Dr. Gloria Grace
London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital
Department of Psychology
339 Windermere Road
London, ON N6A 5A5
Telephone: (519) 663-3467
Clinical interests: My clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment regarding a wide range of neurological conditions as referred from a general neurology/neurosurgery hospital service. Patient populations consist of a wide variety of neurological conditions and disorders including but not limited to the dementias (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease), demyelinating disorders (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis), cerebrovascular disorders, CNS infections, tumours, and traumatic brain injury. Patient age ranges from young adults to the very elderly. My theoretical orientation to neuropsychological assessment is best described as a flexible battery approach, which utilizes elements of hypothesis-testing process.
Topics for workshops, seminars: Identifying comorbid neuropsychological symptoms in patients: When to refer to neuropsychology; Provision of test results (feedback) to patients and family ("How to give bad news well"); A general talk on dementia; Talks on specific domains of functioning (e.g., frontal lobe executive skills, memory, attention/concentration, etc.); Talks on specific neurological disorders (e.g., Alzheimers's disease, Parkinson's disease, Traumatic brain injury, etc.)
Type of clinical practica: Initial assessment; Advanced assessment; More advanced practica
Types of clients: Adolescent; Adult; Senior
Theoretical orientation: Flexible battery; Hypothesis-testing approach
Types of client problems: Neurocognitive Disorder; Within the context of a neuropsychological assessment, many patients have comorbid problems with depression, anxiety, pain, somatoform disorders, learning disorders, stress and/or personality disorders.
Type of supervision you can provide: Student describes case; Co-therapy/Co-interview; Observe student live
Recent students: D. Machado (2016); L. Szota (2017); D. Ladowski (2017); J. Gillies (2018)
Current students: S. Schulz (2019)
Clinical contact: Available
Research interests: In my past, my primary area of research concerned cognitive dysfunction in motor neuron disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Primary Lateral Sclerosis).
Available to supervise: Yes
Constraints: Available to supervise one student (initial assessment) from January 2020 - May 2020 (Thursdays and Fridays only).
Last updated: May 21, 2019