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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
The clinic includes both Saturday morning and weeknight sessions. 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.

Parents will be required to apply every semester to be considered for the upcoming session.

  • The Duquesne Reading Clinic is now accepting applications for Spring 2022.
  • Applications received by December 20 will receive priority placement. 
  • Please note because of the demand, some children may be placed on a waitlist.

Interested candidates can complete the Reading Clinic Parent Questionnaire.


Contact Us

Valerie Luutran

Assistant to the Program Director