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Reading Clinic again lands Dollar General Foundation support

Oct. 16, 2014, 10:01 AM

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has again awarded a $50,000 Youth Literacy grant to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic. This grant is used to provide partial and full scholarships to families of children who would not be able to afford clinic services otherwise.

“The foundation’s gift truly makes a critical difference,” said VKC Reading Clinic director Laurie Cutting, Ph.D. “It allows so many children to overcome reading difficulty through our one-to-one tutoring. The gift also provides partial support for training Metro School teachers as tutors using the evidence-based instructional methods of the Reading Clinic, as well as helping us compensate them for their tutorial time.”

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic provides intensive, individualized tutoring using assessment and instructional methods proven by research to promote reading, and serves primarily children through middle school. The Clinic uses state-of-the-art practices in teaching reading to students with reading difficulties or other students with disabilities who are delayed readers. Clinicians 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.

For more information about the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic, call 936-5118 or visit the VKC Reading Clinic website.

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