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Updated on 5/27/2009 10:35:55 AM.
Source: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Vanderbilt Kennedy Reading Clinic students, their families, and tutors gathered on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 to celebrate at a graduation ceremony at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
The Reading Clinic graduated 29 students this session.
The VKC Reading Clinic uses Curriculum-Based Measurement to assess students each session, so that reading instruction strategies can be changed immediately if progress is not adequate. Students receive one-on-one intensive instruction. Tutors are Peabody College undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to be teachers. Thus, tutors are gaining experience in evidence-based best practices in reading instruction and assessment and are better prepared for teaching.
Reading Clinic services are supported by family fees. Thanks to philanthropy, need-based scholarships are available.
The Reading Clinic is directed by Doug Fuchs, Ph.D., and Lynn Fuchs, Ph.D., international leaders in the study of learning disabilities. They are Professors of Special Education, share the Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development at Peabody College, and are Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigators. They have led research on successful teaching strategies for students with reading (and math) disabilities, and on Curriculum-Based Measurement, the “gold standard” for assessment of students with diverse learning needs in elementary school.
Before third grade, children learn to read. After third grade, they read to learn. Children who have not learned to read fluently by third grade fall farther behind each year, and often end up as school drop-outs.
Two Summer Sessions will be held, June 1-25, 2009 and July 5-30, 2009.
For information contact Clinic Coordinator Caresa Young, Ph.D.
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