Dr. Maria Rogers is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the assessment of children and teens who find themselves struggling at school. When students are not meeting their potential at school, it can be for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is attentional difficulties, anxiety, cultural issues, specific cognitive deficits, or simply lagging skills. Regardless, having a child who is underperforming at school can be a source of great worry for families. Through her comprehensive psychoeducational assessments, Dr. Rogers can identify the source of your child’s learning struggles and provide written and verbal feedback to families and schools. Most importantly, Dr. Rogers will make recommendations to help address your child’s specific learning difficulties to make school more manageable for your child.
In addition, Dr. Rogers specializes in Indigenous children’s well-being. She works with Indigenous youth, both on reserve and in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. As a member of the NuntatuKavut community of Southern Labrador, she brings a culturally-sensitive approach to her work with her young clients.
Dr. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in School and Clinical-Child Psychology from the University of Toronto and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. She is an Associate Professor at Carleton University where she holds a Canada Research Chair position in Child and Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing. Dr. Rogers is also a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. She has worked clinically with children and families in various school boards, clinics, and hospitals in Ontario and Québec.