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Sensory processing disorders (SPDs) are problems with misinterpreting everyday sensory information such as touch, sound, taste, movement and smells. At the hypersensitivity end, this can lead to the person becoming easily overwhelmed by seemingly normal sensations of touch, sound or other senses. Behaviours like rage, tantrums, anxiety or avoidance may result. At the other extreme, hyposensitive or under-sensitive individuals may inappropriately seek out excess sensory stimuli such as movement, touch and sound.

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Walk-In Counselling

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YOUTHLINK offers a unique set of services and programs for vulnerable youth between the ages of 12-24 and their families or caregivers. All of our services and ... more
636 Kennedy Road, Toronto, ON, M1K 2B3 Map
416-967-1773
Area Served: Toronto
12 - 24 years
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Counselling and Therapy

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

9019 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 3M6 Map
905-771-7000
Areas Served: Toronto, York (Regional Municipality)
All ages
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Tom Barwell
511 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON, M4V 1B8 Map
416-930-3142
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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9640 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 9P7 Map
905-508-1130
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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85 Richmond Street West, Toronto, On, ON, M5H 2C9 Map
416-363-4228
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading ... more
1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J 1H4 Map
416-535-8501
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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5000 Yonge Street, North York, ON, M2N 7E9 Map
416-231-4700 x1
Area Served: Toronto
17 years and up
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371 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON, M4K 1P1 Map
416-616-5284
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Community mental health clinic specializing in Emotion-Focused/Emotionally Focused Therapy. Practice clinic offers opportunity for individual and couple ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
416-650-8488
Area Served: Toronto
16 years and up
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232 Guelph St., Georgetown, ON, L7G 4B1 Map
905-877-4777
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Serves vulnerable youth and adults with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities and their families. Programs address a broad range of ... more
1126 Finch Ave West, Toronto (north York), ON, M3J 3J6 Map
416-222-1153
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Acorn & Anchor
182 Margueretta St, Toronto, ON, M6H 3S3
647-478-7800
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Centre for Interpersonal Relationships
10 St. Mary Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1P9 Map
1-855-779-2347
Area Served: Toronto
18 - 75 years
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Amreeta Kaur, MSW, RSW
95 Mural Street, Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 3G2 Map
647-868-3508
Areas Served: York (Regional Municipality), Toronto
16 years and up
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1A Conestoga Drive, Brampton, ON, L6Z 4N5 Map
905-670-0334
Areas Served: Peel Regional Municipality, Toronto, Central West
All ages
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6941 Derry Rd, Milton, ON, L9T 7H5 Map
416-878-8019
All ages
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Devika Rooney
854 Atwater Ave, Mississauga, ON Map
416-731-1884
Areas Served: Peel Regional Municipality, Toronto
All ages
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BASI Therapy and Counselling
Scarborough, ON, M1E 1B2
647-467-7123
Areas Served: Toronto, Durham Region
All ages
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55 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4P 1G8 Map
416-482-5558
Area Served: Toronto
2 - 18 years
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161 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4P 1J5 Map
416-920-4999
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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100 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 5X2 Map
416-367-5968
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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YOUTHLINK offers a unique set of services and programs for vulnerable youth between the ages of 12-24 and their families or caregivers. All of our services and ... more
636 Kennedy Road, Toronto, ON, M1K 2B3 Map
416-967-1773
Area Served: Toronto
12 - 24 years
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Day treatment programs

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

4950 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2N 6K1 Map
416-499-6373
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Day programming for adults with cognitive challenges offering options for after high school life. Various programs include: functional literacy, vocational ... more
4300 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON, L4L 4C2 Map
905-264-9007
Areas Served: York (Regional Municipality), Toronto
21 years and up
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3701 Lakeshore Blvd W, Mississauga, ON, M8W 1P8
416-521-7384
Areas Served: Toronto, Peel Regional Municipality
21 - 45 years
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The George Hull Centre for Children and Families is an accredited children’s mental health centre serving children and youth, from birth to age 18, and their ... more
600 The East Mall, Toronto, ON, M9B 4B1 Map
416-622-8833 x258
Area Served: Toronto
Up to 18 years
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BASI Therapy and Counselling
Scarborough, ON, M1E 1B2
647-467-7123
Areas Served: Toronto, Durham Region
All ages
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100 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 5X2 Map
416-367-5968
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Drop-in centres

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371 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON, M4K 1P1 Map
416-616-5284
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams

