As humans grow, change is the one thing that stays the same. Toddlers transition to Kindergarten, teens transition to high school, young adults transition to college, and adults transition to careers, retirement, and reinvention. Transitions are opportunities to become more of who we are, and to redefine our potential. Our experts will support your patients in achieving victories in their own transitions—victories that become stepping stones for new achievements and adventures.
We know that diagnosing ADD and ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome and associated conditions must be done with care, expertise, and uncompromising attention to detail. An accurate diagnosis is the first step towards an effective treatment plan. That is why every assessment we do involves these essential components to support diagnostic accuracy and treatment success: A team of experts from different disciplines, clinical interview sessions where we gather information about medical history and current functioning, direct testing of cognitive skills with a psychometrist, an integrated assessment meeting to review the findings, an individualized treatment plan and feedback sessions to review results with our clients.here results and treatments are discussed with the patient and/or family.
People with learning differences share a common story; they are bright and curious, but they aren’t doing as well as expected academically. A Psychoeducational Assessment looks for the underlying cause. It examines brain functioning in many areas: memory, processing speed, academic abilities, visual and verbal problem-solving skills, and expression of ideas. Once strengths and problem areas are identified, our team can recommend targeted and scientifically supported treatments.
Adult ADHD Coaching is an innovative and structured approach that is effective for managing ADD/ADHD symptoms that are interfering with success. Our coaches are licensed health professionals with expertise in attention and skills called executive functions. Working collaboratively with you, your ADHD Coach will help you identify the goals you want or need to achieve.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy where you will challenge the thoughts, feelings and habits that keep you from achieving your goals. Our clinicians will help you think differently, do differently, and feel a whole lot better about who you are and what you want to accomplish.
In Ontario, Psychoeducational Assessments for Learning Disabilities must be overseen by a neuropsychologist, clinical psychologist, school psychologist, or psychological associate. At Possibilities, we have psychologists in all these specialty areas to match your needs. We provide assessment services for children, adolescents and adults. French psychoeducational services are available for children and adolescents.
Learning differences rarely appear alone. If a Learning Disability such as Dyslexia exists, there is a very high chance that ADD or ADHD is also in the mix. And when ADD or ADHD is present, mental health challenges, like anxiety, might be in the mix, too. Strategies focused only on learning won’t be that effective if attention and mental health issues are also present and not addressed. Medical and psychological treatments may be necessary—in addition to educational interventions for learning difficulties—to ensure wellness in a full range of functioning.
Please note that we cannot accept referrals for court or medico-legal purposes, and/or cases with unresolved custody/access issues.
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