UF Reading Program

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UF Reading Program

The UF Reading Disabilities Program was formed to meet the needs of individuals in the community who have reading and writing difficulties. This program provides services to evaluate and remediate children and adults, while training speech-language pathology graduate students in these areas.

Are you or your child struggling with reading and writing?

  • Sounding out words
  • Reading fluently
  • Spelling
  • Understanding what you read
  • Reading and writing without extreme effort and frustration

The UF Reading Program specializes in the diagnosis and remediation of reading and writing disorders.

We provide:

  • Comprehensive language evaluations to diagnose oral and written language disorders, such as dyslexia
  • Detailed reports, including specific recommendations for intervention and accommodations
  • Evidence-based one-on-one intervention

Contact us for more information or to schedule an evaluation:

352-273-6560 or UFReadingProgram@phhp.ufl.edu

The UF Reading Program is a designated Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program clinic. Scholarships available through the Scottish Rite Foundation to eligible individuals to help cover the cost of the evaluation.

Laurie M Gauger

Laurie M Gauger

Director, Bachelor Of Health Science In Communication Sciences And Disorders Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Phone: (352) 294-8484

Dr. Laurie Mercado Gauger is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She is the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the UF Reading Disabilities Program. Dr. Gauger teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language development and disorders. As the Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Gauger oversees admissions and advising of our campus and online programs, which include our UF Online and Post-baccalaureate programs. She works closely with faculty in regards to the undergraduate curriculum and all aspects of the undergraduate student experience. As Director of the UF Reading Disabilities Program, Dr. Gauger oversees the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with reading and writing disorders. She also supervises graduate students as they complete semester rotations in the clinic to gain experience and knowledge in working with this population.

Certifications:
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency
    American Speech, Language and Hearing Asociation
  • State License in Speech-Language Pathology
    Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Clinical Interests:
  • Developmental reading disorder
  • Language disorders in children
Publications:
Education:
  • 1992-1995
    Doctor of Philosophy in Speech-Language Pathology
    University of Florida
  • 1987-1989
    Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
    University of Florida
  • 1985-1987
    Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
    University of Florida