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Summer Program

Application Process

Children attend our program for a variety of reasons. Some are diagnosed with formal learning disabilities, while others are just "behind" compared to their peers. Our application process is designed to ensure that the program is a "good fit" for your child's learning needs. Applications and supporting material are reviewed by the program director. Parents and teachers are often contacted to clarify the family's educational goals, and the child's learning history and developmental profile.

In general our program is appropriate for students of average or above average intellectual potential that have been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, reading disorder, or are under-achieving in reading.
 Our program is not appropriate for students with primary emotional or behavioral difficulties.

Questions about the program? Please contact Dr. Melissa Orkin.

Applications can be mailed to:

Center for Reading and Language Research
Tufts University
Miller Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Attn: Melissa Orkin

2017 Tufts Summer Reading Program Application
2017 Teacher Recommendation Letter