The Hamilton Institute for Outreach and Advocacy at The Wheeler School is offering the public a series of free Early Reading Screenings for any child in Grades Kindergarten – Grade 3. Specially-trained experts conduct an hour-long screening with results reviewed with the parent/guardian.
Sign up foron one of the screening dates offered this school year.
The Hamilton Institute was founded to spread awareness and expertise about language-based learning differences and ways of teaching children who are diagnosed with them. For more information about the programs and resources available, contact
2020 dates for free screenings:
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
What do parents say about the screenings?
In a follow up with K, a parent of two early elementary girls, she reported that thanks to the reading screening results, her daughters’ school finally agreed to pursue IEP protocol with both kids. She had been asking the school to do this for years. K said that thanks to the results of the screening and subsequent testing, everyone now understands why her girls were struggling to read.
Another parent tells us that his children were at ease and comfortable during the testing. He appreciated the expertise of our testing staff and was pleased with the positive tone of the testing debrief.
Please note that this is a screening of your child’s emerging literacy and pre-literacy skills and is to be used by you for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as, or relied upon as a substitute for a diagnostic evaluation. The conclusions, recommendations and suggestions should not be interpreted to be, nor relied upon as, professional conclusions, recommendations or suggestions.