The mission of the CFPE Clinical Research Program is to learn more about how to prevent, detect, or treat diseases related to neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents.

At the Center for Pediatric Excellence, our vision is to help each individual reach their full potential by providing high quality, evidenced-based, multidisciplinary behavioural, developmental, and mental health care.

The Center for Pediatric Excellence is a multi-disciplinary health clinic where you can see one or several of our clinicians based on your needs. Dr. van Stralen founded the clinic based on parent’s requests for more multi-disciplinary / integrated care and on evidence-based model of care for ADHD in Dundee Scotland. Our team includes medical, psychology, and occupational therapy staff.

The Center for Pediatric Excellence is also involved in clinical research trials that offer patients the opportunity to participate in local, national, and/or international studies to explore new and alternative treatments for children and teens.


Our Medical Services

Comprehensive assessments for:

    • ADD/ADHD
    • School/ learning difficulties
    • Motor/coordination difficulties
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Depression
    • Tourette’s syndrome and tics
    • Autism (ASD)
    • Behavioural concerns
    • Development and implementation of a treatment plan including such things as medication, case coordination, school advocacy, and behavioural recommendations

Our Psychology Services

Our psychologists see patients from 6 years old through adulthood. Our services include:

  • Psychotherapy

  • Treatment for Tourette’s syndrome (CBIT)

  • Psychoeducational Assessment

  • Autism (ASD) Assessment

  • Psychological Assessment

  • ADHD Assessment

  • Gifted Assessment

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy Services

Infant and Pediatric assessments for Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), Sensory Processing issues, Emotional and Self-Regulation, Writing assessments and Developmental Assessments.

Clinical Trials

Our Clinical Trial Research

Opportunities to participate in local, national, and/or international studies for new and/or alternative medication treatments for children and teens with Autism (ASD), ADHD, or Migraines.

We are here to help

Are you or your child struggling with ADHD, Autism (ASD), Tourette’s, or any other behavioural, emotional, or developmental concern? At the Center for Pediatric Excellence, our experienced clinicians can offer treatment options, help, and support to you, your child, and your family.