Catherine A.N. Pryor, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Dr. Catherine Pryor has been with Pryor, Linder, & Associates since its inception in 1985. She is a Registered Psychologist since 1995, having completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. Dr. Pryor is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Canadian Psychological Association and is a Registered Psychologist. Her work examining the long term functional changes experienced by women after the first birth was considered the first of its kind in the area of reproductive psychology, and was awarded the highest 5 star rating.
Besides providing clinical and diagnostic supervision for PLA’s autism assessment services, she has served as the consultant Clinical Director for the Autism Services IBI and ABA based programs in the South West Region through Thames Valley Children’s Centre since 2007. Dr. Pryor serves on various Committees supporting research and development in the area of children’s services (the first Expert Clinical Panel in Autism, the Applied Behavior Analysis workgroups for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services; the Restraint Committee and Diagnosis Committee with Thames Valley Children’s Centre, the provincial Childhood Strengths and Needs (CANS) Collaborative). She is a past Chair of the Clinical Directors Network of Ontario (2009-2011). Dr. Pryor also trains and supervises Post-doctoral candidates in clinical psychology and MA student psychology practicums in behavioral treatment programs.
Dr. Pryor’s clinical focus has been on neurodevelopmental assessment and diagnosis of children and youth with varying special needs including autism, and behavioral treatment and consultation to community and treatment providers for children and youth with special needs and autism. She has provided psychological services to over 20 hospitals, community agencies and school boards (Erin Oak Kids Pathways Centre for Youth, Guelph Mental Health Clinic, CCAC, Pathways Centre for Youth (Kingston), Surrey Place Centre, Sault Board of Education, Hamilton Health Sciences, Children’s Aid Society).
She was previously employed with two Neurodevelopmental Assessment and Treatment Services teams at Chedoke-McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental and communication disorders, the Hospital for Sick Children, and with behavioural therapy consultation services at Children’s Consulting Services, Hornby Ontario and the Muskoka Centre for adults with developmental disabilities.