Regulatory Bodies

These organizations are mandated to protect the public. They set and enforce the standards of conduct to be followed by their regulated professional members.
College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)
Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPO)
Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario(COTO)

Professional Organizations

These voluntary professional organizations support their members through advocacy and education.
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)
Ottawa Academy of Psychology (OAP)
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities refer to a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information. These disorders affect learning in individuals who otherwise demonstrate at least average abilities essential for thinking and/or reasoning (LDAC, March 2015).
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO)
Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton (LDAO-C)
Understood: For learning and attention issues
LDOnline: The educators’ guide to learning disabilities and ADHD


Giftedness…is a developmental advancement at a certain point in time in a particular context that requires academic adjustment (Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster in Being Smart about Gifted Education).
The Association for Bright Children of Ontario – Ottawa Chapter (ABCOntario)
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENGifted)
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) Gifted Program information
Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) Program for Gifted Learners (pg 32-33)
Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Gifted Identification

Learning Resources

Looking for some help with homework? Want to learn something new? Check out these sites:
BrainPOP An Animated Education Site for Kids
Khan Academy: You can learn anything!
APlusMath Interactive Math Resources
Ontario Math Homework Help (Grades 7-12)
Me Read? No Way! Improving Boys’ Literacy Skills

Transition to College / University

The transition to post-secondary school can be a difficult one for students with learning and attention problems. This guide provides the knowledge you need to make the transition to an Ontario College or University successfully.
Transition Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities

Crisis Resources

In a crisis? Looking for immediate help? In addition to calling 911 or heading to the closest hospital emergency room, these resources may help:
eMentalHealth Crisis and Emergency List
Kids Help Phone
Youth Services Bureau Mental Health Walk-In Clinic
CHEO’s My Safety Plan
Emergency Walk-In Counselling Clinics (Adults)

Dr. Mamen’s links

Dr. Maggie Mamen is a clinical psychologist and best-selling author who works with children, adolescents and their families here at Centrepointe Professional Services.
Dr. Mamen’s Speaking Engagements
The Pampered Child Syndrome
Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals

Centrepointe Professionals’ Websites

Many of the professionals here at Centrepointe Professional Services maintain their own websites. Check out these sites for additional resources and referral information.
Dr. Gina Madrigrano, C. Psych.
Dr. Laila Din Osmun, C. Psych.
Shauna Haight, SLP Reg. CASLPO
Carmen Parsons, SLP Reg. CASLPO

Speech and Language Resources

Struggling with speech (producing sounds) or language (difficulty understanding or putting words together to express ideas)? These sites may help.
First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa
Speech and Language Milestones: Birth to 30 Months
Speech and Language Milestones: Preschool

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral condition…characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity (from
Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC)
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
CH.A.D.D. Canada Inc.
ADDitude: Strategies and Support for ADHD & LD


Too much anxiety takes the fun out of life (from
Anxiety Canada
GoZen’s Understand Your Child’s Anxiety (Infographic)

Assistive Tools

Opticalm Visual Stress Solutions