ERIC Number: ED232131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-8
Reference Count: 0
Designing Clinical Experiences in Reading Education: Current Program Options.
Bates, Gary W.
To ascertain the current state-of-the-art clinical experiences provided by colleges and universities granting graduate degrees in reading education, a seven-page survey form was mailed to all schools listed in "Graduate Programs and Faculty in Reading, 1981." Questions were designed to obtain information on the following topics: size of college, clients, source of client referrals, size of reading faculty, clinical staff, clinic facility, services provided, fees charged for services, evaluation of clinic services, materials and equipment, funding, advantages and disadvantages and future plans and advice. Responses indicated that 87% of the 242 schools provided clinical experiences within their reading education programs, although only 67% actually had a designated clinic facility in the university setting. Most of the programs offered diagnostic services for silent and oral reading proficiency, word recognition, study skills, spelling, general intellectual development, vision, general achievement, language development, perceptual functions, and hearing. When asked what advice they would offer to a reading department that was trying to establish a reading clinic as part of their program, respondents offered suggestions for funding, personnel, purpose, liaison, and facilities. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Houston, TX, March 5-8, 1983).