Additional Resources for Parents
To aid parents in supporting their child’s educational needs, we’ve compiled a list of high quality resources* that includes:
Speech and language pathologists
These resources can be used as a starting point for your own research and can help you find support that best fits your child’s needs. To discuss whether a resource is applicable to your student, contact us for assistance.
*Please note that the specialists and resources below are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of preference.
When students struggle to live up to their potential in school, parents, educators, and the students themselves, often want to discover why.
Parents and teachers may suspect a student has a learning issue, but only a psycho-educational evaluation conducted by a professional – like the experts listed below – can result in a clear diagnosis and explain the factors – including cognitive and psychological issues – that could be affecting a child’s academic performance.
New Bridges Child & Adolescent Psychological Services
25 Imperial Street #210
Cornerstone Psychological Services
1 Promenade Circle, Suite #313C
Dr. Howard Marcovitch and Dr. Sharon Marcovitch
Marcovitch & Associates Psychological Services
491 Lawrence Avenue West #405
An educational consultant helps parents and students with educational planning and advocating, and connects them with resources that facilitate the learning process.
Speech and Language Pathologists
The ability to communicate effectively is essential to achieving academic success. When a student struggles with speech, language, and associated cognitive disorders, their academic performance can suffer. Speech-language pathologists are qualified to help students who struggle with:
Expressive and receptive language
Resonance and cognitive communication disorders (i.e., memory, organization, problem solving)
A speech-language pathologist works with students to discover solutions and coping strategies that allow students to reach their full academic potential.
Hand Skills for Children Occupational Therapy Services
658 Danforth Avenue #406
Ellen Yack and Associates
2700 Dufferin Street #72
Aquilla Occupational Therapy Services
2811 Bathurst Street
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex disorder that can cause students to struggle in an academic setting. Professionals at an ADHD clinic can help find strategies that allow students to cope with the disorder and succeed academically.
1055 Yonge Street #301
Organizations and Web Sites
The following organizations and their associated web sites provide additional information for disorders that commonly impede academic progress. In addition, they may offer strategies for coping and overcoming issues, along with contact information for professionals who can help.
Autism Speaks Canada – www.autismspeaks.ca
Canadian Dyslexia Association – www.dyslexiaassociation.ca
Child Development Institute – www.childdevelopmentinfo.com
Integra – www.integra.on.ca
LD online – www.ldonline.org
Learning Disabilities Resource Community – www.ldrc.ca
Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders – www.oafccd.com
Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists – www.osla.on.ca
The International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch – www.idaontario.com
The Learning Disabilities Association – www.ldao.ca