Child Neuropsychology Specialty Clinic

The Child Neuropsychology Specialty Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides comprehensive evaluations to children with a wide variety of neurological conditions and developmental disorders. Typically this includes children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity disorder, genetically based developmental disabilities, and other disorders which affect learning and behavior. Children between the ages of one and twelve are typically seen. Recommendations to guide parents and professionals to support the emotional and cognitive development of the child are provided. The UWM Psychology Clinic is a graduate student training and research clinic and serves the UWM and general Milwaukee community. It is one of the UWM Psychology Clinic Specialty Clinics.

Director

Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dr. Klein-Tasman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Klein-Tasman's research interests include neuropsychological functioning in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders. Her research interests include a specialty in the study of the development of children with Williams syndrome, a rare genetically-based developmental disorder. Dr. Klein-Tasman has advanced specialized training in Pediatric Neuropsychology and the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders including autism, Asperger syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Referral Process

Referrals will be accepted directly from the following:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • School Systems
  • Parents
  • Evaluation Process

Evaluations are usually conducted in two to three visits for several reasons. First, children have a limited attention span and it is crucial to ensure that the evaluation is measuring the child's truly "best" performance. Second, having two visits allows for a thorough evaluation. In order to make appropriate recommendations, we feel that it is absolutely essential to have a detailed history, comprehensive test results, and ample time to observe the child on at least two different days. Third, having two visits allows for an individually-tailored evaluation. Information gathered during the first visit is used in designing the battery of neuropsychological tests that are administered at the second visit.

Every child is unique and children are best served by the individual approach. Following the assessment sessions, a feedback session will be scheduled to review the results of the evaluation. A written report including diagnostic findings and recommendations will be provided to the parents and any other agencies or professionals so designated (in writing) by the parents or guardians. Plans for follow-up will be made if needed.

Before the first appointment, parents will be sent a background questionnaire, release of school records form, parent and teacher behavior rating scales, and directions to the UWM Psychology Clinic.

Source of Payment

The Child Neuropsychology Clinic operates on a sliding fee scale. The fee is based on income and current financial means of the client and will be agreed upon at the beginning of the first session. We do not accept private insurance or Medicaid. Payment plans can be arranged.

Contact Information

For more information about the evaluation services provided by the Child Neuropsychology clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, please contact Dr. Klein-Tasman at (414) 229-3060.

Child Neuropsychology Clinic
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 413
Pearse Hall, Room 179
Milwaukee, WI 53201