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Added on: February 9, 2017
Last updated: February 9, 2017

Reading and Academic Development (RAD) Center

Program Overview / Impact

The Reading and Academic Development (RAD) Center was established in 2015 to better understand and support the academic and educational needs of school-age children with learning and developmental difficulties pertaining to reading.

The RAD Center team provides assessment and intervention services designed to help children who are experiencing difficulty with word decoding, reading fluency, and/or reading comprehension. These services are provided to the community on a sliding scale fee basis with the goal that they can be affordable for all.

The faculty, staff and students at the RAD Center also conduct and disseminate leading-edge, evidence-based research on an array of reading problems.

How to Get Involved

We work to improve the skills of children who are having difficulty recognizing words, reading with confidence and reading for comprehension, The RAD Center serves children with a wide range of reading difficulties, including those with learning disabilities, autism and who are simply struggling with reading. These services are personalized to the needs of individual children.

Assessments: The RAD Center offers comprehensive assessments of children with reading. Learn more here.

Interventions/Remediation: The RAD Center uses a wide variety of evidence-based intervention and remediation methods to meet the specific needs of each child and improve basic reading skills. Learn more about our approach to intervention and remediation here.

More Information

Getting started at the RAD Center: Learn how you can receive RAD Center services here.

For more information, call (530) 752-2741 or email radcenter@ucdavis.edu.

RAD website: http://education.ucdavis.edu/reading-and-academic-development-center

Additional Media

Article about RAD in Catalyst Magazine

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