Category Archives: assessment

ADHD in the News: BC study finds “December babies” (especially girls) more likely to be diagnosed & treated

As reported first in Monday’s national news, a newly released UBC study headed by Robert Morrow has uncovered some interesting observations about the diagnosis and treatment of childhood ADHD.  Nearly 940,000 children aged 6 to 12 were studied. A main conclusion is … Continue reading

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Is it ADHD or LD? – Update

A recent national opinion poll shows that most Canadians are confident about psychologists’ abilities.  However, only 44% of Canadians are aware of psychology’s role in diagnosis, assessment, and management of learning disabilities. Of course, from my chair (as a psychologist), our role … Continue reading

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Is it really ADHD or LD? They say my child is “fine,” but I can’t help but feel something is up.

Stumbled across this article recently.  Voices the frustrations (but ultimate relief!) that many parents & smart-but-struggling students face: http://www.todaysparent.com/school-age/education/when-it-learning-disability An experienced and compassionate teacher can usually sum up what the usual psychoeducational assessment covers.  This is why many assessments don’t garner … Continue reading

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