Educational and Community Services

Human Development Center

The Human Development Center (HDC) is an interprofessional program that works with individuals and families from western Wisconsin. Under the direct supervision of faculty supervisors, student clinicians from Speech-Language Pathology, Education and Learning, Nursing, Psychology, Special Education, and Family Assessment provide evaluation, intervention, and consultation services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families referred from the community. The HDC also sponsors research programs involving academic assessment and intervention, behavioral health, and child and school psychology. The HDC is located on the first floor of the Human Sciences and Services building.

Psychological Services Center

The Psychological Services Center, a clinic staffed by faculty members from the School Psychology program, is located in the HDC. The center provides psychological and family assessment, parent training, and academic and behavioral consultation services to clients referred from the community. Allied disciplines also participate in the center, providing a variety of consulting services, including health, education, and assessment.

Academic Intervention Clinic

The Academic Intervention Clinic, a program sponsored by the HDC, provides school-aged children and adolescents with educational support in the areas of math and reading. Student clinicians conduct state-of-the-art academic evaluations, develop and implement a comprehensive intervention program, provide on-going progress monitoring, and consult with parents and teachers. The program is housed within the HDC with student clinicians also providing services in local elementary schools. Faculty-student collaborative research experiences that focus on applied practice are available to graduate students across disciplines.

Center for Communication Disorders

The Center for Communication Disorders provides diagnostic and intervention services to clients ranging in age from infants to the elderly. Graduate and undergraduate student clinicians, under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists (SLPs), work in the clinic with clients who would like support  for voice, stuttering, speech sound production, hearing, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, and language disorders. The Center is located on the first floor of the Human Sciences and Services building and provides services at no cost to all clients. Contact Heather Pederson at 715-836-4185 for additional information or to request services.

Continuing Education and UW Extended Campus

Continuing Education links the campus and the community by providing a variety of credit and noncredit learning opportunities. The unit, in cooperation with the University’s colleges, provides graduate and undergraduate courses both on- and off-campus in formats convenient to adult learners. Continuing Education courses are open to the general public. For additional information, call 715-836-3636 or visit the website.