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Private Psychologists Ottawa, Ontario

Psychologists who assess and diagnose children:

Dr.Jennifer Metcalf (Emerging Minds)  (age 1 and up) 613.728.3808

Dr. Laura Hanson (Kanata Psychology and (ages 18 months to 18 years) 613.435.2729

Dr. Faizah Visram (Delta Psychology Group) Pre-schoolers, children, adolenscents and families. 613.791.7865

Dr. Jenny Demark (Fundamentals:Child Behaviour 613.222.5098

Dr. Yolanda Korneluk (Emerging Minds) Children 12 months +.  Also sees youth and 613.728.3808

Dr. Patricia Behnke (Delta Psychology 613.563.1632

Dr. Linda Reinstein (Child Solutions)  613.240.9190

Dr. Susan A. Rich (able to assess children under two years of age) 613.228.1174

Dr. James Brazeau (downtown) Children 5+, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 613.854.9694

Dr.Gillian Graham Bevan (Emerging Minds) Children 3+, adolescents, and provides therapy services. 613-266-1225

Dr. Owen Helmkay (Kanata South 613.435.9330

Dr. Alex Nounopoulos (Ottawa West Professional 613.695.0906

Dr. Karen Ogston (Delta 613.563.1632

Dr. Jeff Sherman 613-728-4848

Dr.David Guth (assess children from toddlers to teens) Consultation and disagnostic assessment presenting associated with ASD. Provides family therapy and individual therapy. 613.858.8872

ohip Pediatricians in ottawa, ontario

Doctor referral required. 

Pediatrician (OHIP) Diagnostic assessments for children. 

Dr. Rossana Tirado
210 Centrum Boulevard, Suite 206
Ottawa, ON  K1E 3V7
Phone:  613.794.9901

Pediatrician (OHIP) Screening and diagnosis for children 16 months +

Dr. Elham Farhadi
550 Terminal Avenue
Ottawa, ON  K1G 0Z3
Phone:  613.731.2244

Pediatrician (OHIP) Screening (not diagnostic assessment)/Services:

Dr. Christianah Owoeye 
Precision Medical Centre (Barrhaven - Longfields Drive)

Tel: 1-613-440-7762
Fax: 1-855-515-6112 (Referrals by fax and they call the patients for appointments)


Newborn to adolescent (0-17).  Dr. Owoeye's areas of interests are Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics such as ADHD, Autism, learning disability, speech delay, other developmental delay and general pediatrics.


Dr. Elizabeth Esmond, BCBA, MTA, MT-BC, MM, Msc (by doctor referral) 613.739.8388

private therapists in Ottawa, Ontario

Behavioural Consultants: 

Conrad Leung (Child  613.222.9573

Mary Champagne (Emerging Minds) 613.883.3716 

Elaine Bissonnette (Building Blocks) Youth behavioural consultant.  Elaine offers Social Skills Groups and the PEERS UCLA Program.  Contact Elizabeth Todd for an intake form. 613.722.4374

Sylvia Cozato (Success in Steps) Providing parents with effective strategies to help them overcome their child's challenges and behaviours.

Occupational Therapists:

Krista Simon (Achieve Therapy Centre) Speech & Occupational Therapist.  613.680.1780

Nathalie Mabon, OT REG (Achieve Therapy Centre) Specializes in Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration. 613.864.3111

Véronique Chiasson OT REG. (Emerging Minds) Bilingual. (assistant Francine) 613-790-0241

Lori Howell, Feeding speciailist.

