We offer Comprehensive and Affordable Testing in Rochester and Online for Adults and Children
In our almost 70 years of helping students, children and adults, we have developed comprehensive methods to identify and respond to dyslexia. An educational evaluation from The Reading Center builds self-confidence, stops self-blaming for reading failures, and provides information to determine intervention strategies.
We use a battery of language skills assessments to measure abilities in phonological processing, reading, spelling, writing, auditory processing, vocabulary and, when indicated, math. Our evaluations provide a clear and objective blueprint of a student's abilities and needs.
To register for testing with The Reading Center, click on the link below and, after payment of a $200 deposit, you will be contacted by our front office to schedule the testing date. Evaluations are usually scheduled within 4-8 weeks.
For an additional fee, students in 4th grade and above may be able to have their testing completed online. Please contact our Program Navigator if you would like to explore this option.
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Full Educational Evaluation
$825* (with written report)
The Full Educational Evaluation provides comprehensive testing, review of previous testing information, an extended conference with the evaluator, and a written report for students. This evaluation is appropriate for students from the middle of first grade (age 7+) through adults. The written report is a valuable tool that can be used for working with schools or employers for seeking accommodations or extra support. Families also find it valuable for future referencing and documentation.
Full testing is 3.5-4 hours. Conference is up to 2 hours.
* If you would like to schedule the testing and conference in the same day, the cost is $925.
Abbreviated Educational Evaluation
$400 (no written report)
The Abbreviated Educational Evaluation will provide information to determine if the Orton-Gillingham approach is likely to be useful in helping the student. For those who go on to enroll in tutoring at The Reading Center, the information collected is very useful for the tutor to be effective and efficient. The family will have an opportunity to discuss findings with the tester; however, no written report or documentation beyond the test score profile will be provided for the family.
Testing is 2.25-2.5 hours and Conference is 1.5 hours
Reading Skills Assessment
$300 (no written report)
This level of testing is for clients who have had a recent evaluation (less than 1 year old) from a medical center, independent evaluator, or school. The Director of Testing will need to approve qualifying reports before a client may register for this level of Reading Center testing. There is no written report generated with this assessment. Clients should consider this when they know that they simply want to go into tutoring. This assessment gives the Academic Language Therapist information about where to start with language therapy and provides a baseline for future rechecks. The conference offers a chance for the client/parents to review the tests administered, understand The Reading Center’s approach to language therapy, and answer questions about what they can expect from tutoring.
Testing is 1.5 hours and Conference is 1 hour
Reading Readiness Assessment
FREE for ages 4-6
The Reading Readiness Assessment is for emergent readers' ages 4 years to middle of first grade. Although these age appropriate, brief tests are not diagnostic for dyslexia, these standardized assessments can help determine whether a child is "at risk" of reading problems.
Use the code RRAS so you do not have to pay the deposit for the free Reading Readiness screening.
Testing and Conference are both 30 minutes each