Reading Club for Youth with Special Needs Continues this Fall


SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Community Programs and TryCAN have announced that the Reading Club continues this fall.

The Reading Club is a series of four weekly classes held on Wednesdays starting October 30 from 4:45-5:30 p.m. at the Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue.  The popular and affordable group class, designed for children ages 5-9, helps children with special needs or otherwise struggling or reluctant readers experience the joys of reading.  In a completely embarrassment and failure free setting, the class will capitalize on strengths, instill self-confidence and foster a Can-Do attitude to help children read more confidently. 

The Club is led by Sarah Hanson, a Certified Teacher who has a wealth of experience as a teacher in the school system, and well as extensive experience teaching reading to students with unique needs.  Hanson has also worked extensively in recreation for young children, so she brings a unique perspective to the program, and is able to meld her love of education and recreation into the Club.  In addition to working on core skills depending on a child’s level (such as decoding, word attack, comprehension, making appropriate reading choices) using books, games, music and other activities, the Club plans on holding one class each session at the public library to help students make appropriate reading choices in the community.

The class  costs just $13 a week, with pre-registration required.   To register, or for more information, contact Summit Community Programs at 908 / 277-2932.  Registration is also available online at  TryCAN is a collaboration of several neighboring communities offering an array of recreation programs for children with special needs or those who need special accommodation.  There are no non-resident fees involved and all welcome.

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