Polk County's Literacy Resource Directory Literacy Directory 2nd Edition - Page 16

LAKELAND INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING LAKELAND REGIONAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT REHAB Contact: Donna Buckner Address: 111 Mosswood Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801                        863-255-1263                  Contact: Karen Bessinger Address: 3030 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803            info@lifl.org           karen.bessinger@mylrh.org            www.lifl.org            www.mylrh.org             Hours of Operation: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm | Monday - Friday   About: Lakeland Regional Health's Outpatient Rehabilitation offers speech therapy in which a Speech- Language Pathologist evaluates all areas of language, including verbal expression, listening comprehension, and written expression. The Pathologists are able to evaluate children ages 0-18 for specific deficits that are impacting their reading and writing and create a plan to meet their needs. The speech therapy service offers home exercise programs and resources for tutoring, as well as education to families to improve their child's literacy skills. The Speech-Language Pathologists also advocate for the child about services they can receive in schools that they may not be aware of. Hours of Operation: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Monday - Friday About: The Lakeland Institute for Learning is a school for special needs (ESE/ELL) students whose purpose is to deliver a traditional and modiȴed curriculum along with clinical services to students within the school setting in order to facilitate their overall well-being and maximize their academic growth. Available Scholarships: • McKay Scholarship Step up for Students: • Gardiner Scholarship (ESE/Special Needs) • Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (Socioeconomic) • Scholarship Funding Organization Other Services: • Parent Advocacy Consulting Services for Special Need Students • 1⁄2 Day Summer Camp opportunities available at a cost. LAKE WALES LITERACY COUNCIL           863-687-1189 Did You Know! The U.S. Department of Education found that, generally, the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores are. www.nea.org/grants/facts-about-childrens- literacy.html Contact: Kristi Perkins | Address: 140 E. Park Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853  863-676-5767|          lwlcouncil@gmail.com www.lakewalescarecenter.com/lake-wales-literacy-council/         Hours of Operation:  8:30 am - 4:40 pm | Monday - Friday About: The Lake Wales Literacy Council offers several literacy services -  - One-on-one tutoring in Adult Basic Education (ABE) reading, writing, and math for individuals reading below the 9th-grade level - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for students who want to improve their English language proficiency and to ease the process of cultural and social assimilation through one-on-one, small group or class instruction - Workplace literacy programs and other programs tutoring those pursuing their GED or developing their English language skills - Tutoring for those eligible to take the U.S. Citizenship test - Support for other area groups offering ESOL instruction. 15