The Academic Intervention (AI) Clinic at Eastern Illinois University is run by school psychology graduate students enrolled in the School Psychology
Graduate Program, as part of their advanced practicum training experience (PSY 6890: Advanced Practicum). The AI clinic is located on the
third floor of the Physical Sciences building (Rm 3130) and is part of the Psychology Department. The purpose of the AI clinic is to provide high
quality, evidence-based academic assessment and intervention services to elementary-aged (K-5th grade) students in the local community. The AI
clinic will run during the fall of 2019 and include 10-weekly, assessment and intervention focused sessions. This fall, the clinic will focus on reading
intervention. Parents and guardians will receive weekly updates on their child's progress and learn ways that they can work with their children
at home (in between weekly sessions) to promote reading.
School Psychology graduate students in their second year have completed several courses in individual assessment, theories of learning, behavior
therapy, and special topics in school psychology that have provided them with the knowledge and skills to effectively work with students needing
academic intervention. In addition, during their second year, school psychology students work in the schools under the supervision of a licensed
school psychologist. Graduate student clinicians are supervised in AI clinic by a licensed psychologist.
Elementary-aged (K-5th grade) children are invited to participate in the AI clinic. *Exceptions may be made for older students.
To participate in the AI clinic, children first come to the clinic to participate in an initial screening and in-take session to determine whether the child
qualities for AI clinic. Parents complete clinic paperwork, while a graduate student clinician completes reading screening measures with your child. The
screening session takes approximately 20-30 min. Children who meet screening criteria will be invited to participate in 10-weeks of academic
intervention and ongoing assessment. Screenings will take place on Thurs Sept 5th, 12th, & 19th. To arrange a screening, contact the graduate student
clinic coordinator by email firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 581-2323.
Weekly, 45min sessions will begin September 26th through December 5th (no session Fall Break/Thanksgiving week). Sessions take place at 3:30, 4:30, or 5:30 P.M. on Thursday evenings. Based on screening information, children are assigned to a graduate clinician who provides ongoing intervention and assessment to your child. Your child may be grouped with up to two other (similarly-aged) children with similar reading abilities. During the 10-week clinic, graduate clinicians further evaluate which evidence-based reading intervention is most appropriate for your child. Graduate clinicians provide progress monitoring updates to parents/guardians. Parents also learn how to implement intervention so they can use similar strategies at home with their child.
AI clinic does not bill insurance for the cost of services. The cost to participate in the 10-week, AI clinic is $65 (cash or check made out to EIU Psychology Department). If a client qualifies for services, $65 is due at the first session (session following screening). If a client does not qualify for services, no fee is collected. If a client begins services after the 10-week session has begun, a pro-rated fee ($6.5 per session) may be offered. Clients will not be refunded for missed sessions, nor will clients be refunded if they decided to discontinue services.
EIU School Psychology graduate students are energetic and personable! They enjoy working with children and families and look forward to providing
intervention that is fun and enjoyable!