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Location

Zone B, Level 6, Room 300 (B6-300)
Children’s Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario

Contact

Telephone: 519-685-8144

Fax:  519-685-8393

Our Program

Our Psychology staff provides service to children cared for as inpatients or outpatients by many Children's Hospital teams such as:

  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Metabolics/Genetics
  • Epilepsy Surgery

All of our service providers have graduate level training in Psychology. Our Psychologists and Psychological Associates are registered members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  As a teaching hospital we train residents from the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium, and practicum students who are undertaking graduate studies in Psychology.

What do we do?

Assessment and Diagnosis

We offer Neuropsychological and Psychological assessment and diagnosis

Neuropsychological assessments:

  • can be completed for a child with an injury or disease of the central nervous system
  • focus on language, problem solving, attention, memory, and academic skills, as well as behavioural and emotional functioning
  • are used to monitor the effects of brain injury or medical treatments
  • assist with academic, rehabilitation and vocational planning

Psychological assessments:

  • can be completed for a child and/or parent who is experiencing cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioural symptoms related to the child's medical condition

Intervention
We offer psychological treatment to assist children and families with:

Consultation

We offer:

  • consultation for hospitalized children whose cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioural symptoms are affecting their medical care
  • education for staff and trainees about neuropsychological, cognitive, emotional and behavioural issues in children with chronic illness and their families
  • collaboration with schools and community agencies to address the needs of children with serious and chronic medical conditions

Research

Some of our staff have developed research programs and participate in research studies.  Examples of research include psychological and neuropsychological late effects in survivors of childhood cancer; social skills development in children with cancer; quality of life in children with brain tumors at end of life; and neuropsychological sequelae in children with acquired brain injuries

How to Obtain a Referral

Talk to your Children's Hospital physician or treatment team member.  Some services may have a waiting list.


Children who have mental health concerns not related to a medical condition may be eligible for services through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program

 

Team Members

Our Team

Name
Title
Specialty
Dr. Danielle Cataudella Psychologist Inpatient Consultation Liaison, Oncology
Dr. Jennifer Crotogino Psychologist Chronic Pain
Dr. Andrea Downie Neuropsychologist Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery
Dr. Erica Gold Psychologist Neurology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes/ Endocrinology, and other medical outpatients
Ms. Janice Gray Psychometrist Epilepsy Surgery
Ms. Lorraine Janzen Psychometrist Oncology, ABI, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Genetics/Metabolics
Ms. Ann Klinck Psychological Associate School Liaison for Oncology
Dr. Cathy Maan Psychologist Inpatient Consultation Liaison, Oncology
Dr. Susan Pigott Neuropsychologist Epilepsy Surgery
Dr. Ellen Vriezen Neuropsychologist ABI, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Genetics/Metabolics
Ms. Kelly McNamara Administrative Assistant  

 

Resources & Links

Canadian Psychological Association for public information and quick facts

College of Psychologists of Ontario

Ontario Psychological Association

Ontario Association of Psychological Associates

London Regional Psychological Association

Psychology at London Health Sciences Centre

London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium

LHSC Child and Adolscent Mental Health Care Program

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