The school psychology program in the division of Counseling and Psychology in Education provides supervised training for Ph.D. students in the delivery of psycho-educational services, advances the field of school psychology through research and serves as a resource to the community.
A primary goal of our School Psychological Services (SPS) is to diagnose learning, behavioral, social and emotional problems of children and college students, and to make recommendations regarding treatment and management of these problems.
Psychological assessment, consultation, intervention, and referral services are provided to USD students, children, adolescents and families living in the Vermillion and surrounding communities. To that end, the SPS offers comprehensive psychological evaluations to identify educational, developmental and mental health disorders such as:
Referrals are accepted from clients, parents, physicians, schools or other interested parties. Clients are seen by appointment only. Services in the School Psychology Program are available September through May. Appointments may be arranged either in person in suite 210 of the Delzell School of Education building on the USD campus or by calling 605-677-5250, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer, information can be obtained by contacting Amy Schweinle at 605-677-5257/5250.
There is a fee for specific diagnostic and intervention services. Fees are determined by the extent of the services provided and according to a sliding scale based on income. Fees range from a minimum of $10 to a maximum of $300. Presentations, workshops and consultative services may be offered as an outreach of the SPS to community groups, schools and parents on various psycho-educational topics.