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Diagnosis Resources

This list is provided as a
reference source for interested parents and educators.

The UURC has identified the following insititutions as potentially helpful in diagnosing children with reading difficulties and/or other related difficulties. This list is not exhaustive, but merely a "starting place" for locating services.

Please note that the UURC does not guarantee results deriving from use of these providers, nor is the UURC responsible in any way for any effects potentially derived from their use. These are not paid endorsements.

Institute/ProviderLanguage TestingAsperger's/
Autism Testing
Dylexia TestingCommentsAges served

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc.
Action Center
phone: 1-800-498-2071

To locate a speech therapist in your area call the ASHA action center, or visit www.asha.org. You will be able to locate a professional in the areas of speech language pathology and audiology according to your zip code.
Fax # 240-333-4705

The Children's Center
1855 E. Medical Drive SLC, UT 84112
Phone: 801-582-5534
Psychologist Pamela Wilkinson does testing
The Children's Center
5242 So. 4820 W.
Kearns, UT 84118


Focus: emotional and social preparedness for children with behavior problems.

Birth to 7

Pediatric Rehabilitation Center
Orem Community Hospital

331 N. 400 W. Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-714-3505
Carin B. Hadley, SLP


Autism services available. Free preliminary screening avaliable. Child Saver Program, Call Center for Details.

1 to 21

Primary Children's Medical Center
Neuro-psychology Department

Dr. Lisa Giles, Pediatric Psychiatry
81 North Mario Caphecchi Dr. SLC, UT 84113
Phone: 801-662-5592


Neuro-psycological testing; conduct analysis of brain development to determine weak and strong areas.

Birth to 19

Primary Children's Medical Center
Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic
Center for Counseling

Dr. Merrill Kingston
5770 So. 1500 W Taylorsville, UT 84123
Phone: 801-265-3000

 6 to 18

Primary Children's Medical Center
Rehabilitation in Sandy

870 E. 9400 So. Suite 112 Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: 801-571-1223


Does not diagnose autism but does give suggestions to parents. Focus: cognition, motor skills, and language.

Birth to 21

U of U Child and Adolescent Specialty Clinic
Autism Specialty
Director: Dr. Douglas Gray
421 Wakara Way Suite #143 SLC, UT 84108
Phone: 801-585-1212


Also tests other forms of reading disorders.

2 to Adult

U of U Neuropsychiatric Institue (UNI)
501 Chipeta Way SLC, UT 84108
Executive Director: Ross Van Vranken
Phone: 801-583-2500
Special Ed Director: Karina Rasmussen
Phone: 801-587-3154


Full day program for children with serious emotional issues. Asperger's, Autism, and Dyslexia Services are available.

Kid's Star: ages 5-12

Teen Scope: ages 13-18

U of U Educational Assessment & Student Support Clinic
1130 Annex SLC, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-6068
Director: Janiece Pompa, Ph.D


Full psychoeducational exam, some neuropsych exams, train parents on interventions, behavioral problems and techniques.

Children, Adolescents, and Families

Serpas Assessments
Dr. Dorothee L. Serpas, Ph.D.
4505 South Wasatch Blvd Suite 360
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: 801-487-4748

Focus: ADHD and learning problems, congnitive skills, processing, attention,memory, problem solving, and emotional functioning.

3 to Adult