School-aged Children

Work is completed with the child, parent and/or other family members. There may be individual sessions, as well as some family work (such as joint parent-child sessions).

Problems Addressed
  • Mental health concerns, such as anxiety and mood difficulties
  • Sleep problems, such as childhood insomnia and parasomnias (night terrors, sleepwalking)
  • Life stressors or significant life events, such as family transitions and loss
  • Self-image concerns, such as low self esteem
  • Social difficulties
  • Health concerns, such as chronic health issues and/or chronic pain
  • Psychoeducational assessment (about age 7 to 8 onwards).  This is a comprehensive assessment of various aspects, that may impact a child's learning.  Depending on the nature of the referral, it may include: intellectual testing, academic performance, memory, attention, adaptive functioning, social emotional and/or behavioural functioning.   
  • Psychodiagnostic assessment: to explore possible reasons for a child's struggles including possible mental health diagnoses.
  • Functional Behavioural Assessment
  • Parent consultation including providing information, support and suggestions to help with a child's well-being and development
  • Sleep consultation, during which a brief assessment of sleep difficulties are explored and evidence-based suggestions and information is provided to parents and/or child depending on age.
  • Modified cognitive behavioural therapy strategies, integrating age-oriented strategies (role play, play-based therapy)
  • Behavioural strategies
  • Parent training and support
  • Skills training (emotion regulation, social skills)