth skills, cognitive skills, memory, balance, and movement, and can raise the child's reading skills simultaneously," says Ms. West.

She says a corrective program doesn't have to monopolize the child's entire summer.

"We can get them caught up and able to stay caught up with a program containing both academics and fun in as little as 4-6 weeks in most cases," says Ms. West.

Ms. West says some parents ask her about sending their children to a summer camp, but she believes regular summer camps are often too expensive and do not meet the needs of children with real learning disabilities.

Ms West invites all parents having children with learning abilities or who are below their grade levels with their reading skills to call her at Urbane Academics for more information about their summer program.

"We are pleased that we can now accept HRA and ACS child care vouchers as payment for some of the services offered at Urbane Academics," says Ms. West. "This gives children from low income families an opportunity they could never afford before."

ABOUT MS. NZINGHA WEST (N-ZING-AH) (http://www.urbane-academics.com)

Ms. Nzingha West is the founder of Urbane Academics, a New York City special needs educational facility established to provide testing, cognitive tutoring, and remediation for children diagnosed with learning disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and dysgraphia. A licensed teacher in New York State, Ms. Nzingha has worked with students from schools from all over the New York metropolitan area.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nzingha West: 646-271-5174

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