UWM College Student Learning Disability Clinic

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 an evaluation should first contact the Accessibility Resource Center (229-5660 or 229-6239) to determine whether an evaluation from the College Student Learning Disability Clinic is required. If an evaluation is required, then two to three sessions of interview and testing (approximately 8-12 hours) are scheduled. During the COVID-19 emergency, some portions of the assessment process may occur via telehealth. Once testing is 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-related difficulty is made, then a referral back to ARC occurs to discuss possible classroom accommodations and other arrangements to facilitate academic performance.

Directors

  • Kristin Smith, Ph.D. (Senior Lecturer, Licensed Psychologist)
  • Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D. (Professor, Licensed Psychologist)

Dr. Smith (she/her/hers) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She teaches undergraduate psychology courses at UWM and is also a primary supervisor for the assessment practicum in the UWM Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program. Dr. Smith has 10 years of clinical experience working with children and young adults with a variety of neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders, in several neuropsychology practice settings, including an academic medical center, hospital outpatient clinic, and private practice. She has research interests in reducing test anxiety and fostering a growth mindset among college students.

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 or check at the beginning of each assessment session.

Contact Information

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 uwm-csld@uwm.edu.

College Student Learning Disability Clinic
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 413
Pearse Hall, Room 179
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Email: uwm-csld@uwm.edu

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the UWM Campus is not yet open for in-person services. We are taking referrals for our wait list for assessments at this time but are not yet scheduling appointments.

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE

Please keep in mind that communications via email over the Internet are not always secure. Although it is unlikely, there is a possibility that information you include in an email can be intercepted and read by other parties before it reaches our inbox.

Please note: Dr. Smith 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.