Telephone: 514-419-3005

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ADHD

 The Medipsy approach in 4 easy steps

INITIAL CONTACT

An initial contact can be made by phone: 514-419-3005, fax: 514-507-2009, or email: info@medipsy.ca. 

We will ask you the following:

  • Do you know what kind of services you are seeking?
  • Has your child been previously evaluated ?
  • Who referred you?
  • What is your availability (dates and time)?
  • In what language do you want services (English or French)?

One of our professionals will then call you directly to set a first appointment and explain the procedures.  

If your child has already completed an assessment at another clinic, it is not necessary to complete another evaluation at Medipsy to have access to our services. If that is your case, please mention that your child has already been assessed when you call the Clinic for an appointment. A professional will return your call and schedule a consultation that will aim to explain, if necessary, the conclusions of the assessment that was completed with another professional. This consultation will also aim to discuss how these recommendations can be translated into an intervention program, and to present the various services and options that may be available .

THE ADHD EVALUATION

The Medipsy approach begins with an evaluation by a specialist in brain functioning: a neuropsychologist.  A neuropsychologist is trained to administer tests to determine what is wrong and to evaluate the strengths and challenges in how your child's brain functions. The results of the neuropsychological assessment are helpful to design specific and time saving/cost effective interventions.

NOTE: if your child or adolescent has already completed an assessment at another clinic, it is not necessary to complete another evaluation to have access to our services. In this case, please mention that your child has already been assessed when you call the Clinic. A professional will then call you to schedule a consultation; this consultation will aim to explain, if necessary, the conclusions of the assessment that was completed with another professional, to discuss how these recommendations can be translated into an intervention program, and to present the various services and options that may be available to you.

PERSONAL CASE ASSISTANT

At the end of the evaluation, you will receive the recommendations of the neuropsychologist. If you choose Medipsy for help in following or applying these recommendations, we will assign you with a Personal Case Assistant who you can use as needed.  

This Personal Case Assistant is the professional responsible for:

  • Translating the neuropsychological evaluation into a manageable treatment or intervention plan for your child and you
  • Helping you decide the most important place(s) to focus your efforts
  • Guiding you in choosing a qualified professional(s) with the right expertise for your child's plan 
  • Keeping in touch with you to make sure that your child is making good progress and that your child and you are satisfied with the treatment provider(s)
  • Liaising with your child's physician if required.

Our Personal Case Assistants can also work with evaluations done by a qualified professional outside Medipsy.

TREATMENT AND INTERVENTION

Your Personal Case Assistant will connect you, if and as needed, with a qualified coach, remedial teacher, psychotherapist (individual, couple, or family), or vocational counsellor who will work with your child and you on the personalized treatment plan

Coaching

  • Teaches optimal ways to deal with your child
  • Helps develop good time management skills and an optimal routine
  • Increases your child's level of organization and teaches good time management skills
  • Increases your child's level of organization and enhances his or her ability to initiate and complete tasks  
  • Improves your child's working memory using structure and routines
  • Provides the support and structure needed to accomplish your goals and your child's goals
  • Builds self-awareness for effective decision making and enhances communication and problem solving skills
  • Deepens your child's resilience in the face of setbacks

Special education / remedial teaching

  • Works with your child to help him or her develop optimal cognitive strategies as well as diverse strategies for planning and carrying out his work
  • Liaises with your child's teachers and school as needed
  • Increases your child's level of organization
  • Enhances your child's ability to initiate and complete tasks  
  • Improves your child's working memory using structure and routines 

Vocational Counselling

  • Identifies vocational and/or educational choices that are a good fit with ADHD and with your adolescent's interests and skills
  • Re-orients a schooling path to take into account ADHD issues  
  • Supports initiating and carrying out job searches  
  • Identifies and addresses workplace issues and their relationship to ADHD
  • Advocates for workplace or educational accommodations

Psychotherapy  

  • Treats conditions that sometimes go with ADHD, such as anxiety or depression  
  • Improves communication and listening skills
  • Helps deal with stress using relaxation strategies and other skills

A few videos to help you find your way

This website is dedicated to the Medipsy ADHD Clinic. You can also visit our main website for more information on Medipsy Psychological Services

DID YOU KNOW?

Medipsy also has a Phobia Clinic that offers treatments of phobias and other anxiety disorders using virtual reality (cyberpsychology). We also offer other services to children, adolescents, and adults, including psychological assessmentsneuropsychological assessmentspsychotherapy, and more. 

TO REACH US

Phone: 514-419-3005
Fax: 514-507-2009
Email: info@medipsy.ca
Web: www.medipsy.ca
Address: 4610 Ste. Catherine Ouest, Westmount, H3Z 1S3

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