Neuropsychology studies the structure and function of the brain and their relationship to specific psychological processes and behaviours.
We offer comprehensive, empirically based, neuropsychological and psychological assessments that are able to measure performance in the areas of attention, processing speed, working memory, intellectual function, learning and memory, language, executive function, visual spatial function, and basic motor and sensory ability. Personality and mood are also assessed as part of the assessment process. These data are analysed and result in a profile of neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses as related to brain structure and function. Our reports provide a detailed description of a client’s current functioning, relevant diagnoses, recommendations and treatment plans aimed at improving cognition, mood, work/home performance and ultimately, quality-of-life.
The assessment itself involves a one hour clinical interview and neuropsychological testing. The interview will involve a comprehensive medical/psychological history and also give you the the opportunity to share your experience and current concerns, highlighting the questions you'd like addressed in your assessment. We then engage in paper and pencil and computer based testing, ranging from one hour to eight hours, depending on the referral question. We work at your pace, over one or multiple days, and also invite you back for a one hour feedback session. This final session will review all of your neuropsychological and psychological data that you provided in the assessment. We communicate this information in easy to understand language and also provide concrete recommendations for cognitive rehabilitation, psychotherapy or other relevant interventions that will move you forward on a path to your best self.
Neuropsychological assessments can be part of standard medical care through referrals from General Practitioners or a medical specialist such as a Neurologist or Psychiatrist. We can also provide assessments as part of an Independent Medical Evaluation for a disability claim, return to work/play assessment, or for plaintiffs or defendants in a Forensic Psychology context.