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Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni 
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5957

May 1, 2018 – King’s College is offering an opportunity for struggling elementary school learners to interact in small group and one-on-one literacy interventions during a Reading Clinic to be held the week of June 25-29.

Twenty students who are entering first through six grades in the fall will be accepted for the study on a first-come, first served basis.  Students for the study should have, but are not required, to have been diagnosed as reading at least two grade levels below the class they are entering. Parents of participants are encouraged to provide the graduate students with any available assessment information for review by the clinical team.  School data will be viewed in relationship to this clinical work.  

The elementary school students will meet with graduate students from the Reading Specialist graduate degree class on the King’s campus Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.  Daily sessions will include a whole group motivational activity, small group and individually guided writing, vocabulary development, and diagnostic data collection related to reading fluency and comprehension. 

On Friday, the graduate students, under the supervision of full-time faculty members of the King’s education department, will schedule 20-minute conferences with parents of the students involved in the class.  The meetings will be held between 9:30 a.m. and noon.

Graduate students working with the students are completing their field experience requirement for their advanced degree. 

Deadline for registration is June 6. The fee for the reading clinic is $70, which includes a daily snack and drink and a t-shirt.  For additional information about the reading clinic, please contact Dr. Jill Yurko, director of graduate programs in reading at King’s, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5685 or e-mail