The University of Utah Reading Clinic uses assessment and intervention models based on work begun more than 25 years ago at the McGuffey Reading Clinic at the University of Virginia. The intervention models (Early StepsSM and Next StepsSM) developed by one of the most respected reading clinicians in the country, Dr. Darrell Morris, have been tested empirically - nationally and here in Utah. The results of this research suggest that these models are effective in helping at-risk and struggling readers significantly improve their reading performance.
Educators interested in learning how to provide reading assessment and intervention may participate in a UURC practicum. These professional development experiences are offered both at the clinic and on-site at elementary schools.