During the first step in the assessment process, student clinicians collect background information about the client. This generally involves visits to the client's home for a parent interview and/or family assessment and a school visit for school-aged children.
Next, the client is scheduled to visit the HDC for an evaluation. Student clinicians interview the client and family and use other evaluation procedures to address the referral concerns.
The results of the evaluations and recommendations are presented to the client and/or parents at a multidisciplinary staffing or conference. Various options are explored during this conference. These might include special educational programming, referral to a service agency, or follow-up service that the HDC can provide or develop for the client. Clients receive written reports following this meeting.
Finally, follow-up contact with the client is conducted to assess the effectiveness of the entire process.
Call 715-836-5604, Tuesdays-Thursdays, from 9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m., or e-mail Toni Volbrecht at VOLBRETS@uwec.edu. Letters can be sent to: Human Development Center, 160 HSS Building, UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54702.