An assessment can explain patterns and changes in cognitive functioning, and can be a vital tool in creating an effective treatment or intervention plan to address an individual’s unique needs. At The Clinic, we offer neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. An assessment may be recommended when there is a medical history (i.e. brain injury, tumour, stroke) or when changes in cognitive functioning suggest that dementia or other neurodegenerative conditions may be present. It may also be indicated to assess a student’s learning and development profile, so that appropriate recommendations can be shared with teachers and other educators.
These assessments involve a variety of tests that evaluate cognitive functioning and screen for possible exceptionalities and impairments. Following an initial consultation and review of relevant records, testing is typically administered over one or more days, and results are shared in a feedback session. A formal report will then be provided, which the individual can choose to share with his/her health or education professionals.