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4950 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2N 6K1 Map
416-499-6373
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups

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We are a Toronto non-governmental organization which provides inclusive, community-focused support to children and adults with autism and other complex ... more
401 Magnetic Drive, Toronto, ON, M3J 3H9 Map
416-661-8222
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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YOUTHLINK offers a unique set of services and programs for vulnerable youth between the ages of 12-24 and their families or caregivers. All of our services and ... more
636 Kennedy Road, Toronto, ON, M1K 2B3 Map
416-967-1773
Area Served: Toronto
12 - 24 years
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The Sensory Processing Disorder Network (SPD Network) seeks to build awareness about SPD as well as fund research in the area. Their website has a wealth of ... more
5655 S. Yosemite, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111 Map
303-794-1182
Area Served: World
All ages
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Community Health and Resource Centres

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Traumatology Institute
4789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M2OG3 Map
416-733-3838
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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General Community Mental Health Services

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Traumatology Institute
4789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M2OG3 Map
416-733-3838
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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4950 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2N 6K1 Map
416-499-6373
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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5000 Yonge Street, North York, ON, M2N 7E9 Map
416-231-4700 x1
Area Served: Toronto
17 years and up
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371 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON, M4K 1P1 Map
416-616-5284
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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The George Hull Centre for Children and Families is an accredited children’s mental health centre serving children and youth, from birth to age 18, and their ... more
600 The East Mall, Toronto, ON, M9B 4B1 Map
416-622-8833 x258
Area Served: Toronto
Up to 18 years
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Mindframe Psychology Centre
6655 Kitimat Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 6J4 Map
905-334-7832
Areas Served: Toronto, Central West, Central South
All ages
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Other

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2811 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M6B 3A4 Map
416-785-7899
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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489 College St., Toronto, ON, M6G 1A5 Map
416-466-1417
Area Served: Toronto
18 years and up
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Schooling & ABA Services for Children with Autism and other Learning Exceptionalities. more
4630 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON, M3H 5S4 Map
416-514-1415
Area Served: Toronto
2 years and up
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5115 Harvester Rd, Burlington, ON, L7L 0A3 Map
905-633-9000
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The Gestalt Institute of Toronto is one of the oldest established psychotherapy training schools in Canada. We were established in 1973 as a center for some of ... more
417 Parliament St, Toronto, ON, M5A 3A1 Map
416-964-9464
Area Served: Toronto
18 years and up
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Therapeutic Assessment & Counselling Services
1670 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M4G 3C2 Map
416-801-4181
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R4 Map
289-404-5589
Area Served: Toronto
Up to 18 years
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KIDSPEECH
19 Larabee Crescent, Toronto, ON, M3A 3E6 Map
416-447-7325
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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120 West Beaver Creek rd., Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1L2 Map
905-886-5941
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The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) is directly operated by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. CPRI provides ... more
600 Sanatorium Road, London, ON, N6H 3W7 Map
519-858-2774
Areas Served: Ontario, Middlesex County
Up to 18 years
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Psychotherapy Matters is an online directory of therapists in private practice, who pay in order to be listed in the directory. more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Corporation established in Canada to facilitate the identification, treatment and dissemination of information about Irlen Syndrome to individuals in Canada ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Looking for a psychologist? The Canadian Register of Health ServicePsychologists (CRHSP) has a national directory of qualified psychology providers. more
72 Saint-Raymond Blvd, Gatineau, QC, J8Y 1S2 Map
819-771-1441
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Looking for an occupational therapist (OT)? The OT search website through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists makes it easy to find an occupational therapist anywhere in Canada. more
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5R1 Map
800-434-2268
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of people with physical, emotional, and social challenges through partnerships with companion and service animals. more
1010 Polytek St, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9H9 Map
1-888-473-7027
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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E-counseling is the premier guide to e-counseling service and mental health. Access self-help articles on a range of mental health topics, written by licensed professionals. more
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Area Served: World
All ages
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1. Visual Stress

Visual stress is a visual perceptual processing condition that affects how visual information is interpreted by the brain and interferes with reading, attention, coordination, general health and behaviour. This is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision and can occur despite normal vision. Classic symptoms include light sensitivity, headaches from reading, and problems reading because the white “page appears too bright” or the words appear to be "moving, flashing, or jumping on the page". As reading is such a key skill for school and life in general, problems with reading can thus lead to significant impairment. The good news is that appropriate intervention can make a significant improvement and for many individuals, one of the interventions is as simple as specific colour filters.

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