Additional Resources for Parents

Resources for parentsTo aid parents in supporting their child’s educational needs, we’ve compiled a list of high quality resources* that includes:

Psycho-educational evaluators
Educational consultants
Speech and language pathologists
Organizations
Web sites
Suggested reading

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.


Psycho-Educational Evaluators

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
Phone: 416-220-1341
Website: http://www.newbridges.ca/

Cornerstone Psychological Services
1 Promenade Circle, Suite #313C
Phone: 416-284-5923
Website: http://cornerpsych.com/

Rose Ducharme
Kingsway Psychological and Behavioural Services
3269A Bloor Street West #2
Phone: 416-799-4129
Email: rducharme@kingswaypsych.com
Website: https://www.kingswaypsych.com/

The Clinic on Dupont
101 Dupont Street
Phone: 416-515-2649
Email:  info@theclinicondupont.com
Website: https://www.theclinicondupont.com/

Dr. Rachel Greenbaum and Associates
123 Edward Street #1211
Phone: 416-840-0655
Email: rgreenbaum@drrachel.ca
Website: http://drrachel.ca/

Dr. Karen Steele and Associates
25 Imperial Street #510
Phone: 416-322-5868
Email: karensteele@rogers.com
Website: http://www.drkarensteele.com/

Dr. Marlene Stern
164 Eglinton Avenue East #500
Phone: 416-322-6900
Email: msstern@sympatico.ca
Website: http://drmarlenestern.com/

Dr. Howard Marcovitch and Dr. Sharon Marcovitch
Marcovitch & Associates Psychological Services
491 Lawrence Avenue West #405
Phone: 416-780-0909
Email: carlaf@marcovitch.ca
Website: http://www.marcovitch.ca/

 


Educational consultants

An educational consultant helps parents and students with educational planning and advocating, and connects them with resources that facilitate the learning process.

Elaine Danson and Associates
25 Imperial Street #510
Phone: 416-485-1726
Email: elaine@elainedanson.com
Website: http://elainedanson.com/


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
Articulation
Fluency
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.

Annemarie Weeda
Private Practice
658 Danforth Avenue #406
Phone: 647-235-9886
Email: annemarieweeda@me.com
Website: www.speechtherapytoronto.com

Lisa Altman Strub
Speech Therapy Toronto
638A Sheppard Avenue West #220
Phone: 416-490-1720
Email: info@speechtherapytoronto.com
Website: www.speechtherapytoronto.com

Tamsin Atherton
Chatterbox Speech
20 Garnock Avenue
Phone: 647-899-2883
Email: tamsin@chatterboxspeech.ca
Website: chatterboxspeech.ca


Occupational Therapists

Lizette Alexandre
Hand Skills for Children Occupational Therapy Services
658 Danforth Avenue #406
Phone: 647-236-4263
Email: lizette@handskillsforchildren.com
Website: http://www.handskillsforchildren.com/

Ellen Yack and Associates
2700 Dufferin Street #72
Phone: 416-481-2446
Email: ellenyack@gmail.com
Website: www.ellenyack.com

Aquilla Occupational Therapy Services
2811 Bathurst Street
Phone: 416-785-7899
Email: info@aquillaotservices.com
Website: www.aquillaotservices.com

 


ADHD Support

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.

Springboard Clinic
1055 Yonge Street #301
Phone: 416-​901-3077
Email: info@springboardclinic.com
Website: http://www.springboardclinic.com/

 


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 Canadawww.autismspeaks.ca

Canadian Dyslexia Association www.dyslexiaassociation.ca

Child Development Institutewww.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 Disorderswww.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 Associationwww.ldao.ca