Dr. Ellen Fantus is a Registered Child and Adolescent Psychologist at The Redpath
Centre. She has also been working for the last 13 years as a Psychology Consultant to the Motherisk Clinic at The Hospital
for Sick Children and assesses children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She is currently involved in a number of projects
and follow-up of these children over time. Dr. Fantus also consults to the Interface Program, which is part of Thistletown
Regional Centre (Ministry of Children and Youth) where she coordinates an Interdisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic
Team. Her role encompasses the supervision of trainees and York University graduate students in psychology. Dr. Fantus worked
previously at Surrey Place Centre in Toronto, and was involved on various teams providing assessments and treatment of children
and youth with developmental disabilities. She has a broad array of interests and expertise in the area of ADHD, ASDs, and
Learning Disabilities and continues to meet the challenges of diagnosing children with complex presentations and co-existing
Specialization: Assessment of children and youth with developmenal delays, ADHD, Autism Spectrum
Disorders (including Asperger Syndrome), Learning Disabilities, giftedness, behaviour, and social/emotional disturbances.
Services Offered: Assessment services for pre-school children, school-aged
children and adolescents for the following concerns:
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Disorders (Asperger Syndrome)
Behavior and Social/Emotional Disturbances
of the evaluation process include a parent (caregiver) and child interview, psychological testing (cognitive, academic, memory,
attention, academic, executive functioning, social/emotional), parent/teacher questionnaires, a comprehensive written report,
feedback session for child and family and a school follow-up. Please note that psychological services are often covered
by extended health care insurance plans.
- Bachelor of Arts, McGill University
- Masters in Psychology, University of Western Ontario (1972)
- Doctorate in Psychology, University of Montreal (1979)
Greenbaum, R., Nulman, L., Fantus, E., Sorbara, D., Koren, G. and Rovet, J. (2003) A Neuropsychological
Approach for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Exposure, JINS, 9(2), 201.
E. (2003). A Critical Review of "Neurocognitive Impairment in Early Adolescence Following Prenatal Alcohol Exposure of
Varying Duration." Marit Korkman, Satu Kettunen and Ilona Autti-Ramo, JFAS International, 1, e19.
Staroselsky, A., Fantus, E., Sussman, R., Sandor, P., Koren, G. and Nulman, L. (2009) Both
Parental Psychopathology and Prenatal Maternal Alcohol Dependency Can Predict the Behavioural Phenotype in Children. Pediatric
Drugs, 11(1), 22-25.