Free Reading Screenings

The ability to read is one of the most important predictors of future academic success. But when there are concerns, how do you know if your child's reading is on track?

The Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences at Lawrence School offers free early childhood reading screenings for students in grades K-3. Each 60-minute screening can identify if literacy issues exist and features personalized, face-to-face feedback and recommendations.

As Ohio’s only K-12 school serving students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, 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.

Screening Dates

Reading Screenings are conducted at our Lower School campus in Broadview Heights by appointment only and are generally scheduled for the last Thursday of the month with certain exceptions. The following dates have been scheduled for 2018-19:


  • August 30
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 29
  • December 13


  • January 24
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 25
  • May 16
  • June 27

About the Schafer Center

The Schafer Center is run in cooperation with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University. Qualified graduate students administer testing and assist with Schafer Center functions. This arrangement helps keep costs manageable, and also ensures that all testing methods and procedures comply with the rigorous demands of the APA-approved clinical psychology program.

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