Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities

South Dakota LEND Developmental Clinic

The South Dakota Leadership Education Excellence in Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) Program at the Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is a graduate-level traineeship program working to improve the health status of infants, children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities. The South Dakota LEND Program conducts a FREE developmental clinic as part of the training experiences for graduate students.
  • Clinic Services - The South Dakota LEND Developmental Clinic provides a FREE interdisciplinary¬† evaluation to children ages 6 months to 3 years of age who may have a developmental concern. The South Dakota LEND Developmental Clinic is an opportunity for the LEND trainees to obtain hands-on experience working with children and conducting diagnostic assessments. Since the clinic is part of the trainees' educational experience, the South Dakota LEND Developmental Clinic evaluates one child once a month. The trainees are supervised by professionals throughout the clinic process.
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  • Clinic Goal - Anyone can access the South Dakota LEND Developmental Clinic evaluation services for a child who they think may have a developmental concern. These high-quality evaluations meet the standards set forth by the State of South Dakota and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The education staff will receive a comprehensive report outlining the diagnostic instruments, the findings and the recommendations from the evaluation team. The evaluation is offered as a FREE service to provide experience for the LEND trainees and to improve the health status of children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities.
  • To Schedule an Evaluation - To schedule an evaluation or for more information contact the Center for Disabilities by phone at (605) 357-1439 or 1-800-658-3080 or via e-mail at cd@usd.edu.