Promoting positive psychological outcomes in young people and their families.

Toronto Psychological Testing and Assessments

Dr. O'Connor, a Toronto psychologist, offers Psychological Testing and Assessment services to children, adolescents and  young adults. Her clients include  parents and families in Toronto and the surrounding area. She also provides psychological assessments and testing services at her office in Barrie, Ontario where she serves clients in Simcoe County and York Region.She takes referrals from educational personnel, physicians, pediatricians, personal injury and family lawyers, mental health professionals and organizations, as well as Children's Aid Societies.


Psychological Testing and Assessment Services

Dr. O'Connor provides in depth, comprehensive psychological assessments and testing services to children, adolescents and young adults. She does not offer psychoeducational assessments. She believes more in depth psychological and/or school neuropsychological assessments are required to get to the root of the psychological and learning issues that plague the young people she works with. 

However, the full components of a psychoeducational assessment are included within the comprehensive psychological and/or school neuropsychological assessments she provides.  

Dr. O'Connor integrates a school neuropsychological understanding into the psychological testing and assessment services she offers to young people, their families and the helping professionals who work with them:

  • Sensori-Motor Functions
  • Visual-Spatial Reasoning
  • Auditory/Phonological Processing
  • Memory and Learning Functions
  • Executive Functions
  • Attention
  • Working Memory
  • Speed, Fluency and Efficiency of Processing
  • Language Ability
  • Academic Functioning
  • Social-Emotional Functioning and Adaptive Behaviors 

Psychological Testing and Assessment Services include:

Dr. O'Connor's psychological testing and assessment services explore social, emotional and behavioral concerns, trauma based issues and learning and academic problems. She offers gifted assessments, learning disability assessments, assessments to explore developmental delays and other concerns like autism.  

Psychological Testing and Assessment Can Help

Do you live in Toronto or the surrounding area? Are you looking for help with adolescent or child problems, or with concerns that present in a young adult? Do you worry about learning or behavioral  problems, or social and/or emotional concerns? 

What about neuropsychological issues in a young person? Does the young person suffer from an acquired brain injury, a learning disability or attention problems? Or neurodevelopmental risk factors such as prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol, or both, or low birth weight and prematurity?  

Do you worry about trauma related issues in a child, adolescent or young adult. Has the young  person experienced a single acute trauma like a motor vehicle accident?  Is he or she showing trauma symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Or has the young person experienced ongoing, chronic or complex trauma such as exposure to multiple traumatic events that occur within the family, and/or community?  Is he or she showing trauma symptoms such as emotional and/or behavioral dysregulation, social/relationship difficulties and/or high levels of physiological arousal and problems with concentration? 

Are you a young adult searching for psychological testing and assessment services to explore learning issues, such as a learning disability in order to pursue appropriate support at the college or university level? Or are you looking for help around college admission tests, and/or other issues such as behavioral and emotional concerns?

You are not alone!

Children, adolescents and young adults suffer from a range of psychological concerns, from the relatively benign to the more serious. Their families, and the professionals who work with them are searching for help to support these young people. They want to get to "the root" of the problems that inhibit their potentials, and find effective strategies to address them.

Other Psychological Challenges

What about the other psychological challenges that plague young people and their families? Are you worried about a child whose parents are addicted to alcohol or other drugs? These children, like other children who experience ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are at risk for developing a range of psychological  issues and concerns. 

Dr O'Connor's articles, products and books focus on Family Problems and other psychological  concerns in children and their families.

To view Dr. O'Connor's products and books click here.

To access Dr. O'Connor's free articles click here.

Learn more about Dr. O'Connor's  book, "I Can Be Me-A Helping Book for Children from Troubled Families. It is currently being updated to reflect the recent literature on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This book includes a special focus on children of addicted family members. It also supports young people who are experiencing other adverse experiences. There is an adult guide to assist therapists, parents and other adults in addressing this issue with children, and a children's work book.

Contact Dr. O'Connor about her psychological testing and assessment services. If you have an interest in her book "I Can Be Me" please fill out the required information below, and she will notify you when the updated version is available for sale.  

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Dr. O'Connor's Books & Other Products


I CAN BE Me-A Helping Book for Children from Toubled Families
-with a focus on children of addicted family members -

by Dianne S. O'Connor, Ed.D.

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