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As a non-profit educational service of the Duquesne University School of Education, the Reading Clinic has been helping children and their parents since 1964. Students, ages 6-16, can benefit from affordable, research-based assessment and tutorial services in a nurturing environment that fosters confidence and academic achievement. Students enhance their reading skills with methods developed and practiced by our nationally recognized faculty researchers in reading development.

The clinic provides individualized, assessment-based reading intervention for children from ages 6-16. Placement will be determined by the clinic director and staff based on need.

Our Reading Clinic Provides:

  • Experienced clinicians from our Reading Specialist program and practicing reading specialists who understand our mission of putting children's needs first.
  • Individualized and group instruction, tailored to each student's age and unique needs.
    Evaluation results and final tutoring progress report.
  • Workshops for parents that address their concerns and provide information on how to support their children's literacy development.
  • Convenient session times.
  • Affordable tutoring fees.
Schedule Location Fees

Fall and Spring

  • The Reading Clinic includes both Saturday morning and weeknight sessions.


  • The Reading Clinic is only offered during the week.
  • Parents/guardians work with their student’s assigned interventionist to identify tutoring times that work for both of their schedules.
Assessment and tutoring sessions take place in the Reading Clinic labs, located on the ground floor of Canevin Hall on the Duquesne University campus.

The nonrefundable fee for the 10-week session is $175.*

Fees are payable via cash or check when the student enters the program.

Checks should be made payable to Duquesne University Reading Clinic
*Tuition scholarships are available for those who demonstrate financial need.

Summer 2024 Application

Applications for the Summer 2024 Reading Clinic are now closed. Families will be notified about whether their student has been accepted towards the beginning of June.