Child Study Institute
Our Mission: The Child Study Institute prides itself on its interdisciplinary team approach to clinical training, enabling Kean University to provide career-specific, hands-on training to students while simultaneously benefiting the surrounding community.
This clinic is approved by:
The Remediation Clinic, which has been in operation for more than 25 years, offers affordable one-to-one academic tutors for students with learning disabilities. Tutors are certified teachers in Kean's Master's in Special Education program. The graduate students are supervised and advised by post-master’s students in the Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) program. Children attend the clinic one hour per week for ten (10) weeks each semester. During this time the student is provided with academic remediation and learning strategies. Weekly parent groups offer insight and discussion of topics relevant to the student being tutored.
Facilitated by leaders in the field, symposia enhance professional development and provide opportunities to earn in-service credits. Symposia are open to professionals, parents and students in training.
Wilson Reading Program
The Wilson Reading Program is a highly structured system that helps struggling readers learn the structure of words and language. Specific decoding and encoding skills are taught using multi-sensory curriculum. The Wilson Reading Clinic offers small-group instruction throughout the year, including summers.
Kean University Reading and Math Clinic
Kean University's Reading and Math Clinic is a six-week summer tutorial program. Open to students in grades kindergarten through 8, the program evaluates students' strengths and learning difficulties through reading and math tests, as well as general tests of vision, hearing and oral vocabulary. Diagnosis is provided in 2-3 sessions with report and/or case conference with the parent included. Weekly remediation lessons once a week with report to parent included. Tutoring provided by master’s level reading specialists on private cases of diagnosis and/or remediation in reading. The Reading and Math Clinic is an intensive program that includes pre- and post-test evaluations along with final reports.
Interdisciplinary Evaluation Clinic Program
Social workers, psychologists, learning disabilities consultants and other professionals provide clients with a complete assessment of strengths and weaknesses.
Some services available are:
• Preschool Assessments
• Learning Assessments
• Psychological Assessments
• Child Study Team Assessments
• Due Process Evaluation Services
• Remediation programs and recommendations
Performed by Certified Professionals or LDTC interns supervised by a Kean professor, these evaluations identify and provide information on:
• Learning Disabilities
• Sensory and Motor Problems
• Remediation Strategies and School Recommendations
- Administered by a certified School Psychologist, these evaluations identify and provide information on:
- Intellectual Abilities
- Perceptual Abilities
- Cognitive Deficits/ADHD Symptoms
- Memory Problems
- Emotional/Behavioral Needs
- Patterns of Learning
This program leads to certification as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant and is designed for the experienced teachers who want to advance to a position on a Child Study Team. Its purpose is to prepare competent, capable, completely prepared professional LDTCs to effectively provide services in; diagnosing, assessing, and remediating individuals who require special services. The program’s design includes specific competencies presented sequentially in light of the background and experience of the professional entering the program.
Cougar Walk Directions
From Kean Hall/Harwood Arena Parking Lot- Carefully cross the street and follow the side walk towards Campus School North (should see a play ground). Make a left at the play ground and follow the Cougar walk. Make a right at the white gazebo and follow the signs for Child Study Institute (We are the building labeled CSI on the left-hand side).
From Main Parking Lot (along Morris Avenue) - If you are closer to Hennings Hall, take walkway to behind the buildings towards the bridge (but do not cross). Keep right (walking alongside the Technology Building) and take path straight. Continue straight over the Cougar Walk and the Institute will be on the left hand side. If you are closer to Willis Hall, take walkway around the building and cross the bridge past the Center for Academic Success (CAS). Continue down the Cougar Walk past the University Center. Make a left at the white gazebo and follow the signs for Child Study Institute (We are the building labeled CSI on the left-hand side).
From Vaughn Eames Parking Lot- Take the Cougar Walk down past the Vaughn Eames Building. Make a left at Wilkins Theatre, going over the bridge past the Center for Academic Success (CAS). Continue down the Cougar Walk past the University Center. Make a left at the white gazebo and follow the signs for Child Study Institute (We are the building labeled CSI on the left-hand side).
From STEM Building, East Campus and Liberty Hall Campus– Take shuttle bus around Kean University until the shuttle stop in front of Wilkins Theatre. Walk behind the Theatre and follow the Vaughn Eames Parking Lot directions (starting with going over the bridge).