Regina Psychology ServicesSERVICES FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, ADULTS, FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS
Psychology Services Regina
Counselling, Consulting, Helping
Learning Support and Mental Health
We are pleased to offer a range of psychological services, including both assessment and counselling services. Our psychological services offer support to children, adolescents, adults and families, in the following areas:
- Behavioural Problems
- Divorce, Separation or Blended Families
- Family Conflict
- Grief & Loss
- Learning Difficulties
- Life & Career Transitions
- Peer Pressure
- Relationship Problems
- School Stress
- Self Esteem
- Social Skills
- Work Stress
We use solution focused, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to address your needs. We are committed to providing nurturing support and intuitive guidance to help individuals grow to empowerment, independence and a healthy focus on connection and relationships.
LIVE BETTER. LOVE BETTER. WORK BETTER. Whether you’re an individual, couple, sibling, or a parent and child, better relationships are the foundation to a happier, more successful life. Registered Psychologist Stacey Adelman offers individual therapy, family therapy to help you with:
- Family changes
- Behavioural troubles
- Anger management
- Dissatisfaction and more
- ADHD and learning strategies
- Supporting family members with disabilities
Preschoolers, grade school students and college or university students are referred for a psycho-educational assessment for many reasons:
- Difficulties learning at school, college, or university
- “Gifted” learning profile
- Concerns regarding child development
- Behavioural challenges
- Concern that a student’s true potential is not being realized
- The need for “accommodations” in the classroom and for exams
- School placement or programming
Stacey has significant training and experience providing a holistic lens to psycho-educational assessment. She incorporates knowledge and research about brain development and includes an individual’s strengths and needs, family life, school experiences and any other information that may provide context to an individual’s learning experience.
Stacey’s assessment process is grounded in the CHC Theory. All people have different “types” of intellectual abilities so to ensure a well-rounded understanding of an individual’s learning needs, it is important to include a wide variety of activities that measure many different “types” of intellectual abilities.
A psycho-educational assessment may include some measures of language development, social-emotional development, behavioural patterns, motor development, and academic achievement or school-type performance. Stacey is pleased to offer a holistic approach to psycho-educational testing to children, adolescents and adults.
How it Works
The process begins by scheduling an intake session. At this session, Stacey asks parents to share information about your child and let her know your child’s specific needs. This is typically a session just for the parent(s) although it may be appropriate for an older student to be involved with this session.
Stacey will then meet with the student for 4 to 6 hours of direct assessment time. This is typically scheduled across two assessment sessions. It is very important Stacey sees the student’s best attention and functioning, so she provides ample opportunities for breaks and rest.
When the direct assessment time is complete, Stacey will create a comprehensive written report documenting the assessment results, recommendations and accommodations.
When the report is complete, the parent(s) are invited to an assessment debrief session. During this session, we review the assessment outcomes and details of the report. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and really understand the meaning of the results. You will be invited to review the report and provide feedback. Although there are certain things that cannot be altered in the report, it is important to Stacey that you have a final report that you are comfortable with and that adequately represents the child you know.
Following the parent debrief, the child is invited for their own debrief, depending on the child’s age and stage of development. During this session, Stacey talks with the parent(s) and the child about the assessment results in child-friendly terms to help the child understand his/her own learning profile.
For the adult student, the debrief session would be available for the student and any of his/her identified supports (parents, friends, involved professionals).
After the debriefs are completed, Stacey is available to liaise with educators in schools, post-secondary settings and workplace settings to communicate the assessment outcomes as well as be part of program planning and support implementation.
Questions about discipline? Behavioural challenges? Is your child struggling with your divorce?
Parenting in today’s world can be overwhelming. Parent consultation sessions are focused on helping you see beyond your child’s behaviour, and to work to understand this behaviour. Stacey believes parents know their child best and intuitively have the answers they seek. We’re committed to working alongside you on your parenting journey and supporting you as you nurture your relationship with your child and find parenting strategies that work for you and your family.
Parent consultation involves parents/caregivers from one family meeting individually with Stacey. The child is not part of the session — in fact, we recommend the child not even be aware you are seeking this support. Instead, we encourage our parents to own their intuitive power to parent, with parent consultation sessions remaining private between the parent(s) and the therapist.
Speech and Language Therapy
The Joshua Tree Learning Centre is now offering Speech and Language programs focussing on the prevention, early identification and treatment of speech and language problems specializing in Orofacial Myology.
What is Orofacial Myology?
“The study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to speech, dentition, chewing/bolus collection, swallowing and overall mental and physical health.” (Sandra Holtzman)
What is an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?
Orofacial Myofunctional disorders are “any pattern involving oral and orofacial musculature that interferes with normal growth, development or function of structures or calls attention to itself.” (ASHA, 1993)
What are the goals for orofacial treatment?
- Elimination of noxious habits
- Restoration of nasal breathing
- Treatment of improper chewing/swallowing
- Restoring normal oral rest posture of the lips and tongue
Since each patient is unique, a Certified Orofacial Myologist will provide a customized treatment plan. Neuromuscular exercises are used to retrain the lips, tongue and facial muscles. These exercises retrain the muscles to rest in the proper place, as well as encourage children to eliminate noxious oral habits (i.e. thumb sucking, nail biting).
What can I expect?
The best results are obtained when the treatment exercises are practiced daily.
Therapy generally lasts between 4 to 12 months. The program can be modified to fit your schedule.
Appointments range from weekly to monthly visits.