The School Psychology Clinic

@ Midtown Psychology.ca

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”

Sir Ken Robinson

School Psychology Specialists

@ MIdtown Psychological Services


Psychoeducational Assessments, Gifted Testing & Youth Counselling

Dr. Donna Reist, PhD., C.Psych.,
Registered Clinical & School Psychologist

Welcome to the School Psychology Clinic @ Midtown Psychological Services. As clinical and school psychology specialists, our clinic warmly welcomes students six years of age and older. Whether you’re a gifted student or one who really struggles, it helps to know what you’re good at and what gets in your way. Through a comprehensive psychological and/or psychoeducational assessment we are able to work with you to identify your unique learning needs and strengths. We are fully licensed to diagnose learning, developmental and neurocognitive disorders (e.g., adhd) and we strive to provide you with evidence based recommendations that will set you up for success. After taking a look at our website, we invite you to give us a call and we’ll be pleased to answer your questions.

Psychoeducational Assessments

Did you know?

If you have difficulties learning or expressing what you know and/or in a timely way, you may qualify for accommodations at school, your place of employment, admissions exams or professional licensing exams (e.g. GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, CFP, CSC, etc.).

Learning Disabilities

We are pleased to provide licensed diagnostic services for the identification of Learning Disabilities in reading, writing, math and oral language development.  Learn more.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Clinical assessments are available to diagnose Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related neurocognitive deficits. Learn more.

Developmental Disabilities

Assessment of Mild Intellectual Disabilities and Development Delays including cognitive, academic and daily life skills. Learn more.

Dr. Donna Reist, PhD., C.Psych. Registered Psychologist
Dr. Donna Reist, PhD., C.Psych.
Registered Psychologist
Angela Massey Garrison
Angela Massey Garrison, MA, OCT Psychoeducational Consultant
Elementary Students around a laptop computer

Gifted Testing

The purpose of gifted testing is to identify students with special learning needs due to their exceptional level of intelligence, as measured on an IQ test.  Students who meet the criteria of the Gifted exceptionality may be formally identified through the Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) process, as an exceptional student.  These students may then qualify for placement in a Gifted Program. Learn more.

Young person receiving counselling

Youth Counselling

Coping with stress and suffering is a lifelong journey. It is an inevitable part of being human. We know that like most adults, children are experiencing very high levels of stress in their lives. Learn more.

What is a school psychologist?

School psychologists are a critical part of your child’s school team.  We work collaboratively with teachers and administrators both in schools and privately. Our training and practice relies heavily on evidence-based decision making, accurately identifying problems and making recommendations for interventions that set students up for success.

 School psychologists collect data needed to diagnose and formulate a student’s unique profile of strengths and needs and they work with you to develop effective individual education plans and monitoring strategies.  (Canadian Association of School Psychologists)

School psychologists are trained in the assessment and diagnosis of a broad range of cognitive, learning, and mental health difficulties that can get in the way of academic success.  We administer and interpret a wide range of psychoeducational measures and use clinical assessment tools with increasing sophistication and benefit. 

Logo

These books succeed in communicating mathematical ideas or problems and also succeed as great books. Double win! @KaraNewhouse http://ow.ly/4rQm50B1QSu

Author of the iconic Métis memoir HALFBREED Maria Campbell has closed a two-book deal with McClelland and Stewart publisher Jared Bland for North American English-language rights to two ground-breaking collections of Cree tales to be illustrated by Métis artist Christi Belcourt.

As we transition back to school - whether in-person or online – let’s prioritize mental health and well-being so we can help students thrive.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on nonprofits.

-1 in 5 expect to close within the next 6 months
-$90 million in revenue losses among the 1,100 organizations surveyed
-23% of nonprofits expect their situation to get worse

Learn more & take action: https://theonn.ca/our-work/covid-survey-2020/.

Ontarians: Retweet if you are not a teacher but you support teachers and their unions as they fight to make schools safe for kids and staff. They need us loud! They are fighting for all of us right now. Thank you! #ETFO #SafeSeptember #onted

Load More...
Scroll to Top