Notice about COVID-19:

We’re Here For You

Psychology is an essential service. The response to COVID-19 has forced us all to make big changes in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, but our offices have not closed and we’ve stayed open to referrals for psychological assessment and treatment.

For the safety of clients, our staff, and the whole community, we’re providing a combination of telehealth and in-person services.

Telehealth (video and voice-only): We’re conducting most appointments through telehealth, either through a secure video call or by voice only. For video appointments, we use two user-friendly applications—zoom and Voice only meetings can be by phone or by as voice only.

In-Person: When we do conduct psychological services in-person, we meet or exceed public health recommendations for safe delivery of services like ours. For example, we’ve greatly limited the number of people coming to our offices, disinfecting surfaces between meetings as well as part-way through longer meetings, and maintaining appropriate physical distancing.

We expect to be able to offer all parts of psychological and psychoeducational assessment via telehealth soon.

If you have questions about any of our safety practices, please get in touch.

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Welcome to Red Ladder, Optimized Learning

Everyone learns differently. For some people, learning is a real struggle. At Red Ladder Optimized Learning, we identify what's causing learning problems, and help children, teens, and adults toward more success in school and in life.

Red Ladder Optimized Learning is an independent practice psychology centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We provide accessible, comprehensive, useful evaluation and treatment services.

Many conditions and situations can reduce a person's ability to learn and grow. Red Ladder Optimized Learning approaches problems affecting learning by first working to find out how a person learns—understanding his or her learning style—and identifying specific areas of strength and difficulty. We identify and diagnose learning disorders such as ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Language-Based learning problems (including Dyslexia), or other learning problem, emotional or stress-related difficulty, affecting learning and life. We also identify and address problems associated with giftedness.

Evaluation, feedback, and reporting is a process of collecting and integrating information from many sources about a client. We work to understand the specifics of the current problem—when it began, how it developed, and how it affects the personʼs life and his or her family. We provide useful findings to clients, their families, or both, and offer strategies for intervention. Where appropriate, we prepare a practical, comprehensive, understandable written report of our findings, with diagnosis and recommendations for optimizing a client's learning.

Depending upon the nature of the problem affecting a person and their family, there are different interventions worth consideration. Individual counseling or coaching, psychotherapy, family therapy or parent training, or group-based treatment may be helpful. Where appropriate, we can consult with schools, workplaces, or government bodies about a personʼs needs, and we may suggest referrals to other professionals, including medical doctors, occupational therapists, reading clinicians, speech and language clinicians, audiologists, optometrists, and tutors.