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Neuropsychological 

Assessment

Cubic Puzzle

Purpose
 

Neuropsychological assessments are used to investigate brain-behaviour relationships. As per the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA): These assessments provide specific information about the presence and nature of deficits related to neurological damage or dysfunction and its associated cognitive, behavioral and psychological problems. 

Pediatric neuropsychologists perform assessments for the following kinds of disorders:
 

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Developmental disorders or significant developmental delays (e.g.: learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorders).

  • Cognitive dysfunction following acute brain injury due to accident, infection or disease (e.g. traumatic brain injury/concussion, brain tumors, other forms of cancer, stroke, encephalopathy).

  • Cognitive dysfunction resulting from neurotoxin exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide)

  • Cognitive dysfunction related to seizure disorders (e.g., Epilepsy).

Outcomes
 

Outcomes from this assessment may lead to a more solid understanding of one's prognosis, cognitive dysfunction, as well as diagnoses of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), attention and behaviour disorders, and/ or mental health disorders. They may also provide recommendations for further expert assessment and/ or intervention with other regulated health professionals in the fields of optometry, audiology, speech and language, occupational therapy, psychiatry, etc.

Recommendations from the assessment are often used to inform Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in school, which help ensure that a student is receiving appropriate accommodations and/ or modifications such that their learning is optimizes to their needs. They also provide parents with suggestions for supports outside of school/ in the home.
 

Dr. David is available to review assessment results and recommendations with a child's school team or other professionals involved in supporting the child. 

  • Do I need a referral?
    A medical doctor referral is not required to make an appointment. Please contact Dr. David directly at Dr.DanaDavid@gmail.com
  • Do you provide virtual or in-person therapy?
    At this time all sessions are conducted remotely via an online video conferencing platform. Precautions are appropriately taken to maintain utmost privacy and security during the session. A web link and password will be sent to you in advance of the session for you to connect with Dr. David. Due to COVID-19, Dr. David is not conducting any in-person sessions at this time.
  • Are your fees covered by OHIP or private insurance?
    Dr. David is a registered psychologist and provides all services in her practice. Psychological services are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Please check with your individual insurance provider in order to determine your coverage for psychological services. A medical doctor referral may be required by your insurance plan in order to receive reimbursement. It is recommended that you check ahead of your first session. A portion of your fees, not reimbursed through extended coverage, may be claimed on your income tax return as a medical health expense. All services are billed per hour with a receipt provided.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Please make every effort to arrive for your session on time as it has been reserved specifically for you. Sessions are not extended to account for a late start. All cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled session. Any missed appointment or cancellation made within 24 hours will be charged the full session fee.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Payment is accepted via e-transfer or in cash at the time of the session.
  • Are sessions confidential?
    Information discussed with Dr. David is confidential in that she will not share anything without your consent. Your privacy is completely valued and respected. There are some limits to confidentiality, which are related to safety and wellbeing, court subpeona, or routine audits by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. These will all be reviewed with you before the onset of any service you consent to.
  • Will you work with other professionals to support my child?
    Dr. David values a multidisciplinary approach to supporting children’s and adolescent’s needs. She is experienced in collaborating with other regulated healthcare professionals including occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physicians, and other psychologists, as well as teachers and school administration. Dr. David is well versed in the roles that other experts can have with respect to assessing and servicing areas of need. Dr. David is always happy to work with others involved in supporting your child, with your consent to do so.
  • Where are you located?
    Practice: North York, ON For remote sessions: you/ your child will require a quiet and private space to connect with Dr. David remotely for your session.
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