Heather Hodgins-Chan (Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy) located in Kanata, Ontario. 613.831.2377

Marie-Christine Beshay, MSc. (OT Post-Professional), OT Reg. (Ont.), OT (C). (M-CARE Therapy) Offers bilingual occupational therapy services to both children and adults with learning, developmental and/or motor disabilities. 613.627.0654

Nathalie Mabon (Achieve Therapy Centre) Occupation Therapy. 613.864.3111

Rebecca Wurm, OT Reg. (Ont.), MOT: 10 years experience working with children on the autism spectrum.  613.688.9922  ext 228

Valerie Delbeq (Emerging Minds) Valérie est une orthophoniste francophone qui évalue et intervient auprès des enfants d'âge préscolaire et scolaire ayant des troubles de la communication variés. Elle travaille étroitement avec ses clients et leur famille et a un intérêt particulier pour les enfants atteints d'un trouble du spectre de l'autisme. Valérie aura des heures de cliniques au bureau d'Emerging Minds de l'est d'Ottawa dès novembre  5450 Canotek, Unité 68. 613.558.0848

Jessica Norris (Sprout Occupational Therapy) - A pediatric occupational therapist servicing Ottawa, Kanata, Barrhaven, Stittsville, Carleton Place and Almonte. Jessica has 10 years of experience wokring with children - in their home, school, and hospital environment. 613.299.6939

Pediatric Therapy Ottawa - providing occupational therapist services. 613.831.2377

Speech Therapists:

Silvia D'onofrio, M.Sc.S., SLP.  (Stittsville carp Road Physiotherapy)  English/french/italian. 613-836-4676 

Connie Wilker - Speech Language Pathologist, Nepean 613.228.1174 ext. 43

Elaine Hendry (Speech and Language Orthoponie) Speech Language Pathologist, Orleans, French/English. 613.286.3989 or 613.567.0777

Jacquee Glance (First Words) Speech Language Pathologist. 613.798.5404

Janice Mervyn Speech Language Pathologist, 613.796.5219

Karen Mallet Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. 613.851.4133

Lisa Chamberlin (The Speech People)  Clinic for Language and Voice in Orleans  613.824.1800

Mary-Jane Slingerland (Stepping Stones Speech) Speech-Language Pathologist in Kanata.  613.859.0813

Robin Gaines, Ph.D., SLP ©, Reg. CASPLO. Specializes in service delivery for very young children, children showing at-risk signs of autism, children with motor planning/motor speech disorders, and children with language learning difficulties. 613.725.3105

Seana Speirs (Emerging Minds) Speech Language Pathologist. 613.850.1201 

Sharon Burgess, M.Sc.S. (ABCommunication Speech Therapy Clinic) French Orthophoniste. 613.552.0841

Shauna Haight (Ottawa Speech and Language Therapy) Speech Language Pathologist, Nepean 613.228.1174 ext. 29

Mary-Anne Zubrycky (Speech 613.820.4722

Tanis Friesen (Active Communication Therapy)  Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. 613.728.8879

Veronica Saunders - Speech-Language Pathologist, Pembrooke 613.585.3586

Lisa Zanon 613.851.0506

Emma Wells, (Nepean) Works evenings and weekends. 613.228.1174 ext 31

Physio Therapists:

Liane Norman (Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy)  613.831.2377

other private professionals in Ottawa, Ontario

Social Worker:

Heather Fawcett Provides counselling for teens, adults and their families and help with navigating services.

Sensory Integration:

Kathleen Rooney (Therapeutic Education)- Kathleen Rooney has a Master's in Special Education, a Bachelor's in Music Therapy and completed a 6 month internship in Sensory Integration at the Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies in Phoenix, Arizona, and 22 years experience working with children with special needs.   613.789.1212 

Education Consultant:

Monika Ferenczy, BA, BEd, MEd. Bilingual. (Horizon) Helping parents make informed decisions in educational matters. 613.612.6842

Education Advocacy and Strategist for Children:

Kristen Robertson-Grewal, M.A. Education.  (Advantage Advocacy Inc.) 613.714.9321


Ottawa Directory of Autism Services - July 2017 - Autism resources compiled by a local parent for all ages.

Baby Bumblebee Language DVDs for non-verbal children, children with a limited vocabulary and children who are learning concepts such as questions,numbers, opposites and the alphabet.



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