Business of the Week




Is your child struggling in school? Do you wish you could home school but don’t have the time, resources or patience? The West Island Neuropsychology and Counseling Centre will home school for you!


Beginning in September 2017, The West Island Neuropsychology and Counseling Centre will offer a safe, supportive environment for children to learn at their own pace, with the encouragement and guidance of experienced educators. Contact them for more information at 514-505-WINC (9462) or at Life can be a lot easier for you and your child!



We have a great deal for you this week from The West Island Neuropsychology and Counseling Centre.

The West Island Neuropsychology and Counseling Centre is offering 10% off an initial session of therapy or testing.  The clinic offers individual, couple, and family therapies, art, music, drama therapies, speech therapy, occupational therapy, as well as neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing. Prices for the different services vary, so please contact the clinic at 514-505-9462 or at for more information. To take advantage of the discount, simply call or email this week and mention West Island Mommies when booking an appointment.

The West Island Neuropsychology and Counseling Centre is also offering free screenings for pre-K children to identify those at risk for future reading disabilities. There are several markers for potential reading disorders that can be identified as young as age three. In fact, the performance of four-year-olds on such tests can predict their reading ability in both elementary and high school. By screening children prior to kindergarten, those at risk can be offered the appropriate interventions.



The West Island Neuropsychology and Counseling Centre provides a broad range of mental health and community services all housed under one roof. The clinic offers individual, couple, family and group therapies, neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing, art/music/drama therapies, ADHD/executive skills coaching, parenting support, tutoring and remediation, brain training, speech therapy, occupational therapy and nutrition/dietetics.


Social Emotional Group for Children

Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, July 8 – August 26, 2017

8 weeks for $400

Children struggling with social skills, behaviour and/or emotional reactivity can learn how to express their needs and feelings, behave appropriately in stressful situations and make and keep friends. A major focus is on emotion regulation and distress tolerance, key components of resilience and well-being. These essential skills are taught through role-playing, modelling, video demonstrations and practice opportunities, all in a fun, child-friendly context. With rehearsal and coaching, children can improve their self-control, coping abilities and communication skills.

Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Children with AD(H)D

Wednesday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, August 9 – October 18, 2017

10 weeks for $600

This group teaches children with ADHD essential skills related to impulse control, attention, organization, emotion regulation and social relationships. We work with parents and children simultaneously (spending approximately an hour apart, half an hour together) to improve family relationships and reduce disruptive behaviours that make life difficult at home, in school or with friends. Participants also enjoy giving and getting support from others facing similar struggles.

Small Group Reading Remediation for Children

Monday – Friday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

July 10 – 21, 2017     July 24 – August 4, 2017     August 7 – 18, 2017

2-week block of 10 sessions for $400

Intensive remediation is the treatment of choice for children with reading delays or disabilities. We use a set of carefully chosen, empirically validated methods to teach phonics, reading fluency, spelling, writing and text comprehension. These skills are essential for all aspects of academic achievement as well as self-esteem and motivation. Our groups of no more than 3-4 children use classic Orton-Gillingham multisensory techniques along with programs such as LIPS, Lively Letters, Raconte-moi les sons, Read Naturally, Visualizing/Verbalizing and more.

You can contact the clinic at 514-505-winc (9462) or at for more information or to discuss 1:1 options for therapy or remediation. Be sure to check out their website as well for more information.


We have an awesome deal today from The Good Little Company for all our Westisland Mommies Fans! Be sure to purchase your travel backpack for your little ones. H


Be sure to head over to their website and order yours today for those summer trips! Use Code WIM2017 to receive 15% off your purchase!



Cynthia and her husband have always felt the importance of travelling as a family to all destinations, near or far. Over many years of travelling to countries overseas or more local places within Canada, she quickly realized that something was missing for her kids while travelling. Although her kids have learned the ins and outs of travelling by car, train and plane, by nature kids get bored. It occurred to her that something was needed to make every travel whether to the cottage or overseas, enjoyable for everyone.

The GOOD LITTLE TRAVELLER was then designed and created! 

An organized and compartmentalized filled backpack designed specifically for ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Based on the pillars of ART, CREATIVITY and LEARNING, she designed and developed these backpacks for her own children and what better than to share them with everyone! Parents have so much to think about prior to a departure that this is an all-in-one travel companion for the kids and gives parents one less thing to worry about!

Before she knew it, her kids started taking their packs everywhere, to the restaurant, on outings involving long appointments, on their way to the cottage and for the weekend at grandma’s house.