UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School is proud to announce the opening of applications for its new Tina Hansen McEnroe & Paul V. McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic. The only university- and research-based clinic for literacy and reading assessments and interventions on California’s Central Coast, the new clinic will open in October 2011 to serve first, second, and third grade students who are experiencing reading and language difficulties. Associate Professor Mian Wang from the Department of Education will be the McEnroe Center’s first Faculty Director. The Clinic was founded thanks to a generous gift from UC Santa Barbara alumna Tina H. McEnroe and her husband Paul V. McEnroe.
For more information about how to apply and on-line application forms, see education.ucsb.edu/reading-clinic.
The McEnroe Clinic will provide a positive tutorial environment and continuity of learning experiences that nurture students to become life-long readers while helping develop their skills to meet increased reading demands in secondary school. It will also be a vibrant site for training and supervision for pre- and in-service educators in the use of evidence-based practices to teach reading to students with or at risk for reading disabilities.
The Clinic will also bring a special focus to young children diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities or at risk for learning disabilities by sharing resources of the Hosford Clinic’s Psychological Assessment Center and the nationally renowned Koegel Autism Center to provide educational and neuropsychological evaluations of clients.
The new McEnroe Clinic – a fee-for-service facility that will also rely on donations from community members and foundations and research grants to carry out its mission – is located in the Gevirtz School’s Education Building at the intersection of Ocean and El Colegio Roads.
[Mian Wang is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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