The Early Reader Screening is like a wellness visit to your doctor. It can help identify problems before they are apparent in school. Just as a vision screening will flag eye problems, but not diagnose them, an Early Reader Screening is designed to flag children with the potential for reading difficulties. This screening is not designed to determine if your child has a learning disability or dyslexia.
The Early Reader Screening takes about an hour to administer. Depending on your child’s age, grade level, and your concerns, the Early Reader Screening may be our recommendation as the next step. If the Early Reader Screening indicates the need to administer our more in-depth Comprehensive Evaluation, 100% of the screening fee will be applied to the cost.
Research from the National Institutes of Health indicates that reading difficulties are most easily addressed in the primary grades. The earlier a child is identified as at-risk, the more likely the child is to become an independent reader. Since it may be difficult for teachers and parents to pick up on the early warning signs, a screening can be a helpful tool for your child.
An Early Reader Screening looks at these critical early literacy skills: