Literacy opens the door for academic success. The literacy division at the Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) offers a variety of reading and writing programs for school aged children. We focus on word recognition skills, phonemic awareness and phonics, reading and writing fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. The literacy division at the LCC offers school-based services. Through the literacy services at the LCC, we provide high quality, research-based instruction and assessment in reading and writing for school age children in grades K–12. Children we see may need intensive tutoring, just a little additional help, or enrichment in the areas of reading and writing. Our services are as follows:
Literacy Scholars Program
The Literary Scholars Program of the Loyola Clinical Centers offers a unique opportunity for graduate students in Loyola's reading specialist master's program to participate in individual and group tutoring sessions with students entering grades 1 to 12 in school districts throughout the region:
- One-to-One Tutoring: The graduate student will meet 1:1 with a student, pre-assess their literacy abilities, plan individualized instruction based on needs, and execute the instruction. Post-assessments conclude the program to determine growth and future recommendations. A formal case study report is provided to the parent/guardian of the child at the conclusion of the program.
- Small Group Tutoring: Graduate students co-teach small groups of three or four students. Children are grouped based on similar instructional needs and age. All students are given pre-post assessments and progress monitored throughout the program. Instruction is based on the needs of the group. Progress reports are provided to parent/guardian at the conclusion of the program.
- Combination of 1:1 and Small Group: Students are able to attend the Literacy Scholars Program for both services in order to increase the intensity of the literacy intervention.
The School of Education undergraduate and graduate pre-certification students conduct 1:1 tutoring sessions after school, one day a week, off-site at a public charter school in Baltimore City. The K-8 students are identified by their teachers as needing reading support and are enrolled in the Reading Club. The Loyola pre-certification teachers conduct pre and post assessments and plan lessons based on the students' needs.
Kristina Collins, MS
Division Director, Literacy