Assessment & Therapeutic Services for Children
We offer a number of therapeutic sessions for children. Some children may benefit from sessions, which involve creating a safe space where the child may feel safe enough to explore difficult feelings in different ways through imaginative play. This process is known to facilitate healing in a non-directive, non-invasive manner, also through the close relationship developed with the therapist or counsellor. At Polaris we also offer a number of psychoeducational assessments, including the ADOS, The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, which is a semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction, and play (or imaginative use of materials) for individuals suspected of having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. We also offer parenting intervention to support children.