Learning Diagnostic Clinic Policies and Practices

Op3.25 Learning Diagnostic Clinic Policies and Practices

Mission

The Learning Diagnostic Clinic (LDC) is responsible to the Office of Academic Affairs through the McQueary College of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Psychology. The primary function of the LDC is to provide psychoeducational assessments of learning and psychological disabilities for Missouri State students, as well as individuals in the community and to operate Project Success, an academic support program for college students who have concerns that may affect learning. Both of these services are provided on a fee for service basis.

The Learning Diagnostic Clinic does not provide accommodations based on a disability. All inquiries regarding reasonable accommodations based on a disability must be directed to the Disability Resource Center, Meyer Library, Suite 111, 417-836-4192 (voice), 417-836-6792 (TTY), MissouriState.edu/Disability.

Testing services

The LDC provides assessments of learning and psychological disabilities. Students who wish to inquire about LDC’s diagnostic or testing services do not need to seek referral through the Disability Resource Center, but may instead directly contact the Learning Diagnostic Clinic, Alumni Building, Suite 502. To inquire about testing services, contact the Director, LDC, Psychology.MissouriState.edu/LDC.

Project Success

Project Success is an academic support program for college students who have concerns that may affect learning. This may include individuals diagnosed with a learning disability, ADHD, or other diagnoses. Those enrolled in Project Success will be offered a wide variety of services tailored for the student with learning problems. Research has shown that students enrolled in a comprehensive support program, such as Project Success, generally have a higher GPA and are more likely to graduate than students receiving minimal assistance. Based on experience, students who have achieved success in this type of program were average or above average in ability, highly motivated, and hard working.

Goals

Our immediate goal is to give students the individualized attention/assistance that they need to provide them with an opportunity to perform on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers. In addition, we provide students with both academic and emotional support that will help ease the transition to higher learning. The ultimate goal is to impart professional and academic related skills which will enable the student to function independently, first in the academic environment, and later in the competitive job market.

Courses/confidentiality

Students in Project Success are enrolled in regular college courses and must meet the same academic requirements as their non-disabled peers. They receive degrees in a variety of areas, and are not restricted as to course offerings/selections because of their disability. Project Success students are full-fledged members of the Missouri State community. Their participation in the program is known only to the students themselves and those who they give permission or choose to tell.

Services

In addition to the basic types of services institutions are required to provide (e.g., alternate testing, test proctoring) Project Success offers tutorial support, developmental writing skills, computer assistance, study skills training, time management and organizational strategies. Each student is assigned to a case worker to help track their progress and provide personal consultation.

Application procedures

As soon as possible, interested applicants to Project Success should contact the Learning Diagnostic Clinic to discuss the application procedure. To facilitate the application process, the following items should be sent prior to the interview:

  • Completed Project Success application
  • Copies of SAT or ACT scores
  • High school and/or prior college official transcripts
  • Copies of prior testing that has been conducted
  • Three letters of recommendation

After the above information is received, an interview may be scheduled. Project Success is under the direction of the Learning Diagnostic Clinic (LDC) in the McQueary College of Health and Human Services at Missouri State University. For additional information, contact the Learning Diagnostic Clinic at 417-836-4787.