The waitlist varies from two weeks to two months in length- depending on the time of year and demand for services.
The assessment typically requires two-to-three visits of approximately two-to-three hours of length to complete. These appointments are scheduled at your convenience. A subsequent feedback appointment is typically scheduled approximately a week after testing is completed. A report of the assessment is provided at that meeting.
Psychologists and Psychiatrists both undertake about the same number of years of education and training. Psychologists have doctoral degrees in psychology and specialize in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of human emotion, thought and behaviour. Although they may be trained in the use of medication to treat mental illness, in Ontario they are not as yet licensed to prescribe medications. Psychologists are the only professionals qualified to use certain kinds of psychological tests to assess intelligence as well as emotional and behavioural problems and neuropsychological dysfunction. In Ontario, Psychiatrists tend to focus on the biological aspects of mental health. The practice of most Psychiatrists in Ontario is focused on prescribing medications and consulting with Family Physicians, Psychologists and other health professionals. In fact, Psychologists and Psychiatrists are colleagues and often work closely together.
The fees of psychologists in Ontario are not covered by OHIP, but are covered by private payment, extended medical plans, employee assistance programs, and/or government services and agencies or other special programs.
Typically undertaken to determine whether an underlying neurodevelopmental disorder, behavioural issue, and/or mental health difficulty is affecting the student’s academic, social, and/or family functioning.FIND OUT MORE
Typically undertaken to ascertain a student’s eligibility for disability-related services and to determine the most appropriate accommodations and supports, should they be warranted.FIND OUT MORE
Typically undertaken to determine barriers to success in employment, relationships, parenting, and/or the individual’s general ability to succeed at their goals.FIND OUT MORE