Donald D. Durrell Reading & Writing Clinic (RWC)
The Donald D. Durrell Reading & Writing Clinic at Boston University serves elementary and middle school students who experience difficulty with reading and writing. Students who enroll in the program have a range of learning profiles: some struggle just a bit, while others experience severe reading and writing difficulty. Some have specific educational needs, while others are not eligible in their respective schools for special support services in reading and writing. Some do reasonably well in reading but struggle with writing.
Students who attend the RWC are evaluated in six key domains of literacy using a collection of research-validated informal and formal assessments. Based on the results of these assessments, an individualized tutoring plan is designed that builds on students’ identified strengths while addressing their needs with instructional approaches that lead to improved reading and writing proficiency. All instruction is provided by teachers who are experts in literacy.
The RWC offers four sessions in the course of each calendar year: two terms that meet on Saturday mornings during the academic year, and two three-week terms that meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings during the summer.