OSU Reading Readiness Camp

June 9-12 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Murray Hall Basement
Oklahoma State University
Age: 4-7 Years Old

The Reading Readiness Camp is intended to foster a love for reading among young school-going children through hands-on , fun learning activities. Campers will be engaged in small group instruction that focuses on developing their confidence for reading in a supportive environment.

See Registration section for details.


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Lisa Ashley, M.Ed., CCC-SLP has been a practicing speech language pathologist for 23 years. Ms. Ashley joined the faculty of Oklahoma State University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in January 2018 as a clinical supervisor and lecturer.  Prior to working at Oklahoma State University Ms. Ashley worked for The Guthrie Rite Care Language Clinic for 13 years.  During her time with the Rite Care Clinic Ms. Ashley began diagnosing and treating children with reading and spelling disorders.  Ms. Ashley has taken many trainings related to diagnosing and treating dyslexia.  Ms. Ashley has experience utilizing the Barton Reading and Spelling Program and Language Basics Elementary. Ms. Ashley has many years of experience working with both children and adults with a variety of communication disorders.
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Christine Hayes, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and clinical coordinator at the Oklahoma State University Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic.  Ms. Hayes has been a licensed speech-language pathologist for over 28 years with experience in various settings.  She has had experience with children and adults.  Her work has included incorporation of phonological language aspects to transitional 1st classes in several school districts in Oklahoma.
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Donita Tefft, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and graduate coordinator/clinical supervisor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University. Ms. Tefft completed her graduate training at OSU and has worked in the field of communication disorders for over 35 years.  Her areas of expertise include auditory processing/phonological awareness evaluation and treatment, traumatic brain injury in children and adults, feeding and swallowing disorders and articulation and language disorders and differences.
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Nancy J. Wright, M.A., CCC-SLP. is a licensed and certified speech pathologist who currently holds the title of supervisor/lecturer in the Communication Sciences Disorder Department. Her most important role is to provide senior and graduate student clinicians with advice and guidance to develop their clinical skills.
Being a practicing professional for over 38 years, Ms. Wright has treated a variety of communication disorders; however from the very start she began working with children with reading and spelling disorders.  Many times she took phonologically impaired children right into reading readiness knowing they were at risk for reading problem.
Ms. Wright is certified in Alphabetic Phonics, most currently known as Take Flight.  She has taken numerous trainings/courses in relation to diagnosing and treating dyslexia.  In the summer of 2019, she will undergo training in the LIPS program, the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program to further help children with reading problems including dyslexia.  Working with children with dyslexia is one of her many passions in her field.


Day 1 (Tuesday, June 9)

8:30 - 8:45
Welcome and Meet & Greet
8:45 - 9:30
Screening and group activity
9:30 - 10:05
Class 1
10:05 - 10:40
Class 2
10:40 - 10:55
10:55 - 11:30
Class 3
11:30 - 12:00
Class 4 and Wrap Up

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (June 10-June 12)

8:30 - 8:45
Welcome and Warm Up
8:45 - 9:30
Class 1
9:30 - 10:15
Class 2
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:15
Class 3
11:15 - 12:00
Class 4 and Wrap Up

Learning Objectives

To increase child’s alphabetical knowledge, including naming and sequential skills.
To increase child’s knowledge of sound/symbol associations for all consonants, consonant digraphs and short vowels.
To increase a child phonological awareness abilities.
To increase a child’s ability to write/print.


Prices increased $25 after 5pm May 26.

$50 - Registration Fee



  • CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund available if cancellation is received by June 1 (5 PM) and a 50% refund if cancellation is received June 5, (5 PM). No refunds after June 5.
  • Questions or special needs: If you need any special accommodations or assistance, or if you need more information please call 405.744.8459 or email scott.sawyer@okstate.edu

Registration by mail:

OSU Arts and Sciences Outreach

213 Life Sciences East

Stillwater, OK 74078-3017

Phone: 405-744-8459

Email: casoutreach@okstate.edu

Fax: 405-744-6992