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Assessments for children, adolescents and young adults

Hello! My name is Taryn Fay-McClymont, PhD, R.Psych.

I'd love to see your child and help them to thrive!

I offer neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments, as well as ADHD assessments. This includes diagnostic work-ups for learning disabilities, ADHD, giftedness, and intellectual disability, as well as exploration of emotional and behavioural concerns. I also offer parent consultation/support.

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About

About Me


I am a Registered Psychologist in BC (#2843) and Alberta (#3950), specializing in pediatric neuropsychology and clinical child psychology. I received my PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2009. I completed my 1-year residency in the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology Program, followed by a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at ACH in Pediatric Neuropsychology (2009-2011). Prior to this, I completed a Masters of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand; funded by Rotary International), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria. 
 
Over the past 15 years, I was a pediatric neuropsychologist at Alberta Children's Hospital on a team who saw the most medically and developmentally complex children, many of whom had developmental or acquired brain injuries, were undergoing treatment for epilepsy or cancer, or had neurodegenerative conditions. I have over 30 peer reviewed journal article publications and was an adjunct assistant professor with the Department of Pediatrics in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and a co-director of the ACH Neuropsychology Fellowship program.

 

I am currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. I am also a member of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

I am beyond thrilled to be back in my hometown of Kelowna with my family. While I have expertise in seeing children with complex medical conditions, and understanding brain and behaviour relationships, I am also looking forward to seeing children, adolescents and young adults who just need a check up of their thinking skills, to see what is working well and what isn't, to determine their learning strengths and weaknesses, and help them harness their abilities for success!

Please continue on to read more about my services.

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Services

Psychological Services Offered

Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational assessments (ages 6-25 years), including diagnostic work-ups for learning disabilities, ADHD (age 5-25 years), and intellectual disability (or giftedness), as well as parent consultation/support for behavioural and/or emotional concerns in children (ages 3+).
 

Professional Fees

Professional Fees

Rates for psychological services are currently $250 per clinical hour, which is in line with the rates suggested by the BC Psychological Association and the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Payment can be made via credit card (through Jane/Square) or etransfer.

Fees for private psychological services are not covered by our provincial health plan (MSP). However, most extended healthcare plans offer coverage for private psychological services offered by a registered psychologist. Contact your insurance provider for the details of your specific plan. I do not currently offer direct billing to insurance providers, but you will be issued a detailed electronic receipt to submit for reimbursement from your provider. Note that psychological services not covered by your insurance are a tax deductible medical expense.

Neuropsychological Assessment

$3500

Psychoeducational Assessment

$2750

ADHD Assessment

Parent Consultation

$1000

$250/hour

Based on a flat fee of 14 hours of treatment. This includes: parent/child interviews (1-2 hours), file/document review (1-2 hours), standardized questionnaire completion (1-2 hours), standardized testing (4-6 hours), comprehensive report writing (3-4 hours [including diagnoses, recommendations, and resources]), and feedback to parents/child (1-2 hours). Can also include up to a 30 minute discussion with outside sources (i.e., school, family physician). Additional IEP meetings will be charged at the hourly rate.

*A deposit of $1250 is required at the initial appointment, and full payment upon receiving the report. 

Based on a flat fee of 11 hours of treatment, including parent and child interviews (1 hour), file/document review (1-2 hours), standardized questionnaire completion/scoring (1-2 hours), standardized testing (3-4 hours), comprehensive report writing (2-3 hours; including diagnoses, recommendations, and resources), and feedback to parents/child (1 hour). Can also include up to a 30 minute discussion with outside sources (i.e., school, family physician). Additional IEP meetings will be charged at the hourly rate.

*A deposit of $1000 is required at the initial appointment, and full payment upon receiving the report. 

Based on a flat fee of 4 hours of treatment. This includes a parent interview (.5 hour), standardized questionnaire completion/scoring (.5 hour), standardized testing (1 hour), brief diagnostic report (1.5 hours), and feedback to parents (.5 hour). Discussion with outside sources (i.e., school, family physician) longer than 15 minutes are charged at the hourly rate.

New clients must first attend an initial intake session which is 75 minutes in length and billed at $300. Follow-up sessions are 1 hour in length and billed at the hourly rate, as above.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know whether to book a neuropsychological vs. psychoeducational vs. ADHD assessment?

Each type of assessment adds more tests; the psychoeducational assessment includes everything done in the ADHD assessment, plus full academic and IQ testing. The neuropsychological assessment includes all tests given in the ADHD and psychoeducational assessment, plus extra tests of visual/verbal memory, executive functioning, fine motor, etc.

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What if I have more questions about what type of assessment to book?

Please book in a free 15 minute phone chat (New Client Consultation) through the online booking link below if you have more questions, and I will be happy to determine the best assessment for your child/teen or young adult (ages 6-25 years).

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Do you do Autism (ASD) diagnostic assessments?

No, I do not do diagnostic Autism/ASD assessments (to formally diagnose ASD for funding support) in BC currently. 

Child Therapist

Do you offer child/teen/young adult therapy services?

No, I am not offering therapy services (i.e., treatment of anxiety or depression) to children/teens/young adults currently, but I do support parents through parent consultation/treatment.

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Do you have a waitlist?

Not currently - I am booking assessments approximately 1-2 months ahead. You can see available appointments through the link below. Free consultations can be booked within 1-2 weeks usually.

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Do I need a doctor's referral?

No doctor's referral is needed, and parents/patients can self refer. But, I also love referrals from physicians!

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What is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist?

We have training in both clinical psychology and neuropsychology, and specialized training in how the brain develops. More information can be found here: https://theaacn.org/pediatric-neuropsychology/

Office Setup

What does your office look like?

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