The Cooper Learning Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Stan McKee Reading Foundation to provide individual learning therapy for children who have been identified in grades K, 1 and 2 as at risk for showing signs of dyslexia in the Brooklawn School District in Camden County, NJ.
“We are excited to receive the funding from the Stan McKee Foundation so that we can expand our services with the Brooklawn School District,” said Richard Selznick, PhD, Director of the Cooper Learning Center. “We have been hoping to establish a Reading Institute in Brooklawn where we could offer direct service to students at risk for dyslexia and showcase best practices. Now that we have funding, we can make it a reality and have an even greater impact.”
The funding was provided by the Stan McKee Reading Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Boulder, Colorado, and established in honor of Stan McKee, a long-time grade school principal and an education/literacy professor. The goal of the organization is to provide funding for testing, intervention and effective tutoring for dyslexic students through partnerships with public and private schools.
The Cooper Learning Center was established in 1995 as part of the Department of Pediatrics at Cooper to help children who experience reading and learning disabilities. Since then, it has changed the lives of thousands of children by helping them learn to read. The program uses evidenced-based assessment and treatment methods.
Wendy A. Marano