Centers, clinics, and labs provide experiences for Ball State students and essential services for the public. Services range from supporting those on the autism spectrum to helping educators teach economics.
The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) was founded to produce meaningful answers to the questions that most challenge the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community. By using rigorous research methods and addressing crucial gaps in services, our team seeks to serve those affected by ASD. We also seek to build the capacity of communities to meet the growing needs of individuals with ASD, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Toward that end, we train graduate and undergraduate students to provide services in the context of applied research. We strive to generate innovative, time-efficient, cost-effective treatments that work, so that people with ASD can reach their full potential.
The Center for Economic Education brings Ball State’s top-notch economics education to K-12 students. The center prepares both in-service and pre-service teachers to help K-12 students become responsible citizens, productive workers, knowledgeable consumers, prudent savers and investors, effective participants in the global economy, and lifelong decision-makers.
We combine the comprehensive expertise and resources of Ball State University’s nationally recognized faculty and programs to help schools develop innovative approaches to K-12 education. It is an interdisciplinary center led by Teachers College, the College of Architecture and Planning, and the Miller College of Business.
The Neuropsychology Laboratory was established in 1984 as a research and teaching facility of the Department of Educational Psychology. The laboratory also serves the larger community by assessment of, and remedial planning for, people with neurologic disorders. Research concerns an understanding of brain mechanisms responsible for simple and complex patterns of mental functioning. The Neuropsychology Laboratory provides support for neuropsychology courses offered through the Department of Educational Psychology's cognate specialization in neuropsychology. The laboratory is also a site for internships in the school psychology doctoral program. This training takes the form of service to the community—staff members see patients referred by medical practitioners, public schools, and other agencies.
The TEACH Lab is an adaptive computer lab in the Department of Special Education. The TEACH Lab serves three purposes:
- provides adaptive computer experiences for education students in the Department of Special Education
- provides a resource center for Indiana special educators
- assists educators in assessing the computing needs of children with special needs