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Neuropsychological Assessment

Goal: Develop an understanding of your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and understand their profile within the view of brain- behaviour relationships.

At WonderTree, our neuropsychologist is able to provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments. A neuropsychological assessment is a formal comprehensive evaluation of cognitive abilities (e.g. memory, problem-solving, visual-spatial skills, attention, processing speed) that is done to understand brain-behaviour relationships (i.e. how the brain works). A neuropsychologist uses a wider-range of specialized assessment tools, and their training allows them to have a more in-depth look at the interplay between brain-behavior relationships.

If your child is undergoing a neuropsychological assessment, the mental functions tested will likely include:

  • Cognitive functioning 

  • Achievement testing (reading, writing, and mathematics)

  • Language usage and understanding of what others say

  • Attention/concentration

  • Processing speed

  • Learning and memory

  • Executive functions, which are higher-level skills you use to organize and plan, manage your time, problem solve, multi-task, make judgments and maintain self-control

  • Visuospatial skills

  • Motor speed and dexterity

  • Behaviour, adaptive skills and social-emotional functioning

How is a neuropsychological assessment different than a psychological assessment?

The main difference is that a neuropsychological evaluation is more in-depth and broader in scope than a psychological evaluation. Because the neuropsychological evaluation is more detailed, it is also a lengthier process. Psychologists conducting the neuropsychological evaluation must be specifically trained in neuropsychological tests and measures. Neuropsychologists use their in-depth knowledge of brain-behavior relationships to assess and evaluate patients with neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and cognitive conditions. This information is linked back to brain structures, to provide information regarding the impact of any identified areas of difficulty on a person’s everyday functioning.

What Does an Assessment involve?

1

Background/History

Interview and questionnaires with parents/youth and review of relevant data (e.g., report cards, prior assessments, relevant medical documentation).

2

Assessment Sessions

Administration of standardized tests, observations, and clinical interviewing with the youth.

3

Comprehensive Feedback

The feedback session is directly between the youth and/or parents, and the psychologist. The psychologist will explain the results of the assessment, highlighting the areas of strength and need, and providing recommendations and next steps.

4

Report

After the feedback has occurred, you will be provided with a detailed report. The report will include the results of the standardized testing, as well as a clinical formulation (write up summarizing the testing and bringing the information all together to explain the youth’s profile), and recommendations. The recommendations that WonderTree neuropsychologists make will be tailored to the youth and based on the assessment results. This is your report, you can share it with whomever you feel is important to have the information, such as the school and family doctor.

Fee: $5000

Psychological services are not covered by OHIP, but may be covered under your extended health insurance benefits. Check with your insurance provider for details (here is a list of questions you can ask). Please ask us for a quote that you can submit in advance if required by your insurance company.   

How do I start an assessment?

1

Contact us using the information below

2

A family coordinator will help determine assessment type and schedule your appointment

3

Meet with one of our clinicians

Contact Us

One of our family coordinators will return your call/e-mail within 2 business days. Our family coordinators will help determine which service provider would be the right fit and assist in scheduling your appointment.

905-425-9525

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