The Literacy Center
Literacy Center Winter 2014 Session Applications
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Literacy Center Winter SessionsNortheastern Illinois University
Dr. JoAnne Vazzano
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625
There are Three Literacy Center Programs: 1) Graduate Clinical Practicum, the Community Program, and the Parent and Family Program
Graduate Clinical Practicum
Graduate Students in the clinical practicum provide diagnosis and instruction under the supervision of a faculty member in the Graduate Literacy Education Program. As a requirement in their degree program, teachers seeking advanced certification for a reading endorsement or a Master's of Arts degree to become a Reading Specialists provide an in-depth diagnosis and individualized instruction for students who wish to improve their reading skills. Readers in grades 1 thru 12 attend late afternoon or evening sessions twice weekly for diagnosis and instruction in the summer, fall, or winter terms. In some summer terms, children meet during the day four times a week. In addition to high quality individual tutoring, parents receive a written report. The report documents reading strengths and instructional needs, progress observed during tutoring sessions, and recommendations intended for school and families to support continued progress.
The Community Program is designed to meet the needs of children unable attend the graduate program because of scheduling problems or lack of space in the graduate program. The community program also services children and adolescents who have good reading skills but wish to improve reading skills with additional strategies. The Community Program tutoring is $50.00 an hour beginning in January 2014. All participants in the Community Program are required to complete diagnostic evaluation at a maximum cost of $200.00. The diagnostic evaluation includes a written report of the evaluation and initial instruction. The diagnostic evaluation is waived for prior attendees of the Graduate Literacy Education Center Program. Space in the community program is determined by availability of high quality tutors.