Unlike more invasive measures of brain function, such as MRI and CT scans, our assessments are completely non-invasive. You may be asked to complete any number of paper-and-pencil measures or questionnaires and will be asked to look at, listen to, and respond to questions and materials shown during testing, but at no point in time will you have any machines or devices attached to you. These standardized tests are highly sensitive to the effects of brain dysfunction by measuring an individual’s level of cognitive, emotional and
Common reasons people are seen for neuropsychological assessment include
(but are not limited to):
- Neurological impairments (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
- Stroke or other neuro-vascular problems (e.g., TIA)
injury / concussion
- Medical / health conditions (e.g., diabetes neuropathy, epilepsy)
- Substance or alcohol abuse
- Dementia / mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
- Issues related to aging (i.e., normal age-related changes to cognition versus dementia)
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Dr. Kristen Kaploun Office
Dr. Kristen Kaploun Office
1100 Burloak Drive, Ste. 300
Burlington, ON L7L 6B2
Building is wheelchair accessible
Plenty of free parking onsite
If this is an emergency, please visit your local hospital’s emergency department, or call 911.
Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7
If you cannot find the answers to any questions you may have, or if you're not sure whether we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. We will make every effort to return all calls or emails within 48 hours of initial contact, and from there we can set up an initial appointment.
Other local crisis hotlines and resources are listed below:
Burlington Telecare Distress Line
Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)
note: this is not an emergency service
North Halton Distress Centre:
Oakville Distress Centre:
Emergency Psychiatric Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton:
Hamilton 24 Hour Crisis Line: