The RAD Center offers comprehensive assessments of children with reading difficulties using a wide range of evidence-based assessments. The assessments also determine each child’s reading strengths.
Parents begin by filling out a confidential intake questionnaire about child and family history, particularly reading and literacy-related problems, and the types of services their children have already received in school and elsewhere.
Records and reports from previous assessments are helpful as we design a personalized assessment and intervention plan for your child.
All information shared with the UC Davis RAD Center will remain confidential.
Questionnaires and any additional records or reports should be returned via fax (530-752-6135) or mail:
UC Davis RAD Center
TB 206, Room 101
370 Bioletti Way
Davis, CA 95616
Please do not send via email for reasons of confidentiality.
Our evaluators look at the intake questionnaire and create a Proposal for Assessment, which lays out the specific assessments that will be used to evaluate your child’s current reading strengths and weaknesses. These include tests in the following areas:
Sight word reading
Passage level fluency
General cognitive ability
2-3 hours for testing, including short breaks as needed
2-3 hours for scoring, interpretation of scores, and the writing of a comprehensive report that can also be helpful to the child’s school
1 hour for a follow-up meeting between RAD Center staff and parents/guardians
For parents who know their child has a reading problem, and have been assessed in a different setting (school or other outside provider) and may not need a detailed assessment, we offer an abbreviated one-hour testing battery called a Placement Assessment that is based on a parent questionnaire and previous reports only. No report will be written, but the information will guide intervention and goals. You can download the intake questionnaire here.