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Services

Phone consultations are available if you have any questions about how to best streamline these services to your needs.

 

Psycho-Educational Assessments

A Psycho-Educational Assessment can identify learning, mood, and behavioural challenges in students of all ages, children to adult. It can identify strengths and weaknesses in an individuals learning profile and provide a deeper understanding of their abilities. Possible diagnoses include: Specific Learning Disabilities in reading (Dyslexia), writing (Dysgraphia), and math (Dyscalculia), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression and other challenges and mental health issues that can interfere with learning. After determining the cause of a individual's presenting issue, recommendations will be provided for intervention and accommodation.

Assessment Process May Include:

  • Parental/Self and school-based Interviews

  • Screening for all areas of concern (e.g. Autism, Anxiety, Depression, learning issues, sleep issues, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, etc.) 

  • Parent/teacher/self-checklists based on areas of concern

  • Developmental Profile/Cognitive assessment

  • Academic Achievement assessment

  • Results meeting with family

  • Report with recommendations provided

  • Disability Tax Form completed, if appropriate 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Full Assessment

Autism is a developmental phenomenon, meaning that it begins in utero and has a pervasive influence on development, on multiple levels, throughout the lifespan. Autism produces distinctive, atypical ways of thinking, moving, interacting, sensing and processing. One analogy that has often been made is that autistic individuals have a different neurological “operating system” than non-autistic individuals. (Nick Walker

Assessment Process May Include:

  • Parental/Self Developmental history interview

  • Parental ASD specific interview

  • School-based checklist(s)/interview

  • Screening for all areas of concern (e.g. ASD, Anxiety, Depression, learning issues, sleep issues, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, etc.) 

  • Parent/teacher/self-checklists based on areas of concern

  • Developmental Profile/Cognitive assessment

  • Academic Achievement assessment, if learning issues are present

  • Assessment of Autism specific behaviours via observation/interaction (CARS2 or ADOS2). This may include assistance of multidisciplinary team members including Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist, based on presenting concerns)

  • Results meeting

  • Report with recommendations provided

  • Disability Tax Form completed, if appropriate

  • Individualized Autism Funding referral completed, if appropriate

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  - Brief Assessment

This is an option only if  a recent psycho-educational assessment has already been completed

Assessment Process May Include:

  • Parental and school-based ASD Interviews

  • Assessment of Autism specific behaviours via observation/interaction (CARS2 or ADOS2). This may include assistance of multidisciplinary team members including Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist, based on presenting concerns.

  • Results meeting

  • Report with recommendations provided

  • Disability Tax Form completed, if appropriate

  • Individualized Autism Funding referral completed, if appropriate

Adult Counselling Sessions

These are hourly sessions based on presenting needs.

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Children and Youth - Counselling/Skill Building Sessions

These are hourly sessions focused on the presenting needs of your child.

Sessions may focus on:

  • Social skill development

  • Emotional regulation

  • Becoming more flexible and adaptable (less rigid)

  • Managing and reducing anxious thoughts.

Disability Tax Credit (DTC) application

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.

As a Psychologist, I can only sign off on applications if you or your child are markedly restricted in performing the mental functions necessary for everyday life (described below) if, even with appropriate therapy, medication, and devices (e.g., memory aids and adaptive aids), they meet both of the following criteria:

  • They are unable or take an inordinate amount of time to perform these functions by themselves.

  • This is the case, all or substantially all of the time (at least 90% of the time).

Mental functions necessary for everyday life include:

  • adaptive functioning (e.g., abilities related to selfcare, health and safety, abilities to initiate and respond to social interactions, and common, simple transactions)

  • memory (e.g., the ability to remember simple instructions, basic personal information such as name and address, or material of importance and interest)

  • problem-solving,  goal-setting, and judgment taken together (e.g., the ability to solve problems, set and keep goals, and make the appropriate decisions and judgments)

This application does not guarantee that you will be approved for the DTC.

Assessment Cost and Fees

The hourly fee for psychologists in Saskatchewan is $200, as recommended by the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan. 

In an effort to ensure that no one goes without services, a sliding scale fee may be available. We try to work within the parameters of your benefit plans and funds available.

Please check with your extended health insurance plans to determine if you have coverage for psychological services as you may be fully or partially covered. 

Psychological services may be considered an allowable medical expense for the purpose of income tax deductions.

For post-secondary students, the Canada Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities program may cover the full or partial amount of a psycho-educational assessment. 

Jordan's Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Applications for services can me made through Jordan's Principle. First Nations adults may be covered for services under Non-Insured Health Benefits. 

Metis citizens registered through the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan can apply for services to be covered through the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan Mental Health and Addictions Department.

Children who have Individualized Autism Funding through the Government of Saskatchewan can access counselling/skill-building sessions with the funding provided. Evergreen Psychological Services (Heather Jeancart) is an approved service provider.

Payment options include cash, cheque  and e-transfer.