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Welcome to our web site. This web site is dedicated to clients and prospective clients of Dr. Paul McDonnell, Psychologist (NB) and Dr. Hilary Cartwright, Psychologist (NB). On this site you will find information about how to make appointments and check them online. At any time if there is a problem you may contact Dr. McDonnell or Dr. Cartwright at 506-206-6200. Please read the client-screening checklist to determine if you are likely to be suitable for services from Drs. McDonnell and Cartwright. If you do meet our criteria then you can proceed to the New Clients section and complete the registration form.  This will allow you to set up an account with an id and a password. You will receive an e-mail from us confirming your application and we will contact you shortly thereafter to suggest possible dates for appointments.  If we are not able to offer you services, we will direct you to someone else who may be able to provide you with appropriate services. Following your registration, you will be able to download an introductory letter explaining more about our services (fees, privacy, appointment arrangements, etc.). In addition, we will add news items on the Welcome page periodically that may be of interest to anyone that finds their way to this site.

Current Research on Timeout PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2015 16:26

There is a great deal of debate over the use of "time-out" in schools and much concern has been expressed by parents, stakeholders, and educational professionals about the use and misuse of time-out procedures. Time-out procedures are reported to be used in schools in response to such behaviours as verbal aggression, physical aggression, refusal to work, failure to follow directions, inappropriate language, property damage, and failure to complete work. In many cases, although educational systems have attempted to develop policies, guidelines, and protocols regarding the use of time-out, there is is still much confusion and debate about what time-out actually is, what time-out is not, and how time-out procedures are being used.  This Autism in Education information paper was developed to share some current research that may help to answer some of those questions.

Read the paper here: APSEA Information Paper on Timeout

Tattling on Siblings and Peers PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00

The following questions were posed to Dr Paul McDonnell by Lisa van de Geyn, who was writing an article on Tattling for Today's Parent Magazine.

How would you advise parents to handle tattling on siblings?

Tattling behavior is a very common social behavior in young children under 8 years or so.  In fact, most children in the 4- to 8-year range do tattle and most often it is about a sibling's behavior.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 16:32