The ideal client is a school-aged child for whom there are questions about their learning, academic skill development, or social-emotional functioning and its impact on school performance.
Your referral questions might include:
Does my child have a learning disability?
Is my child gifted?
Are my child’s attention issues unusual for his/her age?
What are my teenager’s academic and cognitive strengths and weaknesses?
What educational recommendations will be helpful for my adolescent who is just starting high school?
Signs a child might benefit from an assessment
starting to lose interest in school
excessively sad or worried
putting in less effort
expressing that the work is too hard
expressing dislike of school
not grasping new skills as readily as peers
disruptive in class or at home
inattentive at school or at home
not progressing academically
The majority of student-clinicians in ISE are not trained in the formal assessment tools used for the identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders. If this is your primary concern, please contact the Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA) for recommendations of other service providers that may be better suited for you.