University offers reading clinic

Published 10:23 pm Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Troy University will offer a free on-campus reading clinic for Pike County children in kindergarten through fifth grades June 1 through 10.

There will be four sessions a week during the two-week span, Monday through Thursday with the exception of May 31, which is a holiday. Each session is an hour long, from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.

“Learning to read is one of the critical skills a child acquires during his or her early school experience,” said Dr. Pat Warren, Troy University Reading Clinic. “We believe that all children can learn to read and can enjoy reading.

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“Unfortunately, reading does not come easily to all beginning elementary students. The clinic is designed to help students in grades K-five who are struggling in the area of reading and to reinforce the reading skills of more advanced readers.”

The development of the Troy University Reading Clinic is designed to provide opportunities for the progress of the community, its children and students at Troy University, Warren said

“The mission of the Troy University Reading Clinic is to provide school-age children in the Troy and Pike County area with a facility and staff dedicated to the prevention and remediation of reading problems,” she said.

The reading clinic will assist children who are experiencing problems in reading by providing individualized assessment and intensive, researched-based instruction.

“The clinic will be based on the most accurate scientific evidence in reading,” Warren said.

“Any level reader can benefit from this clinic. The first priority of the Troy University Reading Clinic is to help our Troy and Pike County communities produce successful readers.”

As part of the Troy University College of Education, the Troy University Reading Clinic will also serve as a field experience site for undergraduate and graduate students.

About 30 Troy University education majors will be the tutors and/or reading coaches and will provide individualize reading instruction for the students.

Applications for the Troy University Reading Clinic are available at Room 307 Hawkins Hall on the campus of Troy University.

For more information, call 334-670-3584.

The last day to submit an application is Friday, May 28.