Dr Bénédicte Blain holds a doctorate in both research (Ph.D.) and clinical neuropsychology from Université du Québec à Montréal. She works with children, adolescents and adults with various neurodevelopmental disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities (dyslexia and dyscalculia), specific language impairment, Tourette syndrome, developmental coordination disorder and nonverbal learning disorders. She helps clients better understand the strengths and weaknesses and offer suggestions to facilitate their academic learning. Depending on the needs of the person, she may recommend classroom accommodations like additional time for tests or a laptop with correction software. She is also able to identify emotional (anxiety, depression) and behavioral disorders and suggest strategies to address them. She provides services in English and French.
Her doctoral dissertation focuses on communication skills (pragmatics) and regulation of new and complex behaviors (executive functions) of children aged 4 years old and the relationship between the two. Her research led to publications, including a book chapter on child language development in childcare setting and a scientific article on the role of executive functions in the development of communication.