Dr. Yara Kadulina, Ph.D., C.Psych.
In my work, I look for neuropsychological issues that clients may face. Every now and then clients notice that they make the same mistakes over and over in their day to day life, and this can be very frustrating. I help clients understand how their mind works by looking at how they use language and memory, pay attention, and plan their tasks. Through the work that we do, clients gain a clear picture of their strengths and weaknesses, which can improve how they function. I love working with adults, including older adults.
Each assessment is adapted to the needs of each client. At first, we will briefly talk on the phone to make sure that my services are appropriate in your case. We will then schedule our first meeting. At the first meeting, I will talk to you to learn about everything that may be important for your case. After that, at the same appointment or on a different day, we will complete several activities that will allow me to understand the problems that you may experience. Some of the activities that we will do might remind you of things people do in school, such as paper and pen tests and simple drawings. We might also collect some information using a tablet or a computer. How often and for how long we meet will depend on your needs and ability to sit through long sessions. It ranges from one day to several meetings over a span of a few weeks.
After I gather all the information, I will invite you for a meeting at which I will explain to you what the results mean. I will also write a report with a summary. It will likely include suggestions for how to build on your cognitive strengths and how to compensate for your weaknesses.
I have a lot of experience in neuropsychological assessment. In the last two decades, I have provided assessment and therapy services in many hospitals and clinics across Quebec and Ontario, including Brockville General Hospital, Montfort Hospital, the Ottawa Hospital and Bruyere.
In addition to my clinical work, I participated in several research programs and published in scientific journals. I also teach several courses in the University of Ottawa, both in English and in French, including courses on Psychopathology, Psychology of Ageing, Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior, and Neuropsychology.