Welcome to the UCCS Reading Clinics main page, offered by the Graduate Reading Program.
The Graduate Reading Program of the College of Education at UCCS is committed to excellence in reading instruction for all teachers and to appropriate reading development of all children in the Colorado Springs community and beyond. To that end, the program offers two clinical experiences each year. The purposes of these clinical experiences are twofold:
These clinical experiences are university classes in which adults enroll. There are two basic offerings each year: the Summer Clinic and the Fall Clinic. Though related, these classes are very different.
The Summer Clinic is an introductory three credit clinical experience. It is an intensive, four week class which meets on Monday through Thursday during each of the four weeks. The first week of the class is spent in teaching the adults the fundamentals of diagnosis and remediation. In the last three weeks of the class, each adult is paired with a child. The adult practices the strategies with that child. These sessions are presented under the guidance of the professor and daily observation and feedback are provided.
The Summer Clinic has no prerequisites. Any interested adult may take this class. One does not have to be a teacher to participate in this experience. One needs only to be able to meet the relatively demanding requirements of the class.
The Fall Reading Clinic is an advanced four credit clinical experience that lasts for the entire fall semester. One must take the Summer Clinic to be admitted in the Fall Clinic. The basic framework is similar to that of the Summer Clinic, however, the class is significantly more intense, there are more strategies presented and the requirements are significantly greater. This class is usually taken by students who are enrolled in the Graduate Reading Program.
Both Clinics are offered to the community at no cost to the children who participate. Parents or teachers who are interested in having children screened for the Reading Clinics should call the College of Education at 719-255-3934 and request an appointment for a free reading evaluation and screening with Dr. Barbara Swaby.