CASD provides clinical services for children, adolescents, and adults in areas such as speech, language, cognition, social skills, job training, social-emotional concerns, vocational skills, and more. Clinical services are free and include three distinct clinics. To read more about each clinic, check out the info below!
Speech & Language Clinic:
Graduate student clinicians from the speech-language pathology program at SIU provide weekly therapy to children ages 2-5. These services emphasize play and social interaction to enhance communication and are conducted in a small group, early academic setting.
Language & Cognition Development Clinic:
Graduate and undergraduate students from the Behavior Analysis & Therapy program at SIU provide 1 on 1 ABA therapy to children ages 3-12. These services emphasize teaching basic to complex language and cognition skills in order to develop flexible and independent language and behaviors. Development of social-emotional behaviors using Acceptance and Commitment training and mindfulness practices may be utilized in addition to language and cognitive training to assist in development of values-based, flexible self-management skills.
Mindfulness & Acceptance Clinic:
Formerly known as Club 57, Graduate and undergraduate students in the Behavior Analysis &n Therapy program at SIU provide group therapy to individuals ages 6 and up using Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT). The MAC emphasizes psychological flexibility, mindfulness, values-driven behavior and goals, and strategies for dealing with everyday life anxieties. Sessions may work on skills such as developing friendships and relationships, self-management, job training, or academic based goals.