Thursday, April 03, 2003
HOPE FOR KIDS WHO CAN'T READ, AND SEND THE BILL TO YOUR SCHOOL
If your child has been enrolled in the $7,000-plus-a-year public schools and still can't read at grade level, quit spinning your wheels expecting people who have shown that they can't teach your child how to read to somehow be able to do the job even though they insist on using the same old, failed methods.
Instead, enroll your child in the excellent summer reading program at Creighton University . . . and send the bill to your public school.
Creighton annually invites the Institute of Reading Development to teach the summer weekend classes as a community service, with tuition at $289 for five or six sessions, a fraction of the expense of reading remediation in the public schools.
For children ages 4 through entering fifth-graders, there is a reading class with phonics, comprehension and fluency.
For 6th to 8th graders, and 9th to 11th graders, there is an advanced program said to more than double reading speed and to improve reading comprehrehension one to two grade levels, adding study skills.
For adults, entering high-school seniors, and college students, there is speed reading, which is claimed to improve reading speed by three to four times for light reading and two to three times for professional material, with comprehension, concentration and retention techniques.
For more information, call (800) 979-9151, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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