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From left, Wendi Johnson (Psychology), Heather Roberts (Occupational Therapy) and Alison Brockett (Communication Sciences) are faculty supervisors at the Woodcock Autism Assessment Clinic. Below, a multidisciplinary team of TWU faculty and graduate students completes a case consultation. (Courtesy photos)

Clinic closes out second year of autism assessments

The Woodcock Autism Assessment Clinic (WAAC) closed out its second year of providing comprehensive autism assessments to the community. The WAAC is a collaboration between the TWU School Psychology graduate program, Speech and Hearing graduate program, and the Occupational Therapy program.

Graduate students from all three programs participated in multidisciplinary evaluations investigating the possibility of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children ages 18 months to 18 years.

“This is a huge need in our community to determine the presence of ASD in order to access early intervention services to support long-term success,” said Wendi Johnson, clinic director and TWU faculty member in Psychology.

The program received positive feedback from students and from families of the clinic’s clients.