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Located in the Brock University Research and Innovation Centre on Lockhart Drive on the Niagara escarpment, the Brock University Reading Clinic is now in partnership with the Centre for Multiliteracies. At the Brock Reading Clinic, we teach skills necessary to be strong readers and writers by working on fluency, comprehension, word study, the writing process, and a deeper appreciation of literature. Working with members of the Niagara community for over 20 years, we are committed to literacy achievement and fostering a love of literacy. We now offer math tutoring and hope to inspire an equal love to numeracy.
There are some exciting changes to the Brock University Faculty of Education Reading Clinic:
Twenty-First Century Reading Research
Research Team: Chrystal Colquhoun, Jessica Domanico, Dr. Fernando Maues, and Dr. Jennifer Rowsell
Steering Committee: Drs. Katia Ciampa, Diane Collier, Xavier Fazio,Tiffany Gallagher, Arlene Grierson (Nipissing University), Jennifer Rowsell, Michael Savage, Ruth Mcquirter-Scott, and Kari-Lynn Winters; Jessica Domanico (the Reading Clinic Coordinator) and Jennifer Colautti (the Centre for Multiliteracies Coordinator); and Krista Kiemele (DSBN), Randy Pruyn (NCDSB), and Alison Mowak (NCDSB).
Reading Clinic Coordinator: Jessica Domanico - 2014/2015 Academic Year Sharon Moukperian - 2015/2016 Academic Year
Reading Clinic Director: Jennifer Rowsell
Funded by Dean's Discretionary Funding and a Social Justice Transdisciplinary Institute Community Engagement Grant
As of January 2015, the research team and selected tutors will spend 6 months working with tutees to teach reading on iPads through apps, ibooks, ebooks, and videogames; attend meetings about the project; write short reflections after each tutoring lesson; and take part in a focus group on the topic at the end of the project.