Denver Learning Disability Assessments

If your child is struggling learning to read words at a grade-appropriate level, or if your child struggles with reading fluency, spelling, or written composition and doesn't seem to be meeting grade-level standards, it can be extremely valuable to get an assessment completed. A comprehensive educational assessment can help you gain insight into your child's academic strengths and weaknesses which helps to determine whether a specific learning disability is impacting your child's academic growth and/or to determine next steps and treatment options for your child.

We offer several options for testing based on your specific needs. We can tailor evaluations as well to meet your child's specific needs. We will write a comprehensive evaluation report within one week of your appointment outlining the relevant background information, testing results and interpretation, treatment recommendations, and academic/family recommendations.


Literacy Evaluation

This assessment is designed to evaluate reading and writing skills to determine whether any literacy related deficits exist. This evaluation is ideal for families that may already have testing completed through the school or another agency and wish to determine whether a diagnosis of dyslexia is appropriate and/or where to begin a therapy/tutoring program. This evaluation looks at awareness of the sound structure of oral language; the ability to recall sounds, syllables, words; digits and letters naming; the understanding of the sound-symbol relationship; the ability to use symbol-sound associations to identify (read – pronounce) real words and nonsense words; the ability to read accurately, at a story-telling pace, words in isolation and paragraphs; and spelling and writing at the single word level, sentence level, and at the paragraph level.

The following assessments will be administered:

  • Sections of Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence - 2nd Edition (CTONI-2)
  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2)
  • Gray Oral Reading Test - 5th Edition (GORT-5)
  • Test of Word Reading Efficiency - 2nd Edition (TOWRE-2)
  • Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST)

The cost of this evaluation is $400.00


Comprehensive Educational Evaluation

This assessment is designed to evaluate oral language (expressive and receptive), reading skills (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), mathematic skills (operations, mathematic problem solving, and fluency), and writing skills (spelling, sentence and essay composition). This evaulation also digs into the foundational and necessary building blocks of reading and spelling through measurement of phonological processing skills. We also evaluate nonverbal reasoning skills to get an idea of a child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses in order to determine which type of treatment program would be the best fit.

The following assessments will be administered:

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-3)
  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2)
  • Gray Oral Reading Test - 5th Edition (GORT-5)
  • Test of Word Reading Efficiency - 2nd Edition (TOWRE-2)
  • Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence - 2nd Edition (CTONI-2)

The cost of this evaluation is $750.00


Pre-Kindergarten Screen

This brief assessment will provide information on your child's general knowledge and Kindergarten Readiness. You will learn about your child's development in spoken language, reading, writing, and mathematics. This assessment can help to identify early indicators of possible learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Results from this evaluation can help us guide you in choosing appropriate apps and games to help your child progress academically and can help us determine whether individual therapy/support may help your child progress his or her abilities before beginning Kindergarten.

The following assessments will be administered:

  • Young Children Achievement Test (YCAT)
  • Portions of the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2) or Informal Assessment of Additional Letters and Sound Knowledge

The cost of this assessment is $150.00


Serving the Denver metro area

2821 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80014

Call us at: 303-309-9135

E-mail us at: info@ascendlearningcenter.com