DR. KAREN VAVRA (B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D.)
DR. KAREN VAVRA (B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D.)Literacy Assessment & Intervention Specialist

Dr. Karen Vavra is the founding director of the Diagnostic Reading Centre of Calgary (DRCC).  For the past thirty years, she has specialized in language and literacy education, assessment, and development in her varied roles as a highly-regarded teacher, consultant, and researcher.


At her private reading clinic, Dr. Vavra investigates the source and nature of each learner’s language and literacy difficulties in order to determine the most effective instructional strategies for helping each individual improve language, reading, and writing proficiency.

Dr. Vavra draws upon her vast knowledge and experience in current language and literacy research and practices to serve the needs of her clients.


Academic Background and Research Experience

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Teaching Experience

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Consulting & Professional Leadership Experience

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