Child Study Center

  • Child Study Center observation room

    The Child Study Center (CSC) is a psycho-educational clinic operated by the School Psychology Program of the Department of Educational and School Psychology. Click on the link or the image below for an interactive map.

    Map to the Child Study Center Services

    1. Educational and psychological assessments of children, adolescents, and young adults

      • Typical areas of referrals include learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, school readiness, and vocational planning.

    2. Consultation and education for parents concerning remediation and treatment of children’s academic difficulties and/or problem behaviors

      • Includes recommendations for interventions and supports of children’s learning and behavior problems

    3. Consultation to schools, outside agencies, and other concerned professional personnel

    Clinicians

    • The primary role of the Child Study Center is to provide training for school psychology graduate students.

    • The graduate students provide the assessment and intervention services under the direct supervision of the school psychology faculty and doctoral supervisors.

    Fees

    • The Child Study Center has a fee of $75. However, based on household income the fee can be reduced or waived completely. Evaluations elsewhere can range between $600–800.

    Location and Time

    • The Child Study Center clinic starts mid-January until mid-July each year, but takes referrals at any time during the year. The clinic is located at 243 Stouffer Hall, 1175 Maple St., Indiana, PA 15705.

    Contact and Hours

    • Parents should call the CSC Monday–Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. School personnel wishing to refer a student should recommend that parents contact the Center for an appointment. All information is strictly confidential.

    • Phone: 724-357-2445

    • Email: childstudycenter@iup.edu

    Director

    Dr. Mark McGowan
    242A Stouffer Hall
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    1175 Maple St.
    Indiana, PA 15705-1058

    Phone: 724-357-2174
    Email: mmcgowan@iup.edu