Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

VKC Reading Clinic has new leadership

Updated on 10/23/2012 4:06:58 PM.

By: Jan Rosemergy

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic is beginning its 2012 Fall session with the new leadership of Associate Director Nicole Davis, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

“Nikki comes to us with a wealth of knowledge about child development and Vanderbilt,” said Laurie Cutting, Ph.D., Patricia And Rodes Hart Associate Professor of Special Education, and Associate Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics. “Specializing in reading abilities and disabilities, she has worked with me both as the Associate Director of our Vanderbilt Education and Brain Sciences Research Laboratory, and she has assisted me in my role as Faculty Director of the Reading Clinic, providing reading consultation and tutor training in our evidenced-based reading intervention programs.”

The Reading Clinic has been restructured to create this new position to provide day-to-day leadership.

“Nikki has a tremendous passion for children with reading difficulties and their families stemming from her experiences with members of her family,” Cutting said. “This passion, combined with clinical and educational background, provides her with the outstanding knowledge necessary to ensure that the Clinic will continue to grow in capabilities and services to our community.”

Cutting thanked Pam Eatman, Reading Clinic Coordinator for 2011-12, for her excellent service. “She will be missed by all of us at the Clinic,” said Cutting.

The Reading Clinic is enrolling students for its Fall session. The Clinic provides individualized reading tutoring for children in grades K-8 who are behind in reading or who have learning disabilities, or intellectual or other developmental disabilities. For information, call (615) 936-5118.

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