Clinic Directors: Bonnie Klein-Tasman, PhD (she/her/hers), Donna Laughrin, PhD (she/her/hers)
The CSLD Assessment Clinic is full and the wait list is suspended. We will be making a decision in June 2023 about whether to open the wait list for possible summer or fall availability.
The UWM College Student Learning Disability Clinic is a specialty clinic operating within the Psychology Training Clinic in the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. All direct services are provided by graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program supervised by a Licensed Psychologist.
The clinic is devoted to providing diagnostic assessment services for those university students seeking protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act for learning or attention problems. We do not prescribe or manage medication in this clinic. The clinic offers psychoeducational evaluation on a sliding fee scale to assess for learning disability and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Individuals seeking such accommodations should first contact the Accessibility Resource Center (229-6287 or email@example.com) to determine whether an evaluation from the College Student Learning Disability Clinic is needed. An evaluation by our clinic could be useful to individuals who do not already have documentation to determine eligibility for accommodation services at the Accessibility Resource Center. If an evaluation is needed, then three to four sessions of interview and testing (approximately 8-12 hours) are scheduled at the CSLD. Once these sessions are completed, a follow-up appointment (1 hour) is scheduled to discuss the results and recommendations for intervention, accommodations, and strategies to support learning. If a formal diagnosis of learning- or attention-related difficulty is made, then a referral back to ARC occurs to discuss possible classroom accommodations and other arrangements to facilitate academic performance.
Donna Laughrin, PhD (Clinical Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist)
Dr. Laughrin (she/her/hers) is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a supervisor for the assessment practicum in the UWM Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program. Dr. Laughrin has more than 20 years of experience providing neuropsychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and young adults in a private practice setting. Her areas of specialization include developmental delays, learning disorders, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Laughrin also has experience working with therapists, teachers, and other professionals to assist in intervention planning.
Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D. (Professor, Licensed Psychologist)
Dr. Klein-Tasman (she/her/hers) is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at UWM and is a primary supervisor for the assessment practicum in the UWM Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program. Dr. Klein-Tasman has more than 20 years experience conducting and/or supervising assessments related to attention, learning, and cognitive challenges. In her research, she focuses on learning about the cognitive and behavioral characteristics of children with specific genetic conditions (Williams syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1).
Source of Payment
The College Student Learning Disability Clinic operates on an out-of-pocket payment basis and provides services only to current or aspiring university students. We do not accept private insurance or Medicaid. We operate on a sliding fee scale depending on income. We accept cash, check or credit card at the beginning of each assessment session.
For more information about the evaluation services provided by the College Student Learning Disability Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, please call 414-229-5521 to provide the Clinic Manager with contact information for a screening or email the clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Student Learning Disability Clinic
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 413
Pearse Hall, Room 179
Milwaukee, WI 53201
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Please note: Dr. Laughrin and Dr. Klein-Tasman are unable to provide psychological advice, diagnoses or assessments to people who are not current patients. Only the individual requesting services will be permitted to make the appointment (appointments cannot be made on someone else’s behalf). You will only be considered a patient once you have completed and submitted the intake paperwork and have been seen at the first assessment appointment. Please do not use email for emergencies.