Psychology

Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is a discipline of psychology that specializes in the study of brain function.

The recommendations resulting from the neuropsychological evaluation help reduce the impact of cognitive difficulties on your daily life to improve your quality of life.

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What is neuropsychology? 

Neuropsychology is a discipline of psychology that specializes in the study of brain function to make clinical judgments about the nature and severity of cognitive problems of various origins. 

Our neuropsychologists advocate a personalized approach to the needs of the client and those of their entourage. They have been trained in various hospital settings as well as in private clinics under the supervision of Marie-Claude Guay, Ph.D., instructor and professor of psychology at UQAM and director of the Centre de psychologie M-C Guay. Through their partnership with the Ekinox clinic, Dr. Guay and our neuropsychologists are committed to providing better access to services outside the Montreal area. 

 

What happens during an appointment? 

The evaluation is conducted by a neuropsychologist who holds a doctorate in psychology specializing in the evaluation of neuropsychological disorders and is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec and the Association québécoise des neuropsychologues. 

Any evaluation is carried out through the completion of a series of standardized tests and activities that measure a set of cognitive functions (e.g., intellectual functioning, language, attention, memory, reasoning, planning, speed of information processing) allowing for the establishment of a complete cognitive profile or one that is adapted to the reason for the consultation.

 The profile of cognitive, affective and social functioning that is established helps the client, as well as those around them, to better understand the nature of their difficulties in order to implement solutions adapted to their condition and specific needs. Thus, the recommendations resulting from the neuropsychological evaluation allow the client to reduce the impact of cognitive difficulties on their daily life in order to improve their quality of life.

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  • Who is this service for?

    Our neuropsychologists offer their services to children, adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., learning difficulties (reading, writing, mathematics, motor skills), attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, behavioural disorders, etc.), acquired disorders (e.g., learning disabilities, learning disabilities with or without hyperactivity, behavioural disorders, etc, learning difficulties (in reading, writing, mathematics, motor skills), attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, behavioural disorders, etc.), acquired (e.g., stroke, head trauma, brain tumour, etc.) and degenerative (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, etc.). Please note that assessment services are also available in English for adult clients.

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  • Dre Sonia Marcone
    Dre Sonia Marcone
    Neuropsychologist
Dre Sonia Marcone

Dre Sonia Marcone

Neuropsychologist
Expertises : Neuropsychology, Psychology
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Dr. Sonia Marcone received a Doctorate in Neuropsychology (Ph.D./Psy.D.) from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2018. Her main research interest focused on prospective memory impairment in individuals living with Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder and/or early-stage neurodegenerative diseases. Findings from her studies were presented at local and international congress as well as recently published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences and The Clinical Neuropsychologist. She also completed two internships in Clinical Neuropsychology, first in general medicine, geriatrics and psychiatry at the Centre universitaire de l’Université de Montréal, then in traumatic brain injury and geriatric psychiatry at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.

Dr. Marcone is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec and of the Association québécoise des neuropsychologues as well as licensed to practice in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology. She began her early career in the private sector and gradually expanded her practice to the public sector, working in rehabilitation neuropsychology at the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Ouest and in clinical research at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine of the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal. She was also a former teaching assistant and lecturer at her alma mater. Dr. Marcone recently registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and worked as a staff Neuropsychologist at The Ottawa Hospital. Her clinical experience led her to return to Montreal and continue her practice at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont.

In addition to working in acute care, Dr. Marcone continues to dedicate her time in private practice providing bilingual comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to adolescents, adults and seniors with neurological conditions related to attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, brain tumors, and various other conditions affecting brain health (i.e. psychiatric disorders).