Services & Specialties
Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

Reading and Literacy Discovery Center.

The clinical services in the Reading and Literacy Discover Center (RLDC) has moved to the Division of Speech-Language Pathology.

If you would like to schedule a reading evaluation for your child, please have your child's PCP send a referral to Cincinnati Children's Division of Speech Language Pathology for an RLDC/reading evaluation. When your referral arrives, a scheduler from Speech-Language Pathology will contact you to schedule your appointment. Please confirm at that time that your concern involves reading and that you would like an appointment with RLDC.

For questions about clinical services, you can call 513-803-READ (513-803-7323).

As always, Cincinnati Children’s will continue to dedicate resources to advance reading and literacy in the Cincinnati area, and around the world. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.

Welcome to the Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

The Reading and Literacy Center offers research-based reading evaluations. Reading interventions may be offered based on diagnosis and availability.

About the Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

The Reading and Literacy Discovery Center (RLDC) is a program designed to advance children’s reading and literacy in the Cincinnati area, and around the world. We are committed to improving childhood literacy by identifying children with reading and learning disorders, such as dyslexia, and providing evidence-based strategies to families and educational professionals to help children achieve academic and lifelong success.

What are the signs of a reading disorder?

  • Family history of reading problems
  • History of being a late talker
  • Difficulty rhyming words
  • Difficulty saying or writing the alphabet
  • Difficulty remembering letter sounds
  • Difficulty reading new words
  • Slow, difficult reading and/or writing
  • Difficulty answering questions about what was read
  • Reading below grade level
  • Difficulty writing ideas on paper

Our Team

The RLDC is made up of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, pediatricians, reading specialists, educational diagnosticians, speech-language pathologists and teachers. Meet our specialists.