Reading Center

Contact Information

Suite 1320
Buzzard Building
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday - Thursday

Phone: 217-581-7898
Coordinator: Shilpa Maheshwari


Department of Early Childhood Development, Elementary, and Middle Level Education

Diagnostic & Remedial Reading Program

The Diagnostic and Remedial Reading Program is organized to provide individualized programs for children in grades 1 through 7 who may not be achieving up to their full potential in reading. Clinicians, who are graduate students in the reading program, will assess reading skills, implement needed instruction, and provide parents with a detailed case study.

Pupils will be selected for enrollment based on the judgment of reading specialists, classroom teachers, and principals as to the potential benefits to be gained from participation. This program will normally be offered during the summer, fall and spring semesters at Eastern Illinois University. Seating is limited, and priority will be given to pupils who are able to be present for the entire program.

*There will be a fee of $30.00, payable at the start of the program, to cover the cost of testing materials.

The sessions will be held in the Reading Center, Room 1320 Buzzard Building, Ninth Street, Eastern Illinois University. Interested persons should contact Dr. Linda Reven ( in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education at 581-7883 for further details.

Reading Center
1320 Buzzard Building
Eastern Illinois University