The transition from third to fourth grade is probably the most important transition a student will make during their school career, especially as it relates to reading. If your child is struggling with reading fluency during the early elementary years, summertime can be a critical season for intensive literacy intervention. Deciphering exactly where your child is missing pieces in their foundation is key. Difficulties with phonological awareness, reading comprehension, and reading fluency can have different underlying causes, and it's important for a thorough evaluation to determine what you as a patent can do to help support your child. For an interesting article from the International Dyslexia Association, click here
As parents, the thought of intervention when our kids are still so "young" is often troubling. But I have yet to meet a professional who doesn't advocate for early intervention services when warranted. It can change the direction of your child's academic path.