PARIS CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL CENTRE

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WHO CAN MAKE A REFERRAL


Some clients may be referred by their family doctors, mental health professionals, school board staff (e.g., teacher, principal, social worker), Children Aid Societies; however, you do not need a referral to make an appointment. Appointments can be made by telephone, email or by completing the form on the Contact page. 

PRIVACY and CONFIDENTIALITY


Personal information may be shared with written consent from the client, under conditions such as disclosure of a risk of harm to yourself or others, disclosure of information that would indicate that a child under age sixteen has been harmed or neglected, and court orders. Contact us for more information on the protection of your privacy and confidentiality. 

FEES


Psychological services are not covered by OHIP. They are however, usually covered in part or fully by Extended care/ Work Benenfit plans. The fees vary depending on the nature of the service. Some alternative sources of funding may be available through Social Assistance, Children's Aid, and Native Services. A sliding scale is offered. Please contact us for further information regarding fees.

WHAT IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT ?


  • Evaluates a wide range of issues including thinking and reasoning (intellectual), language, memory, learning, attention, planning and organization, behaviour, adaptive functioning, and social and emotional functioning. 
  • ‚ÄčIs geared to having a fuller understanding of an individual's development and functioning in various areas (e.g., school, home, and in the community).
  • Provides useful information on how an individual is functioning academically compared to his/her potential and identifies areas and provides recommendations for educational support and behavioural interventions based of profile of strengths/weaknesses (e.g., enrichment programs, special education programs, remedial programs).
  • Assists in identifying factors that may be impacting and individual's learning and general functioning (e.g., social and/or emotional problems).
  • May lead to a diagnosis to inform appropriate treatment/interventions, facilitate academic accommodations, as well as facilitate funding or access to community resources and services.
  • The assessment process typically includes a parent/guardian interview, child interview, psychological testing, parent/caregiver and teacher questionnaires, a feedback session to discuss results and recommendations, and a comprehensive written report is provided.