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ERIC Number: ED033837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 17
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Reflections on Title III: Omaha Central Reading Clinic.
Meyer, Ronald E.
The Reading Clinic, Service and Training, in Omaha, Nebraska, was funded its first 3 years under ESEA/Title III and was sponsored by the Omaha Public Schools. Beginning in 1966, it showed substantial success in achieving its four goals: (1) the clinical diagnosis of pupils referred to it; (2) remediation of a select number of students; (3) inservice training of teachers, college students, and volunteer aides; and (4) development of an exemplary model for other clinical reading programs in the area. As a model and an innovative influence, the clinic proved a valuable experience in meeting and reacting to problems inherent in such a program. Staffing problems centered around a shortage of trained personnel and were met by part-time hiring of trained teachers and by training volunteers. In its first 3 years, four clinicians, 37 professional staff members, 20 teachers, and 22 skilled volunteer aides were trained. Problems in research and reporting were partially met with data-processed summary profiles of the students; such data provided material for numerous reports that have had impact on remedial programs in some Nebraska schools. Dissemination of the types of information that would aid action was stressed. Funding complications taught the necessity of careful financial record keeping and of flexibility in planning. (BT)
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Note: Paper presented to the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., April 30-May 3, 1969.