We offer comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments for individual clients, insurance companies, plaintiff and defense legal matters regarding personal injury cases, WSIB, and third-party rehabilitation centres.
Some areas where our expertise is applied:
Psychology and the Law
- File analysis and review
- Expert opinion
- Psychological assessments
- Neuropsychological assessments
Personal and Motor Vehicle Insurance Claims
- Psychological Assessments
- Neuropsychological Assessments
- Motor Vehicle Accident Assessments
Workplace Injury Claims (WSIB)
- Return to Work Assessments
- Cognitive Function Assessments
- Chronic Pain Assessments
- Psychological Status Assessments
- Cognitive Status Assessments
What is an assessment?
Psychological and neuropsychological assessments are similar in that they are designed to get to know you, your symptoms, and your status, usually following an injury, accident, or suspected illness.
Where a psychological assessment focuses on you through the lens of emotional and interpersonal functioning, a neuropsychological assessment also includes an in-depth examination of your cognitive abilities.
Generally, both types of assessment are interested in determining your ability to function in day-to-day life, including work or school. Where appropriate, our assessments include recommendations to help you improve your day-to-day functioning.
What can I expect on the day of my assessment?
Typically, both psychological and neuropsychological assessments consist of an interview and testing. During the interview, your assessing clinician will usually seek a detailed history of the problems you are facing that brought you in for assessment in the first place. Next, the testing portion might include filling out forms and questionnaires. During a neuropsychological assessment, testing is lengthier, as we add tasks to measure your cognitive abilities.
How do I prepare for my assessment?
Try to get a good sleep the night before. If recreational drugs and alcohol are your thing, please avoid these the night before and during the day of your assessment.
Dress comfortably and be sure to have eaten something before you come. It may not seem like it, but chatting all about you for a couple hours can be hard work. We will offer breaks, as needed, and you may want to bring a snack or two for yourself.
Please bring photo identification. If you have reports from other specialists who examined you as part of your case, please bring the available paperwork. Bring a list of your medication, if you take any. If you need eye glasses, please bring them.
Finally, make sure you have allotted enough time for your assessment. Psychological assessments can up to 2 to 4 hours, while a neuropsychological assessment is usually 6 to 10 hours.