We specialize in Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment. Our independent, licensed Psychologists are committed to providing you with the highest standard of assessment services in Toronto, York Region, and Southern Ontario.
In addition to Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment, we can arrange for integrated Psycho-Vocational and Neuro-Psycho-Vocational Evaluations.
Our clinical assessment experience covers a number of areas, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion
- Catastrophic Impairment evaluation
- Malingering and non-credible effort
- Alzheimer’s Disease and other Degenerative Dementias
- Learning Disorder
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Brain Anoxia
- Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Chronic pain
- Psychotic Conditions
We serve Medico-Legal clients, Geriatric clients, and self-referred individuals. We conduct assessments at several locations and are also available to see clients at any site, clinic, or hospital in the GTA.
The purpose of a Neuropsychological Assessment
Neuropsychological assessment is used to evaluate an individual’s level of cognitive (mental) functioning in areas such as intelligence, attention and concentration, memory, language, visuospatial ability, reasoning, executive functions, and other domains. Psychological functioning, including emotional functioning and/or personality, is also typically assessed.
Neuropsychological assessment can help identify the cause or causes of cognitive difficulties, such as memory loss or problems with concentration. It can also provide a profile of a client’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, a baseline against which changes in a client’s cognitive abilities may be measured, and can help explain the relationship between a client’s cognitive difficulties and his or her everyday functioning.
What happens during the Assessment
At the outset of the assessment, the client is interviewed about the nature of his or her concerns. In some cases it may also be necessary to speak with family members or friends, although we will only do so with a client’s explicit consent.
Following the interview, the client performs a number of tests to evaluate his or her cognitive and psychological functioning. The testing portion of a neuropsychological assessment usually lasts several hours, although the specific length may vary depending on the purpose of the assessment and the complexity of the referral question.
Psychological assessments also include tests, albeit fewer in number, and so the overall assessment duration is significantly shorter.
What happens after the Assessment
After the assessment has been completed, the client’s tests are scored, and the results are analyzed in the context of other available information about the client, including the client’s self-report, observable behaviour, and medical file.
Based on this information, the assessor writes up a detailed report of the findings and addresses the referral questions (e.g., diagnosis, prognosis, recommendations etc.). Feedback may be provided to the client, family, or to the original referral source (e.g., physician, law firm, or insurer), depending on the specific purpose of the assessment.
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