The Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians Mission Statement:
The mission of the Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians is to facilitate literacy learning, diagnostic/specialized assessment and instruction through influence and upholding standards of practice, to support our members, parents and students, and to promote the work of Reading Clinicians among educational communities, related professional groups and the general public.
The term Certified Reading Clinician is granted to those individuals who have successfully met specific requirements for certification by the Province of Manitoba. The requirements are: completion of a Master’s Degree in Education, a two-year supervised practicum and a recommendation for permanent certification by the supervising mentor and/or school division. The Province issues a numbered School Clinician Certificate to all Certified Reading Clinicians. While some individuals in education refer to themselves as reading clinicians, only those who have attained the numbered School Clinician Certificate can officially refer to themselves as Certified Reading Clinicians.
- Specialists in the areas of literacy and learning.
- We identify individual diverse learning needs, and we are then able to make specific recommendations linked to all areas of academic instruction
- We are certified as both teachers and Reading Clinicians by the Province of Manitoba. Certification requires a Masters Degree in Education and additional courses in clinical reading, literacy and learning.
What we do:
Reading Clinicians are able to provide a range of services to address the needs of learners from pre-schoolers to adults.
These may include:
- Services provided to individual learners in the form of:
- In-depth learning assessment, with recommendations for appropriate instructional strategies
- Diagnostic instruction
- Educational program planning
- Consultative and collaborative services to clients, including:
- Resource Teachers
- Classroom Teachers
- School Divisions
- Other Professionals
- Providing leadership and instructional expertise through:
- Professional Development for Educators
- Presentations to other professionals
- Parent Information Sessions
- Demonstration Lessons
- Specific training for volunteers and paraprofessionals in their work
- Assistance with the development of school-wide literacy plans
- Assistance with the development of literacy programs
- Assistance with the writing and revising of curricula