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                                                    Psychological Assessment for Autism

Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, starts in childhood and affects development in the areas of social interaction, communication, and behaviour. Diagnosis requires a specialized assessment by a psychologist. From this assessment the psychologist is able to provide the appropriate supports and accommodations tailored to that individual .
We offer services that are helpful at addressing the specific needs of your child or adolescent while taking into account your specific family situation and resources.  We would be pleased to meet with you and discuss our Autism services, provide recommendations and explore government and private funding.       

​​New Beginnings Ontario
Serving Durham, Kawartha, and Northumberland •

(905) 242-8727 

Asperger's Disorder

Children with Asperger's Disorder have no significant delays in:

  • Language skills or in cognitive developmen
  • Self-help skills or adaptive behaviour ​       There is, however, significant impairment in: 
  • Social functioning
  • Stereotyped behaviours and/or repetitive         mannerisms        

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

is a neuro-pyschological condition that includes one or more of the following symptoms:

•  Inattention      •  Impulsivity    •  Hyperactivity         


Autistic Disorder is characterized in some children by: 

  • Withdrawn behaviour or other atypical social behaviours
  • Difficulties using language to communicate
  • Repetitive patterns of behaviour
  • Inability to engage in imaginative play

Usually the child begins with normal development and shows regression between 12 and 24 months of age.

​             Adults can also be impacted by ADHD by affecting:

                 • Information processing
                 • Job performance
                 • Mood
                 • Stress levels
                 • Relationships

The time for concern is when there is a consistent

unevenness in your child’s ability to master certain skills

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                              Grades K-4

   Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities         

  • Trouble learning the connection between letters and sounds         
  • Unable to blend sounds to make words          
  • Confuses basic words when reading         
  • Consistently misspells words and makes frequent reading errors        
  • Trouble learning basic math concepts          
  • Difficulty telling time and remembering sequences          
  • Slow to learn new skills

ADHD can interfere with a child's life in many     ways, such as:

  • Academic performance
  • Social integration
  • Mood and behaviour fluctuations

​​Shannon Mossip Psychology​ & Associates

The following checklists include some common red flags for learning disorders:


  Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities            

  • Problems pronouncing words          
  • Trouble finding the right word          
  • Difficulty rhyming          
  • Trouble learning the alphabet, numbers,           colors, shapes, days of the week                      
  • Difficulty following directions or learning routines           
  • Difficulty controlling crayons, pencils, and scissors or colouring within lines         
  • Trouble with buttons, zippers, snaps, learning to tie shoes 


Grades 5-8

    Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities

  • Difficulty with reading comprehension or math skills 
  • Trouble with open-ended test questions and word problems 
  • Dislikes reading and writing; avoids reading aloud 
  • Spells the same word differently in a single document 
  • Poor organizational skills (bedroom, homework, desk is messy and disorganized
  • Trouble following classroom discussions and expressing thoughts aloud
  • Poor handwriting

attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder