Helping Children & Parents in Alberta
Assessments for ADHD is critical to understand the child’s strengths and how attention affects learning.
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 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’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 is passionate about supporting school and home environments that facilitate positive mental health, skill development and overall well-being.
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 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 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?
- 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