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.

  • 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


    • 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.


    • 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:


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

    Phone: 724-357-2174