The Children’s Learning Clinic (CLC) is a scientist-practitioner training clinic located in the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services. We are affiliated with the Youth-Nex Center to Promote Effective Youth Development and the Curry School of Education's Ph.D. Program in Clinical and School Psychology. The CLC offers comprehensive, affordable, and evidence-based assessment and treatment services for children suspected of having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related difficulties. Research in the CLC focuses on understanding the relationship among cognitive, behavioral, and educational outcomes for children with ADHD within the context of positive youth development. The goal of CLC research is to translate these findings into effective treatments for children with ADHD that build their capabilities and promote positive outcomes.

Information for Parents

We are currently accepting referrals for our comprehensive assessment and treatment services for children ages 8-12 with suspected attention problems and/or ADHD. Families may qualify for CLC assessment and treatment services regardless of insurance or ability to pay. CLC services are provided within the context of our scientist-practitioner research training clinic. Interested parents should call our intake line at 434-243-8931. A member of the CLC will then contact you to answer your questions and conduct a brief (5-10 minutes) screening interview. 

Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

The CLC is currently recruiting bright and tenacious undergraduate research assistants.

Undergraduates interested in research experience should send their CV/resume, unofficial degree audit, and a brief letter of interest to Dr. Schaefer. CLC research assistant (RA) positions require a minimum of one year (3 semester) commitment at 10 hours per week. We are particularly interested in working with bright and tenacious students interested in graduate school in clinical psychology or related fields.


Associated Faculty

CLC Doctoral Students:

  • Paula Aduen, M.A.

CLC Research Assistants:

  • Ali Macasaet
  • Florence Thompson