Common conditions that we work with include:
• Traumatic brain injury
• Concussion and its management
• Neurodevelopmental conditions
• Neurological conditions (i.e., ADEM, encephalitis, meningitis, epilepsy, stroke )
• Cerebral palsy
• Intellectual disability
• Tumours affecting the central nervous system
• Cancer and its treatment
• Attention deficit disorder
• Learning disorder
Many acquired brain injuries and neurodevelopmental conditions can affect children’s thinking and learning skills, behaviour, social skills and emotional functioning. A neuropsychological assessment can help you to better understand how your child has been affected.
The results of a neuropsychological assessment can help children and their families develop strategies to better manage cognitive challenges (such as reduced memory), social skills and behaviour (such as outbursts or impulsiveness). Strategies to boost learning and integration at school can also be gleaned from the assessment.
Many children have lots of difficulty emotionally adjusting to an acquired brain injury or neurodevelopmental condition. Others may experience behavioral and emotional changes after an injury or illness. This can place a lot of strain and stress on parents and siblings. Our specialized paediatric team can help support children through this journey and give them strategies to better adjust to the challenges of their injury or illness.
Parenting a child with an acquired brain injury or neurodevelopmental condition can be particularly challenging. Many parents report high levels of stress and strain in their family. We can assist families:
• Adjust to the changes
• Develop basic, practical and meaningful strategies to help with everyday functioning
• Provide behavioural management strategies
• Help siblings through these challenging times
Following a brain injury or illness, teachers and other educators may also need additional help and support. We can work with schools to support them in helping children maximize their learning potential and enjoyment at school.
School services may include:
• Education and consultation with the school
• Classroom observations
• Behaviour intervention plans
• In-class assistance and learning support
• Term meetings
• Guidance in funding applications
• Planning for future schooling and vocational options
• Guidance for Individialized Learning Plans
• Support Year to Year transition