Tests administered to students or adults by Reading and Literacy Clinic are standardized
educational tests; all clinical tests used are reliable and valid. Results may be used for program planning at public schools, universities, and in the workplace. IQ or cognitive testing is not part of the educational test battery. Educational testing includes tests of phonological skills or auditory processing, phonological or language-based memory skills, rapid automatic naming, receptive vocabulary, reading (including phonics skills, decoding real words and nonsense words, oral reading at the paragraph level, fluency, comprehension), spelling, writing skills (including sentence writing, paragraph writing, essay writing), math calculation, math reasoning, and math fluency.


Two clinical appointments will be scheduled: the first for intake and testing and the second to receive and discuss the written clinical report. Intake includes information about the student’s medical and developmental history, educational history, and family history. Parents will be asked to bring the student’s school records and copies of any previous evaluations or testing to the first appointment. Parents will also be asked to fill out intake forms. All information will be confidential. The final written report belongs to the parent or adult client and cannot be discussed or released by Reading and Literacy Clinic without signed written consent of the parent or adult client.


The written report will include background information, clinical observations, test results, a diagnosis if appropriate, together with specific recommendations for instruction and accommodations for school, workplace, and home.


Reading and Literacy Clinic provides consultation appointments for parents who need professional help to review their child’s school records, previous testing, and other
documentation. Program planning, recommendations for instructions and accommodations, and referral to other professionals, clinics, or organizations can be part of the consultation process. Reading and Literacy Clinic also provides consultations for school districts upon request to review student records and assist with program planning.


Reading and Literacy Clinic provides advocacy for parents and students who request help with program planning at school. After an evaluation or after consultation, parents can request additional help with advocacy and school program planning. Ms. Lowell is available to attend school meetings with parents and other professionals to discuss results of the evaluation or consultation and to assist with educational program planning.