An Overview of the Literacy Clinic
The University of Kentucky Literacy Clinic is a resource to the university and surrounding Kentucky communities. The clinic serves readers from first grade to high school adolescents who are having reading difficulties. University faculty members also provide teacher education to educators about how to assess and provide differentiated instruction to striving readers. Because strong literacy practices involve both school and home participation, the clinic also works to develop a partnership with home representatives (i.e., parents, caregivers) regarding literacy learning.
Thanks to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the UK Literacy Clinic is pleased to offer family and adult literacy education:
UK Family Literacy Program -
Family literacy instruction will focus on enhancing families' knowledge and skills related to literacy. Our program will emphasize practical, real-world applications of family literacy, such as read alouds and helping readers with homework or projects.
Parents/caregivers will not only learn how they can support their children's literacy development, but they will also learn about how multiple generations, even their own children, can serve as literacy resources.
UK Adult Literacy Education - Adults who need help with reading and writing can learn here. We will teach in small groups and one-on-one. We work with all adults, including English Language Learners (ELLs).
Computers will be used to learn life skills.