The neuropsychological assessment process includes several encounters (clinical interview, testing, interview to take stock of the assessment, and handing-over of the report). This assessment helps to draw a portrait of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses regarding various cognitive faculties such as memory, language, attention and perception.
The assessment allows the psychologist-neuropsychologist to identify the cognitive deficiencies specific to several pathologies and to give recommendations according to the cognitive profile observed in order to improve the individual’s daily functioning. For example, the professional can refer the client to appropriate services or recommend the use of reeducation or compensation strategies.
Issues Addressed by Neuropsychological Assessments
- Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADD or ADHD)
- Learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.)
- Memory losses due to aging
- Degenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Cognitive impairments stemming from a psychiatric illness
- Cranial traumas
- Cardiovascular accidents
Expertise for Learning or Exam Accommodations
Many people facing concentration or learning difficulties can have special accommodations made for them by their educational institution. We can produce the required neuropsychological assessment reports.
Preliminary Assessment Encounter
Often, someone will be faced with difficulties that could be linked the neuropsychological functioning, without knowing however if it’s necessary to undertake a full assessment. Especially, if there’s not an actual referral from your general practitioner or a neurologist.
At the CCPE, we offer an assessment/discussion session with our neuropsychologist. This session will primarily answer your questions related to neuropsychological assessment. The neuropsychologist will also discuss your specific situation, your symptoms, the utility of an assessment and the next steps as appropriate. You could receive a lot of information during this session.
This assessment lasts 75 minutes. It could help reassure you and might confirm that undertaking a neuropsychological assessment is not necessary, or it could give you a more precise idea of what should be assessed. To complete a request for consultation, please contact our reception desk at 514-522-3195 or email@example.com.
Jean Giroux-Gagné, M.A., neuropsychologist