What is CLaRI?
CLaRI is a reading center that provides reading instruction for children and conducts
literacy research. For over 50 years, CLaRI has helped thousands of children from 1st through 12th grade with various reading and writing needs by providing diagnostic and instructional services. At CLaRI, we have been able to help children reading on grade level, but demonstrating a weakness in one area of literacy development, to children reading slightly below grade level, to children reading and writing many years below grade level.
CLaRI Mission Statement
Our Goal is to create success for children who are struggling to read or write. Through evaluation, instruction, and planning for reading and writing success, we support children, their parents, and their teachers. We are committed to the education of all children regardless of their socioeconomic, linguistic, cultural, religious, racial, or ethnic background.
After-school instructional services are provided by University at Buffalo graduate
students seeking their Master’s as Literacy Specialists. All after-school tutoring clinicians are certified teachers and have finished most or all of their core literacy course work. Literacy education faculty members and doctoral students seeking a Ph.D. in Reading Education instruct and closely supervise clinicians as they provide instructional services.
CLaRI Saturday Morning teachers are certified New York State Literacy Specialists.