Student Reading Clinic


Student Reading Clinic

Due to COVID – 19, S.M.I.L.A student training will is cancelled during the 2020 summer session.

Our Mission is to help ensure that all children succeed in the basic language skills of reading, writing, and spelling.  In Memphis, S.M.I.L.A.  offers a four-week reading clinic for students in grades K to 6 during the month of June.  In Nashville, a four-week reading clinic is offered to students in grades 3 – 6.   Students participate in a half day program that teaches using proven research based strategies in the following areas:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Structured, systematic and explicit phonics instruction
  • Reading fluency
  • Systematic spelling strategies
  • Intensive reinforcement and practice
  • Structured, multisensory approach to reading and writing
  • Strategies and techniques for effective learning