Jo-Ann Reitzel, Ph.D.
is a clinical and school psychologist who has enjoyed working with children and youth, and their families for more than 35 years. She has extensive experience with individual assessments and consultations with families, schoolsand physicians about children’s strengths and needs; and when making recommendations to improve success and wellbeing. She has a special interest in working with people who have developmental disabilities and has published book chapters and papers on behavioural and mental health problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jo-Ann received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical and School Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2000. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, where she is involved in teaching, supervision of psychology residents and research in autism with the McMaster Autism Research Team. Jo-Ann uses a flexible and goal-directed approach to treatment, believing that every child and family deserve effective interventions that fit their specific needs.