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Loyola Clinical Centers offer summer literacy programs

| By Stephanie Weaver
Loyola Clinical Center's Ready, Set, Read! program
Photo by Nick Alexopulos

The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) is offering two summer programs—Reading & Succeeding and Ready, Set, Read!—to help children’s literacy and language skills.

Reading & Succeeding, open to children in grades 1-12, helps students gain literacy skills, confidence, and an enthusiasm for learning. Instruction is a one-on-one session for children entering grades 3-12. After an assessment, instructors are able to create individual instructional plans based on student needs. Individual sessions run Monday through Friday for one hour.

Small group sessions are available for children entering K-2 on Tuesday through Thursday for an hour and a half. The sessions are grouped according to ability level, after each child’s assessment, and aim to target the needs of the whole group.

Reading & Succeeding is taught by literacy graduate students. The instructors follow daily lesson plans, focusing on a balanced literacy approach targeting the students’ needs, with fun hands-on, multi-sensory activities.  

Reading & Succeeding is especially beneficially for children who are having difficulty with reading and writing in school, aren’t enjoying reading, are not confident readers or writers, or who are struggling in one area of reading—phonics, comprehension etc.

Ready, Set, Read!, which is open to children ages 4-7, aims to build the bridge between oral language and their emerging literacy skills. The program—offered in small group sessions—is co-taught by literacy and speech-language pathology graduate students who evaluate the children’s language and literacy needs and plan instruction to best meet the needs of the group. The program is hands-on, multi-sensory, and fun, focusing on pre-reading skills, phonemic awareness, and metacognitive strategies.

For pricing, registration or more information, call 410-617-1200 or visit the LCC website.

Loyola Clinical Centers

The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) provides state-of-the-art facilities and treatment for people experiencing difficulties in the areas of psychology, pastoral counseling, literacy, hearing, speech, and language. The LCC operates from three locations: Belvedere Square and Loyola/Notre Dame Library in Baltimore City and Loyola's Columbia Graduate Center in Columbia, Howard County. Some services are also provided off-site through partnerships with schools and community agencies. More information can be found at

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