S.M.A.R.T. Summer Literacy Program

The Learning Lab’s SMART Summer is a six-week intensive literacy program designed for smart students who are a year or more behind in reading and/or writing.

Using S.M.A.R.T. Goals and the F.I.T.T. Principle, one SMART Summer, at The Learning Lab, can change a lifetime!

The Learning Lab’s SMART Summer is helpful for students who are:

  • At risk for or diagnosed with Dyslexia
  • Diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) or a disability is suspected
  • Diagnosed with a Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)/Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • Significantly struggling with phonemic awareness, phonics and fluency
  • Significantly struggling with reading comprehension, working memory and critical thinking
  • Significantly struggling with grammar, sentence structure and essay writing

Each child’s SMART Summer protocol is designed to meet their individual learning needs. All Learning Lab programs are based on best practices and the neuroscience of successful reading acquisition. Some of the programs we use are:

  • Barton Reading and Spelling System
  • Foundation in Sounds
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing
  • Reading Assistant
  • DreamBox Math
  • TouchMath
  • Fast ForWord
  • Just Words
  • Multi-Sensory Writing Instruction

Learn more about these programs

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“The ability to read and learn starts with how the brain perceives and processes sound.”

S.M.A.R.T. Summer Literacy Program 2021


Week 1: June 14th – June 18th
Week 2: June 21st – June 25th
Week 3: June 28th – July 2nd
Week 4: July 12th – July 16th
Week 5: July 19th – July 23rd
Week 6: July 26th – July 30th

*All dates are mandatory *Closed July 6th – 10th


8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

SMART Summer Timeline

*All dates for placement screening and enrollment deadlines have been extended

  1. New students must complete an initial Placement Screening to determine their Learning Profile prior to April 9, 2021. The cost of a Placement Screening is not included in the SMART Summer tuition. Establishing a Learning Profile includes the following steps:
    • Parent phone interview (Approximately 30 minutes)
    • Document review (You will be provided a list of required documentation)
    • Student interview and benchmark assessments at The Learning Lab (Approximately 2.5-3 hours)
    • Parent meeting at The Learning Lab (Approximately 1 hour)
  2. Current students and/or returning students must submit their SMART Summer Registration Forms and any updated documents prior to April 9, 2021.
  3. Admission decisions will be released by April 30, 2021.
  4. A signed SMART Summer Agreement and initial payment will be due on or before May 3, 2021.
  5. A second payment will be processed on June 1, 2021.
  6. The Learning Lab’s SMART Summer begins on June 14, 2021.
  7. The Learning Lab will be closed from July 5th – July 9th,
  8. The final payment will be processed on July 1, 2021.
  9. The last day of SMART Summer 2021 is July 30, 2021. Please plan to join us that day for a SMART Summer Accomplishment Celebration and Acknowledgement Ceremony from 11:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Summer 2021 Registration Form

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