Nazareth College President Daan Braveman recently saw the power of literacy at work when he made a special visit to the College’s Marie Callahan Reading Clinic. He received a special handwritten invitation from Isabelle (pictured) and other young students at the clinic this summer. Isabelle, a second-grader, got a chance to read him the popular book “Bad Kitty” by Nick Bruel.
For more than 30 years, the clinic (which is located on the Nazareth campus) has welcomed elementary and secondary students, as well as the occasional adult from the community, to receive support in learning to read and write. Nazareth graduate students in the literacy programs assess the individual with whom they work to determine strengths and needs, design an instructional program to overcome or compensate for those needs, and provide one-to-one instruction. Faculty members and graduate students also work on building literacy off-site at an area school.
To learn more about the reading clinic, check out this article.