The Educational Assessment and Student Support Clinic at the University of Utah serves children and adolescents with learning and psychological problems, as well as adults with learning problems. The Clinic offers services to individuals with a variety of problems, including the following:
- Learning disabilities in reading, writing, and/or math
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Children with head trauma or other neurologic conditions affecting cognitive and academic functioning
- Children with psychological or behavioral disorders
Services are provided by advanced graduate students under the supervision of University faculty. These may include:
- Psychoeducational, psychological and/or neuropsychological assessment
- Educational consultation
- Academic or behavioral interventions
- Individual therapy with children and adolescents
- Parent training
- Group and individual social skills training
- Academic planning and consultation with the school regarding a student's educational plan.
The first Clinic appointment will involve an evaluation of you/your child's needs. By the end of this evaluation period, the clinician will be able to offer you an initial impression of you or your child's needs and recommendations for remediation, or a plan for treatment.
For more information about Clinic services or to set up an appointment, please call 801-581-6068. Please know that the Clinic does not provide full-time telephone coverage during regular working hours, and you may be asked to leave a message. The clinic does not provide emergency services; if you have an emergency or are experiencing a current crisis, you may:
- Call University Neuropsychiatric Institute (801-583-2500) or your nearest hospital.
- Call 911.
- Call the Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000.
Evaluations are designed to provide benefits such as an accurate description of client cognitive, intellectual and psychological strengths and weaknesses, treatment planning, and/or school and vocational planning. However, as with psychotherapy, evaluations include potential risks as well as benefits, as previously described. Evaluations may involve several appointments of several hours each, and generally consist of interviews with the client, parent(s) (if the client is a child or adolescent), administration of tests and/or questionnaires, and, when indicated, interviews with school personnel, physicians or other individuals who can provide helpful information to aid in the evaluation. You/your parent's written consent will be necessary to authorize these contacts. Following the completion of the evaluation, a session will be held with you (and your child, if appropriate, for child clients) and your clinician to discuss the results. Due to supervision requirements, it may take several weeks for your clinician to produce a written report of the evaluation. If a report must be written by a certain date, please discuss this with your clinician well in advance. Every effort will be made to make sure that reports are written and disseminated in a timely manner.
For more information about our services or to set up an appointment for an adult (including University of Utah students), please call 801-213-3542.
For more information about our services or to set up an appointment for a child or adolescent, please call 801-581-6068. Please note that our waiting list for child and adolescent evaluations is currently closed. To find another clinic that offers psychoeducational evaluations, please visit the Utah Psychological Association website “Find a Psychologist Directory” https://www.utpsych.org/directory .
It should be noted that the Clinic does not provide full-time telephone coverage during regular working hours, and you may be asked to leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.