ERIC Number: ED026213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Supplementary Education Center.
Connor, John J.
The Supplementary Education Center of Worcester, Massachusetts, a Title III project, is a reading clinic designed to help seriously retarded readers. Its objectives are to provide a systematic diagnostic system, an individualized instructional program, a continuing evaluation of reading and instructional materials, and a training ground for classroom teachers. The diagnostic information utilized includes case history data, physical and emotional data, general and potential capacity levels, and present achievement levels for each child. Referral conferences include the principal, the classroom teacher, the remedial reading teacher, and two reading clinic teachers. Individualized instruction is provided for 30 to 40 minutes four times weekly. There is continuous evaluation of materials. One-week inservice teacher training familiarizes classroom teachers with the diagnostic and remedial techniques used. Since its beginning in October 1967, 26 children from grades 2 to 5 have been enrolled. Sixteen have been dismissed as no longer in need of specialized help. References are listed. (BS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act; Title III
Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.