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Information for clients

Here you'll find information that we feel clients who use our services should know.

Who is typically referred to the Human Development Center (HDC)?

Clients include infants, toddlers, preschool children, school-aged children, and young adults. Services typically include assessment, intervention, and school consultation. Clients are referred to the HDC by parents, service agencies, schools, and health care providers. Common referral problems include:

  • Behavior and adjustment problems
  • Underachievement
  • Giftedness
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Learning problems and/or disabilities
  • Reading difficulties
  • Speech, language, and communication problems
  • Physical handicaps
  • Social concerns
  • Attention-deficit disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bedwetting

For details on the assessment process please click the following link: Assessment

Who will be working with your child?

Student Clinicians are typically graduate students or undergraduate students with advanced standing majoring in the areas of reading, school psychology, special education, communication sciences and disorders, nursing, or social work. Student Clinicians work under the supervision of UWEC faculty who are licensed/certified in their respective disciplines.

What is the cost?

Charges for assessment services provided by the HDC range from $200-$300. In the event of financial hardship, clients may apply for reduced fees.

Where is the center located and when is it open?

The Human Development Center is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, in the Human Sciences and Services building, 239 Water Street. The HDC is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Client evaluations and conferences typically take place on Thursdays.

How do I contact the HDC?

Call 715-836-5604, Tuesdays-Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., or e-mail Toni Volbrecht at Send letter to: UWEC- Human Development Center, PO Box 4004, HSS 160, Eau Claire, WI 54702.

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