Training in several therapeutic modalities, including client-centred, solution oriented, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, object relations allows Dr. O’Connor to tailor her approach to meet the individual’s unique needs. Her general style is non-judgmental, supportive, and down to earth.
When a child has been referred for a psychoeducational assessment, parents often have questions about the process and the potential value of an assessment. Below are some of the more common questions about the assessment, and answers:
ADHD and Neuropsychological Assessments
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments are much briefer than Psychoeducational Assessments and involve computerized attention testing, an interview, report, and informing session. If a trial of medication is considered appropriate by a medical doctor and the parents, it is possible to repeat the attention testing and review symptom improvement once the medication has been started.