ADHD Assessment

Helping Children & Parents in Alberta

Assessments for ADHD is critical to understand the child’s strengths and how attention affects learning.

Through our assessments, we highlight strengths and identify effective interventions to support student success in school and in life. The bottom-line: proper identification is essential in promoting positive outcomes for students academically, socially, and emotionally.
Children and teens with ADHD are often inconsistent, in which they can do great in one situation and not so well in others. Therefore, information must be obtained from adults who know the child in different settings. 

Comprehensive assessments must be conducted to understand the nature of the child’s ADHD and when the ADHD is helpful for the child or a hindrance. Any assessment for ADHD must also evaluate the student’s behavioural, emotional, and social functioning; as well as their strengths, learning needs, and executive functions.

Learn More About Our Clinicians Who Provide ADHD Assessments

Sally Li, Calgary Assessments

Sally Li

Sally recognizes the importance of working collaboratively with families, teachers, and the community to address the needs of all children and to help promote overall growth and success.

Jacqueline Stowkowy

Jacqueline’s goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, where clients feel comfortable to explore, address, and challenge difficult experiences, situations, patterns of thinking, and behaviour.

Fiona Steedman

Fiona is passionate about supporting school and home environments that facilitate positive mental health, skill development and overall well-being.

Dr. Caroline Buzanko, Children Assessments, Calgary

Dr. Caroline Buzanko

Dr. Buzanko helps parents and teachers understand kids’ strengths, areas of challenge, and how to best support them. She figures out what makes learning easy for kids and strategies to optimize learning. 

Jaime Kerr

Jaime has many years of experience supporting children with unique learning needs and implementing early interventions. She has experience working with children with ADHD, learning differences, and social-emotional concerns. 

Keely Blake

Keely strives to foster a safe and supportive environment where students can share about the unique challenges they experience at home and at school. She is passionate about finding students’ strength to help inform strategies and recommendations for students, teachers, and parents.

A thorough assessment often entails:

Does my child need a psychoeducational assessment?

Every child is different in terms of their needs and abilities, but here are some of the signs that your child may need a psychoeducational assessment:
  • If your child consistently studies hard but the marks don’t reflect his/her effort
  • If your child is clearly intelligent but, because of procrastination and poor planning skills, cannot deliver their homework or assignments on time
  • If your child’s teacher notes in his/her report card that they need to pay more attention or stay more focused in class
  • If your child presents with any behavioural or emotional problems related to school or home
  • If your child consistently doesn’t want or doesn’t like to go to school
  • If your child’s marks are good in all areas except one or two, such as Math or English
  • If you think your child would benefit from school accommodations
Psychoeducational Assessments, Calgary