Sharon has over 17 years’ experience as a registered psychologist in Alberta
She values a high level of professionalism with a strong focus on ethics in her practice. Having worked for both public and private schools, Sharon has developed considerable expertise in the the assessment and diagnosis of learning disabilities, ADHD, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and giftedness.
Having worked for both public and private schools, Sharon has developed considerable expertise in the the assessment and diagnosis of learning disabilities, ADHD, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and giftedness. Well-recognized for her consultation work for both schools and parents.
She conducts assessments for children, teens as well as adults and specializes in assessments for both GATE and Westmount Charter School admissions. Sharon is well-recognized for her consultation work for both schools and parents. As the parent of two children with learning challenges and ADHD, she offers both a professional and personal approach in her work with families.
Sharon specializes in the assessment of:
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- Social/Emotional and Behavioral disorders such as anxiety and depressive disorders
- Intellectual Disabilities
Sharon also provides services for:
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program, assessments for psychological and vocational
Contract to Siksika Board of Education and Foothills Creative Beginnings Preschool
Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) funding (approved providers for Capacity Assessments)
She completed AISH assessments on contract to Mandel and Associates for a period of eight years.
Sharon has worked as an Educational Psychologist since 1998. She graduated with a Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta in 1993.
She completed her 1600 hour psychological internship at the Calgary Catholic School District, and upon obtaining her registration as a psychologist in March 2001, joined the Calgary Board of Education.
After a period of five years, she assumed the position of Manager of Assessment Services at Foothills Academy, a private school dedicated to the educational needs of students with learning disabilities.
Since October 2010, Sharon has worked in private practice providing specialized psychoeducational assessments, Family Services for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) support, and consultation to parents and school personnel.
Sharon works with clients of all ages, from toddlers to adults, and has a special interest in working with First Nations communities.
Sharon is an active member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, and previously participated on the Oral Examination Committee for new psychologists. She has supervised numerous provisional psychologists who, upon registration, have gone on to successful practices across Canada.