Our Reading Clinic provides intensive, individualized, one-to-one tutoring using assessment and instructional methods proven by research to promote reading; serving primarily children through middle school.
We use state-of-the-art practices in teaching reading to students with reading difficulties or other students with disabilities who are delayed readers.
Note: The VKC Reading Clinic is accepting applications for enrollment. To begin the application process, please complete this online application. If you have any questions, please call 615-936-5118, or email email@example.com.
An Innovative Approach
The emphasis of this clinic is on treatment. We provide ongoing assessments on each student's progress on a weekly basis. This keeps everyone on track; tutor, student, and parents stay informed so that the instructional program can be individually tailored to the student's needs.
How The Reading Clinic Works
- Students are tutored for one 40-minute session, 2 times per week during the school year (spring and/or fall sessions).
- Please contact the Reading Clinic for information about our new summer programs.
- All students are evaluated to determine specific reading needs.
- Ambitious but realistic goals are determined for the tutoring period.
- Licensed, experienced teachers and supervised, advanced undergraduate and graduate students provide the tutoring.
Reading Clinic Summer Programs
Summer session enrollment is now closed.
- 6-week session, meeting daily Mondays-Thursdays
- Total of 24 sessions, each 40 minutes in duration. Sessions are held in mornings, start times ranging from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
- Begins week of June 3 and ends week of July 15 (no sessions week of July 4). Make-up sessions available July 22-25.
The Gift That Keeps Giving
Grants from our corporate donors have the ability to improve the lives of children in Middle Tennessee by providing scholarships. See how corporate donors are helping children learn to read.
- Laurie Cutting, Ph.D., Faculty Director; Patricia and Rodes Hart Associate Professor of Special Education; Associate Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics
- Nicole Davis, Ph.D., Associate Director
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- Team William
Charity organization raises money to create scholarships for children with Down syndrome at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic.
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