Updates at the Child & Youth Development Clinic

The CYDC is now beginning to offer telepsychology services, such as telephone appointments or video conferencing, for current clients and families. Our graduate student clinician team is reaching out to families who have recently received services. Current or past clients of the CYDC who feel they would benefit from consultation or support over the next few weeks, are encouraged to contact Dr. Colin King or Leesa Couper. Given the unique circumstances, ongoing support may not be a possibility for all clients or all graduate student clinicians.

Over the upcoming months, the CYDC hopes to begin offering clinical supports to new CYDC clients and families who might benefit from telepsychology support during this stressful time. As the coronavirus situation continues to unfold, the clinic is also giving consideration to other forms of support, such as webinars or online groups that may be a suitable form of support for the CYDC and families.

Listed below are a number of urgent supports in the community, should these resources be of interest.

Cognitive & Academic Screening Assessment Program

A screening assessment for students (5-8 years of age; entering SK to grade 3) to provide non-diagnostic information on their cognitive, processing and academic skills in reading and mathematics. This information may be used for early intervention efforts at home and school. Since the goal of this assessment is to provide early screening information, a diagnosis would not be provided as part of this process.

The assessment consists of a single appointment (2.5 hours in length with breaks built-in). Services are provided by CYDC Graduate Student Clinicians working under the supervison of Dr. Colin King, Psychologist and Elizabeth Skirving, Speech and Language Pathologist.

If the standard fee of $250.00 poses a barrier to participation, please contact either Dr. King or Leesa Couper to discuss possible options. Assessment are being booked on specfic days/times throughout July and August to align with the availability of the student clinicians.


Various Dates (July & August)
Various Times


1163 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Tel: 519-661-4257



Contact Leesa Couper
Tel: 519-661-4257