Dr. Carter has been classified as a Qualified Specialist (QS) in autism assessment through the BC Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN). She has extensive training in the assessment of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. She previously worked as a consultant for the provincial government, providing support in designing programs for children with autism. With a particular passion for working with children with autism, Dr. Carter believes that early assessment and intervention is critical to ensuring the best outcomes for her clients.
Dr. Carter provides comprehensive and complex assessments beyond autism (e.g., psycho-educational assessments, ADHD, mental health). She supports children and their families facing challenges with social, attention, executive functioning, emotion regulation, behaviour, and learning difficulties. Dr. Carter seeks to take the guesswork out of the process, by helping parents understand their child’s development and navigate the steps following a diagnosis. More on services. Dr. Carter no longer provides therapy.
Dr. Carter obtained her Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of British Columbia, where she specialized in family school partnerships to support teens with complex mental health presentations. She also holds a Masters degree from the University of Toronto in Cognitive Neuropsychology, with a specialization in memory impairments. She has considerable experience with consultation in the school system, supporting parents and collaborating with school professionals to design plans and programs that help improve outcomes for children. Trained in school psychology, she embraces opportunities to consult with school personnel before, during and after the assessment process to promote a child’s academic and social-emotional success. Beyond the school setting, Dr. Carter has also had experience in community mental health.