Are you a parent or helping professional looking for a Toronto Psychologist who works with children, adolescents and young adults?
Dr. O'Connor, a Toronto Psychologist, provides Psychological Assessments, School Neuropsychological Evaluations, Consultations and Treatment to a her young clients.She provides support to these young people, as well as their parents, and the helping professionals who work them. She offers her services to clients in
the Toronto and surrounding area.
Psychological Assessments, School Neuropsychological Evaluations and Consultations increase understanding of the psychological issues that present in a young person, and provide evidence based solutions to help. Develop an understanding of the young person's strengths. Learn what his or her needs and challenges are. Find out what is contributing to and maintaining the concerns that worry you. And what kind of interventions can help.
Dr. O'Connor, a Toronto psychologist, offers various psychological services to help you promote positive outcomes in the young people you care about and work with, despite the challenges they face.
1. Psychological Assessments help "get to the root" of the concerns that worry you and lead to evidence based solutions to address them. You will learn how well a young person is doing, compared to others his or her age, across a range of developmental domains. This includes the social, emotional and behavioral domains, as well as the cognitive/learning areas.
You will also learn where a young person's strengths lie, and where there is cause for concern. A psychological assessment uncovers the nature and extent of the young person's challenges, and how to address them.
A Psychological Assessment also provides the foundation to move a young person toward increased competence and psychological well being.
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2. School Neuropsychological Evaluations: Often the young clients Dr. O'Connor works with require a more comprehensive assessment than a psycho-educational or psychological assessment. They may benefit from a thorough understanding of the neuropsychological concerns that underlie the challenges they face. Neuropsychological issues often lie at the heart of a range of issues that present in a young person. These include social, emotional and behavioral problems, as well as school, neurocognitive and learning problems.
Dr. O'Connor offers School Neuropsychological Evaluations to her clients in Toronto and the surrounding area. School Neuropsychological Evaluations rely on various psychological tests to assess the child's neuropsychological functions. The tests within this category include measures that assess Sensory - Motor Functions; Attentional Processes; Visual Spatial Processes; Language Processes; Memory & Learning Processes; Executive Functions and Speed & Efficiency of Cognitive Processing.
Neuropsychological Evaluation also assesses Cognitive and Academic
functioning, as well as Social, Behavioral and Emotional skills,
including trauma related issues and concerns.
Areas of concern in the young person may include:
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3.Trauma/Attachment Based Assessments: The psychological tests and assessment processes in this category, focus on the needs of children who have experienced a single acute traumatic event, like a motor vehicle accident, or a young person who has endured more chronic, ongoing or complex trauma. Regardless of the nature of the trauma, many of the young people who experience either a single traumatic event, or more chronic, complex trauma, show social, emotional, behavioral, and/or learning concerns.
Issues associated with complex trauma include attachment based problems, for example, children who were adopted post infancy, and/or whose life circumstances have prevented the development of a secure attachment bond. Concerns might also relate to the trauma children endure in families where parental problems are at issue. This might include parental problems like alcoholism and/or other addictive behaviors, or mental health concerns. This focus also addresses the trauma associated with bullying, including by a sibling or peers.
In addition, psychological tests and processes in this category also address the trauma associated with a single acute traumatic event, like a motor-vehicle accident, and the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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4.Social/Emotional Behavioral Assessments: These assessments address a range of childhood concerns.These include acting out and impulse control problems, or problems with emotional regulation. Issues related to internalizing concerns such as depression, anxiety and withdrawal are also addressed.
Consultations: Dr. O'Connor, offers consultation services for parents, professionals and organizations. Consult a Toronto psychologist to increase understanding of young person's challenges and how to help.
Dr. O'Connor, a Toronto Psychologist, focuses on the following issues and concerns:
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Dr. O'Connor, a Toronto Psychologist, is the author of I CAN BE ME
This book helps children who are experiencing family stress and includes a focus on Children of Alcoholic and Drug Addicted Parents.
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