University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Academic Intervention Clinic - Interventionist

30 hours

Community partner: Academic Intervention Clinic
Supervisor: Michael I. Axelrod
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Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer The Academic Intervention Clinic’s approach is to use evidence-based interventions to improve the academic skills of at-risk and low achieving students. Interventionists work one-on-one with several elementary age students, implementing various academic interventions, and collecting data on each student’s progress throughout the semester. Interventionists receive training at the beginning of the semester to learn the intervention model including the specific interventions used and data collection methods. Ongoing supervision is provided throughout the semester.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The Academic Intervention Clinic (AIC) provides academic assessment and intervention services to children who are experiencing academic difficulties. The clinic offers services to help improve a child's academic performance by assessing academic skills, identifying and implementing effective interventions, and monitoring progress. The AIC uses state of the art intervention technology to design, implement, and measure student progress in reading, mathematics, and written language. Services are provided by specially trained undergraduate and graduate students under the direct supervision of UWEC faculty with expertise in academic assessment and intervention.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Students interested in learning about the delivery of evidence-based academic assessment and intervention do exceptionally well as interventionists. Willingness to accept feedback, flexibility, and patience are a plus. Experiences working with children in school settings are preferred but not required.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Service Objective: 1. Support the academic growth of children at-risk for school failure. Student Learning Objectives: 1. Learn to deliver evidence-based academic assessments. 2. Learn to deliver evidence-based academic interventions. 3. Develop collaborative problem-solving skills related to children's academic and behavioral functioning.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer In person - Tuesdays and Thursdays Rides to and from the school can be arranged. Students will be elementary aged.


Additional information (not required).

Answer This is a perfect position for UWEC students interested in careers in education, speech-language pathology, and psychology. Interventionists gain experiences and learn skills related to the teaching and assessment of reading, managing childhood motivation, problem-solving, and working in schools.