Brock University has a Reading Clinic in Welsh Hall on the 3rd floor. It is a community program that was established over 25 years ago as a non-profit organization. The clinic offers services to perform assessments and individual reading tutoring programs. Many of us consider reading as a given skill. Try to remember how you were taught to read (ie: looking at nouns, prefixes, sentence structure, decoding unfamiliar words, etc.), do you remember it being an easy process? What about writing? Believe it or not, statistics tell us that just over half of the Niagara region is at a level 3 or 4 literacy level! This makes early assessment, intervention and aid extremely important, and to learn how to make literacy FUN!
I am a reading tutor for the Reading Clinic this semester. It is my practicum for one of my courses EDUC 3P45 (it is mandatory for Con-Ed J/I…I took this course by choice). In lecture you learn about literacy, teaching strategies and general knowledge. The information in lecture is applied in the Reading Clinic. This course has taught me a lot valuable knowledge that I will need for the future!!! Plus, you have the opportunity to apply it with a client! The Reading Clinic’s staff is extremely friendly. The staff trains you to be prepared to work for their organization and with their materials.
Click here for the Reading Clinic’s main website.