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Assessment with Tamara Soles


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This is episode 63 and today I’m here with Tamara Soles talking about assessments.

Dr. Tamara Soles is a psychologist, parent coach and mom of twins living in Montreal, Canada. She is the founder of The Secure Child Center For Families and Children and the host of the podcast, This Hour has 50 minutes. Tamara is also the creator of the online parenting course “No More Power Struggles: Using Positive Parenting and the Power of Connection to Help Your Child Thrive”.  She earned her PhD in child clinical and school psychology from McGill University in Montreal and worked for many years in the Early Childhood Mental Health clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. 

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Neurodiversity: We explain what neurodiversity is. 

What: We explain what a psychological assessment is.

When: We share when it is helpful to pursue a psychological assessment. 

Who: We discuss finding a good fit when seeking someone to do an assessment. 

How: We walk through the process and describe what you can expect during an assessment. 

Feedback: We go over what a diagnosis means and what it does not mean.

Consent: We discuss how we as parents can advocate for consent for our children.


We answer the questions of how to go through the assessment process and keep the child’s self-esteem intact and how often a child is diagnosed and treated for a condition while the symptoms are actually the result of trauma.

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