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What If? Psychology assessments provide the information and specific recommendations parents need to guide them as they search out and secure supports required for their child.  Understanding the reason behind your child’s learning difficulties, or school performance, is the first step in allowing you to access targeted supports.  These supports may be available at school, or through agencies in the community.

Kate Davidson

M.A., C.Psych.

Kate is a Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has over 17 years of experience working in the public school system and in private practice. Kate works with students who have a variety of learning needs, such as learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, ADHD, and giftedness.

Kate is passionate about helping parents understand their children’s learning so they can work collaboratively with the education system to support their children in reaching each child’s potential.

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About What If Psychology

Access to psycho-educational assessments that children can wait years for in the schools (if they’re ever seen at all), can still take up to a year using private services.

At What If Psychology, reports are shared with parents within 10 days of the last testing session (unless delays are requested by the parents for insurance reasons). Report results are communicated to parents in an easy-to-understand way and recommendations are provided to help them obtain the support their children need.

Importantly, sharing the report with their child’s school will assist staff to create individual programs required for their child or adolescent.

The Cost of Assessment

A complete psycho-educational assessment, including meetings with parent(s), testing with the child or adolescent, and a written report usually costs about $3500, billed at an hourly rate of $250. The cost can be as high as $4200 if further assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder is needed. Assessments for a specific need, like intellectual assessment for giftedness, typically cost around $2000. Extended health benefits often cover psychological assessments, but they are not covered by OHIP. 

Contact us to discuss the fees for service.

Direct billing is available with Canada Life, Manlife, Desjardins, Green Shield, SSQ, Blue Cross, and some other companies, but not Sunlife.


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Assessments identify strengths and areas of weakness to help parents understand how their child learns.

Recommendations stem from assessment data to identify specific strategies, accommodations, and resources to support a child.

Help your child reach their potential.  Get the information you need now!

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Reach out to What if? Psychology today. We are here to help.

115 McCurdy Drive, Kanata, ON, K2L 3W5

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