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Assessment Services

Neuropsychological assessments examine several aspects of cognitive functioning, such as memory, attention, processing speed, language, problem solving ability, and mental flexibility, in order to identify individual strengths and weaknesses and assess how these may be related to acquired brain injuries (e.g., mild traumatic brain injury/concussion, stroke), neurological conditions (e.g., multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumor), medical conditions (e.g., heart disease, cancer, anoxia, encephalitis), psychological functioning, substance use/abuse, neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., dementia), or normal age-related changes.

Psychological/Diagnostic assessments involve a comprehensive evaluation of emotional, behavioural, and social functioning and are often requested to help understand the psychological impact of events or situations, such as work-related stress, traumatic events (e.g., car accidents), injuries, or health conditions (e.g., chronic pain, adjustment issues). This type of assessment can be helpful for treatment planning and recommendations.

Psychoeducational assessments are typically conducted to diagnose learning disorders or to determine cognitive weaknesses, which may be related to developmental issues (e.g., developmental delays, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), acquired brain injury, or neurological/health conditions (e.g., multiple sclerosis, epilepsy) and which may impact academic performance. The purpose of this assessment is to make recommendations for academic accommodations to help compensate for any cognitive weaknesses, maximize strengths, and to guide treatment planning.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments are a type of neurodevelopmental assessment which examines cognitive functioning, learning strengths and weaknesses, and emotional, social, and behavioural functioning, where there is a question about the suitability of an ASD diagnosis.

Dementia screening assessments are typically conducted with seniors who have concerns about whether their subjective impression of cognitive declines reflects normal age-related changes or a potential emerging neurodegenerative disorder (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease).

Baseline cognitive assessments provide a baseline of current cognitive functioning, including individual strengths and weaknesses. People who may benefit from this kind of assessment include athletes in sports where multiple head injuries/concussions and related cognitive declines are common (e.g., football, hockey, boxing), individuals diagnosed with or suspected to have certain neurological disorders which may affect cognitive functioning (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, epilepsy), or individuals who would like a record of their current abilities in order to measure potential cognitive declines related to aging, acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke), or medical conditions (e.g., heart disease, diabetes).

If you are not sure which type of assessment would be right for you, or if you would like more information about the assessment process and related fees, please click here to contact us for a free telephone consultation.

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