Third annual language clinic still has several spots available

The Third Annual Jeanne Warburton Memorial LANGUAGE! Clinic begins June 19 and runs through July 14, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Island School.

Though registration deadlines have passed, Elizabeth Scamahorn of Kauai Education Services and Island School said she still has room for about five more kids, though she can’t imagine turning anyone away if more respond.

“I have a feeling it won’t come to that,” Scamahorn said. “It’s for literacy.”

Scamahorn, a literacy and learning specialist, provides intensive English intervention in a clinical setting—much like a summer baseball or soccer camp—to students with academic or developmental histories of delays in English.

Last year’s program worked with 16 students ranging in age from third to eighth grade, and coming from public, private and home schools.

The clinic fulfills a promise to a dying friend, Jeanne Warburton, whose dream was to design an intensive introduction to the linguistics of the English language for the express purpose of communicating more effectively.

Students will be assessed for placement before the clinic begins, allowing time for ordering and shipping proper materials. The cost of the program is $400 or $500, though some scholarships are available. For more information, contact Elizabeth Scamahorn at 635-0006.

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