Many of you have asked about the tests that I referred to in the last blog. These informal screening tests are valuable resources for parents. Parents are often confused about whether their child needs help with reading. The teacher says he’s fine and not to worry; he will “learn when he is ready.” But parents see their children struggling. If you face this uncertainty, you can administer one of these quick, informal screening tests to your child at home to see if your concerns are justified. These informal screenings will help you determine whether you need to take the next step and have your child professionally evaluated. I have included the video of the first grade testing. Other videos are found on the website along with the screening tests.