Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Summer 2020 CHRONICLE program. We look forward to seeing old and new campers in the Summer of 2021! In the meantime, we are offering traditional individual and group therapy via telepractice depending on availability. Please inquire at 406-243-2405 if you are interested or have questions.
CHRONICLE (Creating High-Quality Renderings & Original Narratives in Comics in a Language-Rich Environment) is a program designed for adolescents who experience literacy challenges and would benefit from literacy-learning strategies to better prepare them for the literacy demands of middle school. During the program, adolescents are presented with evidence-based strategies to improve various aspects of reading (such as decoding, reading comprehension and vocabulary) and writing (such as spelling, organization and word study). Literacy interventions take place while children create an original comic with the help from the Media Arts Department.
Camp CHRONICLE is held during the summer for adolescents completing grade 4 or 5. The camp is for children who struggle with reading, writing, planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks for reading/writing. This summer camp is fun and engaging, and it helps to prepare campers for the upcoming school year.
Each camper is paired with a graduate student and works in small groups to address literacy strategies while creating a comic book.
Camp fees cover a range of materials and services including:
- A comprehensive evaluation of oral and written language skills (occuring one day during the week of July 8).
- Approximately 50 hours of individual and group intervention.
- Approximately 20 hours of instruction in media arts.
- Art supplies, snacks, reading materials, activities and a Camp CHRONICLE t-shirt.
Total 2-week camp fee: $400
Contact the DeWit RiteCare Clinic at (406) 243-2405 for more information.
Dr. Ginger Collins
Dr. Collins is an Associate Professor in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences at the University of Montana. She has over 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist with a primary area of research in adolescent language.