The SIUE Attention and Behavior Clinic (ABC) is located in Alumni Hall Room 0137 on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. (For a campus map, click here.)
The clinic is staffed by faculty in the SIUE Department of Psychology and is supported by the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. Please call 618-650-2215 for more information on services provided or to make an appointment.
The goals of the clinic are to:
The clinic typically provides services throughout the work week. As a university-sponsored training clinic, appointments are not offered in the evenings or on weekends. For specific scheduling information, please call the clinic directly at 650-2215. This clinic operates on a fee for service schedule, a sliding scale based on family income and size is available. Insurance payment is not accepted.
The SIUE Attention & Behavior Clinic is dedicated to providing psychological services that are supported by research and considered "best practice" in the field. As such, clinic staff use assessment tools that have well-established reliability and validity. Additionally, interventions offered at the clinic have been supported by research in the field of psychology. Furthermore, the clinic takes a data-based decision making approach with each child and family.
The clinic also adopts the theoretical orientation of the Clinical Child and School psychology graduate program. Specifically, the clinic takes the ecological approach which emphasizes the fit between children and their environment. Interventions are designed to enhance the skills of the child to better meet the demands of the environment, change the environment, or both.
The CASE Site is a part of the Attention and Behavior Clinic that operates May through July each year, providing thorough diagnostic assessments of children suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Evaluations are conducted by graduate students in clinical child and school psychology working alongside SIUE faculty. All evaluations are conducted in accordance with evidence-based practices in the field, including administrations of the ADOS-2 and application of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
CASE Site Evaluations typically include classroom and/or home observations, interviews, cognitive assessment, academic assessment, ADOS-2, and ASD symptomology rating scales. Use of these and other assessment tools varies according to clients’ needs. Consent is obtained from parents prior to contact with school and medical personnel.
Parents and guardians interested in evaluation at the CASE Site are encouraged to contact the clinic, at (618) 650-2215, during the spring months, so that clinic staff can schedule home- or school-based observations in advance. During the summer months, the CASE Site is open Monday - Thursday. As a university-sponsored training clinic, appointments are not offered in the evenings or on weekends.
Elizabeth McKenney, Ph.D., NCSP, supervises and participates in all CASE Site evaluations. Dr. McKenney has worked with children with ASD and their families for over ten years. Her expertise includes behavior analytic assessment and intervention, diagnosis of ASD, evidence-based educational services, and social emotional concerns common for individuals with ASD.
The SIUE ABC provides one of the most comprehensive assessments available in the area. The assessment includes:
Graduate students in the Clinical Child and School psychology master's and specialist programs work closely with a team of supervisors to provide assessment and interventions. All graduate students are supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist.
The following faculty in the Department of Psychology at SIUE serve as clinic supervisors.
Dr. Greg Everett received his Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. His research interests include the remediation of childhood behavior problems and parent training.
Dr. Stephen Hupp received his Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from Louisiana State University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research interests include disruptive child behavior and parenting.
Dr. Jeremy Jewell received his Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Girls and Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. His research interests include parent discipline, the family environment, and disruptive behavior disorders. Please visit his website at http://www.siue.edu/~jejewel
Dr. Liz McKenney received her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Florida. Her research interests include school-based services for students with autism spectrum disorders.