Unlike other centres which condense the assessment process into one long day, the neuropsychological evaluation process at Centres Neuropsy is usually carried out in 4 meetings over a few weeks. This method allows us to obtain the best possible return for an individual, and allows us to distinguish between fatigue and cognitive weaknesses. The number of sessions needed for each assessment depends on the nature of the client’s concerns and abilities. The evaluation can therefore be spread over 3, 4 or 5 sessions, but on average, 4 evaluation sessions are required.
1st session: The in-take
A first 60-minute meeting is scheduled for the client with the neuropsychologist. If the client is a child under the age of 14, this first meeting takes place with only the parents and the neuropsychologist. During this session, the neuropsychologist will trace the patient's developmental history and detail the nature of their concerns and / or complaints. From that moment on, the neuropsychologist can make working hypotheses that will guide the type of assessment and the selection of tests to be administered.
2nd and 3rd sessions: Assessments
During the first meeting with the neuropsychologist, 2 evaluation sessions of 2.5 hours each will be scheduled in the following days or weeks. This total of 5 hours of assessment with the client will allow the completion of the tests and activities required to assess the different aspects covered by the neuropsychological assessment. Depending on the pace of the assessment, the difficulties and the client's participation, a third assessment period could be added to complete all the required tests.
Depending on the situation, the concerns and the profile, and only following the client’s consent, other stakeholders or professionals who have been involved with our client’s care may be contacted in order to obtain other information relevant to the assessment process.
The handing of the final report; 4th session
A few weeks following the last evaluation session, a fourth meeting will be scheduled with the client and / or parents to present the results obtained and submit the evaluation report. The latter will detail the strengths and weaknesses of the client being assessed, state the diagnosis/diagnoses, if any, as well as any necessary recommendations related to the conclusion of the neuropsychological assessment. The neuropsychologist will also be able to answer the patient's questions during this meeting.
t is sometimes necessary and relevant to follow up after submission of the report in order to support the client, relatives or caregivers in the implementation of adaptations and therapeutic follow-ups. These sessions are fixed if the client deems it necessary, and only following their request.
Costs related to the process
The costs associated with the neuropsychological assessment are not fixed and depend on the time required to complete the analysis of the file by the professional. The hours worked and billed at an hourly rate of $150 by the neuropsychologist include the various meetings, the correction of the tests, the analysis of the results, as well as the writing and revision of the final report. For the analysis of a typical case, approximately 13 to 15 hours of work should be expected, for a total of approximately $2000. As explained above, the number of sessions needed for each assessment depends on the nature of the client’s concerns and abilities, hence the estimated cost of the assessment.
These fees are payable in installments to be paid at each meeting; 3 fixed payments of $500 each (for the first 3 meetings) as well as a fourth payment, the final amount of which can be confirmed once the total hours worked are known. At the last meeting, the official receipt will be given to the client detailing the fees billed at the rate of $150 / hour. The latter may be submitted to private insurance for reimbursement for services rendered in psychology or added to the client's annual tax return. Also note; that the cost of the assessment includes the $100 fee for opening a file. An additional administrative fee of $25 is also payable for all copies and sending of official documents following the end of the process.
I am happy to work at the Neuropsy Centers. As an accomplished professional, I benefit from a stimulating work environment which allows me to perfect my knowledge. This team of professionals gives me the opportunity to evolve in a multidisciplinary medical environment which brings together specialists from several related disciplines. I have the advantage of offering my patients complete follow-up that is perfectly tailored to their needs. I recommend the Centers to all professionals who wish to develop their careers within a team that will take their knowledge to the top.
Catherine from Centres Neuropsy
After 3 years of consulting with three different psychologists to try to determine if our son had a behavioral disorder or a deficit of some kind, we have not obtained any satisfactory results. Then a friend recommended Dr Bouras to us and, from the first appointment, we felt that we were surrounded by a competent neuropsychologist. He respects the appointment time, he is clear and precise in his explanations. Now we know our son has ADHD. Dr Bouras kept us well informed with a comprehensive report and a reassuring approach. We recommend it without hesitation.
Hugue from Pierrefonds
We had been on a waiting list for over 9 months at the CLSC and nothing was going on. With just one call to the Neuropsy Centers, we had an appointment, full evaluations, a detailed report and a referral to IDRC. All this in less than 7 weeks. We refer the Centers to anyone who needs help.
Lyne from LaSalle
Dr Bouras and his team are extremely helpful, always there to serve you very welcoming and very professional. Dr Bouras is an amazing neuropsychologist very knowledgeable, strong work ethics and very dedicated towards his team and patients. Just the best!
Today was my first session with Lina and I couldn't be more happier to be given the opportunity to have her work with me. Finding someone to connect with is not something that is easy nor easy to find, especially when you are trying to get the proper help needed. However, With Lina, I have felt that connection immediately. She made me feel opened, safe and allowed me to realize so much within the first day. I am so happy to have you as someone who will help me make changes and reach my goal, within these next sessions!