READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC

 
General Information
Description of ProgramDedicated to providing literacy support to children, adolescents, and adults in an environment where learners have the safety and support that allow them to take risks and gain confidence as they move toward developing mature control of literacy skills. The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic provides services to families in the communities that adjoin Hofstra University as well as in the larger metropolitan area. New York state-certified literacy specialists provide weekly small group or individual instruction. Instructional sessions focus on reading and writing as meaning construction and are carefully crafted to develop a flexible set of reading and writing strategies to use while reading or composing texts. Phonics and spelling skills are addressed and taught in the context of meaningful language study. Our program is modeled on a Reading/Writing workshop approach that creates an environment for engagement in author study, literature circles, and strategic reading and writing instruction. Students also participate in inquiry-based projects making use of fiction and/or nonfiction texts available from our library collection of award-winning children and adolescent literature, as well as through digital technology. The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic also offers professional reading and writing evaluations for school-aged children and adults. Our evaluations are qualitative assessments that describe the learner’s use of reading and writing strategies when transacting with and composing texts. The assessment process culminates with the development of a Biographic Literacy Profile which provides a detailed appraisal of the learner’s reading and writing strengths. Each literacy evaluation is conducted to advocate for the learner. Reading and writing proficiency is described in terms of meaning construction and our evaluations provide parents and teachers with straight-forward and individualized recommendations to support literacy development inside and outside of school settings. Call for more detailed information.
LocationNassau
Geographic AreaHempstead, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York
 
Client Information
EligibilityKindergarten through adult. Literacy Evaluations by appointment only.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFee based
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameMichele Marx
Contact's PositionDirector Reading/Writing Learning Clinic
Contact's Phone(516) 463-5805
Contact's EmailMichele.A.Marx@hofstra.edu
Physical Site Address 1Hofstra University
Physical Site City, State, ZipHempstead, NY 11549
Mailing Address 1Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center
Mailing Address 2Hofstra University
Mailing City, State, ZipHempstead, NY 11549
Main Phone(516)463-5805
Other Phone(516)463-6535
Fax(516)463-4831
Program Emailsaltzmancenter@hofstra.edu
Web Addresswww.hofstra.edu/com/saltzman
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateOct19
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY-JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER
This Program: READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC
Affiliated Services: READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC