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Our Approach


The Springboard Approach

You can’t switch off ADHD. It’s part of who you are — but only one part. We’re interested in exploring the rest. Instead of focusing on what you’re not able to do, we help you discover your hidden strengths and steadily develop your untapped potential. It’s a unique approach we call Discover your SELF.

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Our Services


Our Personalized Services

Springboard’s various services are anchored by a core commitment: we’re here to help clients discover their hidden strengths and live more rewarding lives. We take a holistic approach, guiding ADHD assessments with medical diagnoses as needed, and complementing personal coaching with more in-depth therapy when we feel it will yield even better outcomes.

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Our Team & Culture


A skilled team and a welcoming culture

When we opened our doors in 2009, Springboard Clinic consisted of three women: Dr Ainslie Gray; her daughter and co-founder, Laura MacNiven; and a business manager. Today we’re a diverse, multitalented and growing team of coach-therapists, psychologists, physicians and administrators — and the vision and passion that shaped Springboard remain as strong as ever.

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Learning & Resources


More ways to unlock potential

When we’re not directly helping Springboard clients, we support them — along with their families, partners, teachers and healthcare providers – with workbooks, courses, webinars and other opportunities to learn and grow.

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Our Services

Consulting & Professional Development

In addition to our personalized services for clients with ADHD – coaching and therapy, assessment and medical guidance – Springboard provides consulting support to students, parents, educators and physicians. We also offer professional development programs for individuals and organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of ADHD.

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Educational Consulting

Occupational Therapy Consulting

Physician Support

Professional Development

Springboard’s Educational Consulting team helps students with ADHD and their families develop a customized academic support plan, along with strategies to ensure a positive learning environment at school.

We advise on school and course selection and provide guidance – or, when appropriate, advocate on your behalf – as you engage with teachers and administrators.

Our Educational Consulting team helps students and their families manage all dimensions of the school journey, including:

  • Translating ADHD assessment findings into effective academic supports.
  • Investigating formal and informal accommodations, skills-building programs, customized resources and opportunities for enrichment.
  • Responding to the new demands of remote learning and other educational changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Planning for the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) process and creating or updating Individual Education Plan (IEP) documentation.
  • Exploring and evaluating optimal school environments.
  • Preparing for the transition to a new school or entry into college or university.
  • Developing a long-term strategy that spans elementary, middle and high school, as well as post-secondary goals.

Springboard’s occupational therapy (OT) specialists bring our unique understanding of ADHD to their support for clients’ diverse OT needs.

We consider sensitivities to sensory and emotional stimuli, along with ways to improve all aspects of daily living, focusing particularly on how we can adjust the physical environment to make performing tasks easier.

Our OT team offers consulting services in short sessions (of one or two hours) and longer-term engagements, depending on each client’s situation.

Senior members of the Springboard Care Team offer telephone consultations to the physicians of current or former Springboard clients.

Drawing on decades of experience in the treatment of ADHD, we share insights on everything from medication options (what to watch for and how to begin administering stimulant drugs) to problem-solving various medical issues in the context of ADHD.

If you’re a physician seeking advice on the treatment of ADHD – or if your family doctor has questions about managing your (or your child’s) care – we’re here to help. By working in concert with physicians, we not only enhance Springboard clients’ experience but help advance ADHD treatment across the wider community.

Springboard works with a diverse range of partners, building and promoting support systems that will help more people with ADHD realize their full potential.

Through our professional development initiatives – aimed at leaders and influencers in schools, workplaces, associations and community organizations – we’re working to increase understanding of ADHD while advancing broader efforts to raise mental health awareness.

We educate individuals and organizations about neurodiversity, brain development, mental health stigma and, most importantly, how to help people with ADHD push past needless barriers and move forward. Our training programs expand participants’ understanding of the latest evidence-based treatment strategies and help them apply those insights in their own professional contexts. Whether presenting a lunch-and-learn in your workplace, a PD-day workshop for your school staff or an information session at your community agency, we’ll design a program that addresses your specific needs while enriching the larger conversation around understanding and treating ADHD.

Springboard’s expanding professional development practice includes a range of corporate education programming, from leadership training webinars to in-person consultations. All are designed to help HR professionals and other decision-makers better manage the needs of employees with ADHD – and bring out their best. We can also provide coaching to individual team members, with services overseen by a Springboard psychologist and eligible for insurance coverage.

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