Psychologists are trained professionals who can help in many ways to ensure the well-being of an individual or family.

  • Counselling for parents of children with special needs
  • Psycho-educational assessments
  • Parenting skills
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Social thinking skills
  • Behaviour strategies
  • Play skills

Our Connecting Dots Psychologists have additional training in:

  • Advanced SCERTS training
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Cognitive Assessments 
  • Academic Achievement Assessments
  • Social-Emotional Assessments
  • ADOS-2 training 
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Assist Training
  • Triple P: Stepping Stones for individuals and groups(level 4)
  • GreenSpan Certification
  • Mental Health First Aid

We have Chinese speaking psychologists available to support parents through the assessment process. We also provide assessment for school and gifted program admission (i.e., Westmount Charter School). Please contact us for more information about Psycho-Educational Assessments and other Psychology services.

There are many reasons that a child can be referred to a Psychologist. As a toddler or a preschooler the main reasons for referral are:

  • Developmental delay in milestones (e.g. speech, motor)
  • Behavioural problems (e.g.temper tantrums, repetitive behaviours)
  • Sleep problems

As children grow the expectations placed on them in their everyday lives increases. A reason to refer to a Psychologist at this age are:

  • Learning or attention problems
  • Behavioural problems
  • Social-emotional concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression)
  • Sleep problems
  • Difficulties making friends
  • Significant life event change (e.g. divorce, death, illness)

A Psycho-Educational Assessment provides information about an individual’s intellectual ability, achievement levels and social-emotional and behavioural functioning through the administration of standardized tests. These assessments are available for children, adolescents and adults to help identify underlying difficulties which may be impacting their behavioural, emotional and social functioning at home, in school and in the community.