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Your child is bright, confident and healthy. He loves school and making new friends, but you’ve noticed a gradual change in his enthusiasm for attending. You carry on asking him about his days, his friends and his activities, and mostly everything is positive. But some days he just seems defeated and can’t explain why.
For parents new to the school system it can be difficult to know what is a typical experience and what are signs that your child may be struggling. Report cards may show that your child is...Read More
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a registered psychologist and the clinic founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic. She and other clinicians offer psychoeducational assessments as well as many other services at their clinic in Surrey, BC.
I recently had the opportunity to ask Dr. Lapointe some questions.
James Cameron School: What questions should parents ask their children’s teacher about the learning...Read More
Here is part two of our interview with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, registered psychologist and the clinic founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic.
JCS: How does an assessment work?
Dr. Lapointe: Some clinics use a set battery, a set series that they administer to every single child. We do not.
We create the assessment based on what the referral questions are...Read More
Navigating the school system and learning to advocate for your child’s education can be a struggle for many parents. Adding a suspected learning disability to the mix can make things even more difficult.
No one experience is the same. If you are trying to determine if your child has a learning disability, such as dyslexia, the road can be long and winding, full of detours or sometimes clear and direct. Whatever the case, we hope to give you some insight through the experiences of the following families in their...Read More