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Please note that clinic appointments may be virtual visits. The clinic team will let you know what type of appointment is appropriate for your care. Learn more about virtual visits at UHN »

 What We Do

Neuropsychology treats and assesses the structure and functions of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviours, such as memory and cognitive abilities. Neuropsychologists work with patients on a range of neurological issues including epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease and stroke.

We conduct cognitive assessments that describe your strengths and weaknesses in your memory and thinking abilities. It can identify problems that are linked to your particular neurological condition. This can help in deciding a diagnosis, deciding on a proper therapy or surgery and identifying strategies to help you cope with your difficulties.

Special Procedures

​We also do special procedures for some patients being considered for brain surgery. These include MRI and MEG studies where we map language, motor and memory functions in the brain and the Wada procedure (where we can examine the capacity of one hemisphere of the brain by sedating the other).

How to Prepare

A neuropsychological assessment takes the better part of a day, with a lunch break and any other breaks as needed during the day. A follow-up appointment, to discuss the results of the assessment, is typically half an hour to 45 minutes. We can do this by telephone if you prefer.

A functional MRI (which is done in the MRI unit and not in the clinic) is typically around 90 minutes, including the instruction period.

For the Wada procedure (where you start in the Neurophysiology Clinic), you will need to spend approximately 6 hours at the hospital. You'll need to have nothing to eat or drink for about 8 hours before the test. The Wada procedure is a series of language and memory related tests. The aim is to determine which side of the brain is responsible for certain vital cognitive functions, namely speech and memory.

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

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 Meet Our Team

Neuropsychologists are key members of our teams at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, including Epilepsy, Movement Disorders and Memory Clinic. We bring a unique perspective about brain function to help make effective medical and surgical decisions. Our training as clinician-scientists allows us to foster the development and advance research knowledge in those programs.

​​Neuropsychologists conduct clinical interviews, supervise evaluations, interpret results and communicate findings to you and your doctor.

Neuropsychologists are specifically trained to understand brain function and how different disorders may affect memory, problem solving, concentration, language and behaviour. They work with trained Psychometrists and student trainees who administer the cognitive tests.

Director:

  • Mary Pat McAndrews, PhD, CPsych
  • Neuropsychologists:

    • Melanie Cohn, PhD, CPsych
    • David Gold, PhD, CPsych
    • Marta Statucka, PhD, CPsych 

    Neuropsychology Fellows:

    • Dora Ladowski, PhD, CPsych (Supervised Practice)
    • Rachel Leung, PhD, CPsych (Supervised Practice)

    Psychometrists:

    • Taisha Chang
    • Mary Jaciw
    • Rebecca Simpson

    Neuropsychology Administrative Assistant:

    • Janet Solowoniuk