NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Assessment

Neuropsychology is a hybrid discipline of sorts, a merge between psychology, neurology and everyday life. It specializes in the study of the brain and the impact of cognitive functioning on the adaptation and efficacy of the person in his daily activities. Because many children, adults or elderly people live with difficulties significant enough to affect their performance, their functioning, their behaviour or their autonomy, the assessment in neuropsychology becomes all the more important when needing to depict an individual’s specific cognitive profile in order to identify and address the problem.

THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

The Assessment Process in Neuropsychology

The neuropsychological assessment is in fact a specialized diagnostic process, during which one’s intellectual and executive functioning, attention, memory, language, perception, motor function and academic skills are all examined. This process enables the neuropsychologist to identify one’s overall cognitive profile in order to conclude in a precise diagnosis, through the systematic elimination of all other causes capable of explaining one’s difficulties. This holistic approach provides insight into an individual’s reality, with regards to his capacities, his setting and his current situation.

The evaluation process in neuropsychology takes place over a full day or two half-days, for a total of 6 hours of direct contact. This neuropsychological assessment involves four steps: 

The neuropsychological assessment begins with…

An hour-long interview and information gathering session in order to identify the difficulties and to understand their impact in everyday life.

Followed by…

The assessment in neuropsychology to evaluate intellectual, attentional, executive, memory, language, perceptual, motor and academic abilities.

A second date is chosen during which…

The report, the results, the strength/weakness analysis and the diagnosis will be presented and discussed.

And to help guide you…

Insights and solutions, a period of questions and answers as well as references towards specific resources or in-house professionals will conclude the assessment process. We remain available for follow-up requests.

OUR CLIENTS

FROM KINDERGARTEN TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

5 – 12 YEARS OLD

THROUGH HIGH-SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY

13 – 24 YEARS OLD

TO ADULTHOOD AND RETIREMENT

25 – 65 YEARS +

DIFFICULTIES AND DIAGNOSES

Further resources and information on the contribution of neuropsychology.

ADD & ADHD  Learning Disabilities

OTHER SERVICES

Other services offered by our external network of collaborators:

PSYCHOLOGY

Because mental health problems are a major challenge in today’s society, seeking psychological counselling should not become an intimidating experience. On the contrary, taking early action becomes all the more important when one considers that mental health problems can in fact compromise the functioning of an individual, a couple, a family or the progression of one’s professional career.

An intervention in psychology aims for an effective dynamic in a serene, private and secure setting where emotions, concerns or personal experiences and objectives can be explored. By helping individuals, families and children to redefine and give meaning to their perceptions, the psychologists we work with are able to facilitate one’s return towards a better balance and quality of life.

  • Child psychology
  • Depression and demotivation
  • Anxiety and self-esteem
  • Family therapy
  • Career orientation
  • etc.

REMEDIAL SERVICES

Through the use of various teaching methods and procedures, remedial services are mainly called upon to help people struggling with ADHD, dyslexia, dysorthography or dyscalculia. Reading, writing, mathematical and general academic difficulties are remediated through alternative teaching strategies, so as to help the individual integrate and apply them more efficiently in his everyday life. A remedial teacher’s work also consists in exploiting one’s strengths so as to allow the individual presenting with ADHD or learning disabilities to train, solidify, consolidate and rehabilitate his academic and organizational skills.

These services are meant to help children, adolescents and adults presenting with attentional issues, academic delays, or learning disabilities, maximize their potential and their academic achievements.

  • Learning disabilities like dyslexia, dysorthographia, dyscalculia
  • Academic difficulties and delays
  • Training in the use of technological aids
  • Organization, planning and academic preparation
  • Efficiency and adaptation with regards to ADHD
  • etc.

TUTORING

The help of a tutor is an excellent academic complement for any individual desiring to catch up, prepare or perform come exam time; some people will also prefer to further their learning and consolidate teachings in an educational setting. In some cases and for some parents, homework periods can become a struggle at home because of the emotional bond that exists between them and their and child. Calling upon tutoring services allows avoiding such tense situations, by promoting productivity and efficiency in a more formal context where the bond between student and tutor is not as emotionally charged.

Furthermore, a tutor’s role does not just involve homework and revisions; it also implies making use of his own experience to enrich and further a student’s education by going beyond and above the academic cursus, by showing the student how to apply alternative problem solving strategies or by introducing working methodologies not always taught in school.

  • Homework periods
  • Reading and writing
  • Mathematics and problem resolutions
  • History lessons
  • Exam preparation
  • Enriched education
  • etc.

SERVICES OFFERED AT PLEIN CIEL CLINIC

List of services offered and references to better guide our clients following an assessment in neuropsychology at NeuroSolution. According to their needs and with the individual’s approval, we will help consolidate information among professionals and make the necessary follow-ups in his or her best interest.

  • Medical Consultation
  • Paediatric Consultation
  • Pharmaceutical Consultation
  • Nutritional Consultation
  • Social Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Audiology
  • Laboratory and Testing
  • Radiology
  • etc.

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(514) 600-5591

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Possibility of medical follow-ups.

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