Autism assessments in BC have to be completed in a prescribed manner in order to qualify for MCFD funding. I have completed hundreds of such assessments over more than 10 years. As the former (and first) Island Health Senior Clinician and Qualified Specialist in autism, I supervised other psychologists and physicians in how to complete autism assessments, especially in complicated situations. I complete assessments of children, youth, and young adults from 2 to 25 years of age. As far as I am aware, I am the only clinician providing private autism assessments in Victoria. For more information on autism assessments, please click here.
I can, where appropriate and with the right type of documentation, complete forms for more assistance for children, adolescents and young adults with disabilities. These include forms for people with autism (confirmation of previous diagnosis, personalized supports initiative), FASD (personalized supports initiative), and intellectual disabilities (documentation for Community Living BC/CLBC).
The following services are not currently available. If you are seeking these services, please contact the BC Psychological Association’s Referral Service:
Unsure of whether your child needs treatment or assessment? Often a brief one-time meeting can be helpful in determining next directions, which often involves a referral to another, more appropriate professional. I have worked in Victoria for more than 10 years and know, or know of, many service providers.
Also called a 'psycho-ed', these are the assessments that can establish a school/Ministry of Education Special Needs designation when there is a significant developmental or learning concern. These are used to inform an Individualized Education Plan.
Pediatric Neuropsychology refers to the assessment and diagnosis of brain-based conditions (such as traumatic brain injury and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), and the measurement of cognitive processes such as learning, memory, and problem solving in children with identified medical concerns affecting brain development (such as rare genetic disorders, cancer, and developmental disabilities). I complete such assessments for children and youth aged 4 to 19.