Dr. Sara Quirke, C.Psych. (Interim Autonomous Practice)

Psychologist

Dr. Sara Quirke provides psychoeducational assessment and therapy to children and adolescents. She works with children and their parents to realize their child’s strengths and to use those as a positive starting point for intervention. She works with children with a variety of needs, such as learning disability in reading, writing, or Math, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and other learning and developmental disabilities. Parents are collaborated with throughout her work. A psychoeducational assessment completed by Dr. Quirke can be used to better learn about your child’s strengths and weaknesses in their cognitive (or intellectual) skills and their academic skills. Recommendations are provided for school and home, in a written report.

Dr. Sara Quirke is a registered psychologist, licensed in Ontario and Quebec. She works at the University of Ottawa providing supervision for graduate students that are learning to assess and evaluate children ages 4 to 18. She has worked in schools at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, and the Western Quebec School Board.

Dr. Sara Quirke received her training at the West-Montreal Re-adaptation Center working with children with developmental disabilities and the Montreal Children’s Hospital autism spectrum disorder program. She earned her doctorate at McGill University in School/Applied Child Psychology. Her degree focused on parents’ experience of raising their child with a neurodevelopmental disorder, such as autism and other rare genetic disorders, and how this has impacted the family’s life, in both negative and positive manner.