Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know whether my child would benefit from the services of the McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic?

The Clinic focuses on providing tutorial support and assessments for students in the first through eighth grade who are not benefitting sufficiently from instruction provided by their elementary schools.

Students may have been already identified as having a learning disability or may not have been identified but are perceived to be at risk for unacceptably poor achievement by their families.

How do I make an appointment?

Please email us at readingclinic@education.ucsb.edu OR you may call 805-893-7905 to discuss your child’s situation and to make an appointment for an assessment.

General Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday,  3:30-4:15PM  and 4:30-5:15PM

It will operate for the entirety of the 2015-2016  academic year, except quarter breaks and the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day)
  • Thursday & Friday, November 26-27 (Thanksgiving)
  • Monday, January 18 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Monday, February 15 (Presidents’ Day)
  • Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)

Days that the Clinic is closed will not count toward the cost of the program. 

 

For more information about contacting our clinic, including directions, please click here.
What happens during an In-Depth Assessment?

Your child will be evaluated to determine his or her specific reading needs using a variety of assessments based on the initial consult.

Assessments will take 60-90 minutes and include a comprehensive reading and language development inventory.

 

These assessments are administered by supervised graduate students who are in training to be school psychologists. As such, results from these assessments are best used for determining instructional next steps for tutoring services and for informing parents and their child as they engage in discussions about approaches for stengthening literacy-based skills and strategies. Decisions about educational status at a school (e.g., determining eligibility for special education services) will require additional assessment support from a licensed school psychologist.

Who provides the instruction and how often does it take place?

Supervised graduate students and professional teachers associated with the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education provide the tutoring.

Students are tutored for 45 minutes two - four times a week during the school year for periods of 10 weeks with appointment times corresponding to the end of the school day.

How will my child's progress be measured, communicated?

Each student will receive feedback at the end of each tutoring session and his/her progress will be communicated to parents on a weekly basis.

A formal post assessment and report of a student’s specific gains will be provided at the end of the tutoring period, including recommendations for further support, if necessary.

What are the costs of assessment and instructional services at the McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic?

The cost of initial one-time screening is $200.00.  

The cost of tutoring is $35 per small group session (includes on-going assessment and final report). These tutoring sessions may include up to three additional students.  Individual, private sessions are $50 per session and are available upon request.

A sliding scale is available for families with multiple siblings who seek tutoring and/or assessment services.