We are honored to receive referrals from teachers, accessibility services personnel, physicians and therapists and other professionals. Clients can also self-refer for assessment and counselling support. Please contact us by clicking on Start the Process via email or complete the intake form on the Contact Us page.
An assessment may be considered if there are teacher or parental concerns about a child’s learning, attention, hyperactivity, social functioning, emotional functioning or behaviour at school. Your child may benefit from an assessment if he/she is:
Typical referral questions can involve questions about the individual’s learning, academic achievement, attention, hyperactivity, social functioning, emotional functioning or behavioural functioning that may be impacting his/her academic, social or occupational success. Some referral questions may be:
Parents play a critical role in the assessment process for both minor and adult clients. Specifically, parents are instrumental in providing background information about their child’s academic, family, developmental and health history along with their social/emotional/behavioural functioning. Additionally, parents will be asked to complete rating forms about their child. When the client is a child, it is helpful for parents to provide report cards, school work samples, previous medical/developmental/psychological reports and any other documents that would aid in understanding their child.
Parents of minor clients will be expected to meet with the clinician in two face-to-face meetings to: 1) complete the intake and background interview and 2) receive the results and recommendations of the assessment (case conference). Rating scales can be completed at home and returned to the clinician as soon as possible.
For parents of adult clients, all communication can be completed through email or phone. Rating scales can be emailed and returned through email or fax as soon as possible. It is not necessary for the parent to attend the intake meeting, but they may wish to attend the case conference meeting if approved by the client.