Many special needs students have faced a negative experience in their learning before attending The Third Academy. Lack of success leads to a lack of motivation. Frustration in learning can lead to anger.
Zeljko Puric, Chief Psychologist
Gagan Saini, Provisional Psychologist
Third Academy also has a number of post-graduate psychology intern students completing their practicum requirements under the supervision of Mr. Puric.
Our students and parents tell us that one of the services they appreciate most about the Third Academy is our ability to provide timely and appropriate psychological assistance. Students are referred to our psychologists by parents and teachers and provided with counselling and advice. Our psychological staff are highly experienced with the issues are students experience. Moreover, they know are students.
Many of parents say that we preform miracles by completing psycho-educational assessments in a matter of weeks. All too many families tell us that they have been waiting for years for these evaluations.
Through the Third Academy Diagnostic an Assessment Centre, those students who require counselling can meet with a Registered Psychologist/Counsellor. The psychotherapy that students are provided assists the underlying emotional issues that may be an obstacle to their learning.
Private counselling clients – children, adults, and families – can also be assisted by appointment.
All special needs students must be assessed according to Alberta Education requirements, by a Registered Psychologist who determines that they do indeed have a special need. These assessments must be current, no older than three years in order to be regarded as valid.
Through the Third Academy Diagnostic and Assessment Centre, those students who require a psycho-educational assessment can meet with a Registered Psychologist. The entire assessment process, from testing to debriefing of the written report, can be completed within two weeks.
There is a fee for this service.
Private assessments can also be completed by appointment.
Please contact either Third Academy Campus for more information about these services.