Kids Sinking Because of Psych Wait Times: CBC, January 2015

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 by Lou Fisch
Hundreds of kids are on the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board’s waiting list to be tested. But wealthier parents can pay for the testing themselves at a private clinic and buy their way out of the line. The testing is available for a fee of $2,000 to $3,500 – but many parents can’t afford that. A private psychologist who does the tests says families frequently come to her clinic after getting fed up with the wait at the board.
That raises issue of unequal access for kids who are most vulnerable – those with learning disabilities in low-income areas who can't afford to pay for private tests.