Free Reading Screenings

Do you know a student in grades K-3 who struggles with reading and language skills?


Children sometimes lag behind in literacy development simply because they are “late bloomers.” However, sometimes a child’s struggle, frustration, or lack of interest in reading may be indicative of a more significant issue.

The Ethan D. Schafer Center at Lawrence School offers free early childhood reading screenings for students in grades K-3. Screenings are conducted by school administrators and/or psychologists, all of whom have received specialized training in literacy test administration and interpretation.

As Northeast Ohio’s only school specifically serving students with learning differences and attention deficits, Lawrence School specializes in being able to correctly identify literacy issues and offer parents resources and recommendations on where to find help.

Each screening plus feedback takes approximately one hour to complete and is held at the Lower School by appointment only.

Contact Vanessa Diffenbacher, Head of Lower School, at 440.832.7822 or for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Screening Dates

The following Reading Screening dates have been scheduled for 2016-17:

  • December 15, 2016
  • January 26, 2017
  • February 23, 2017
  • March 23, 2017
  • April 27, 2017
  • May 25, 2017
  • June 29, 2017

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