“No brain is the same, no brain is the best, Each brain finds its own special way”
Edward M. Hallowell
I have been fascinated about learning about the brain since taking my first undergraduate biopsychology class. My interest continued to grow wildly after I had the opportunity to start working with patients who had suffered from neurological injury and disease. Over 25 years later, this self-proclaimed “brain geek” can’t help but continue to be drawn to articles and books that address almost anything new or interesting related to how the brain develops, changes, or impacts emotions, thinking and behaviour.
I often share information about how the brain works with many of my clients in many different contexts because I truly believe it helps people to gain a new and different perspective on many aspects of their lives. The developing brains of children, teens, and young adults is a particular area of interest for me and an area that often does not receive as much attention as I feel it should. Brain development continues from birth through our early 20s, and there are critical periods where particular influences are especially important in determining development.
Neuropsychological ServicesIn its simplest definition, NEUROPSYCHOLOGY involves the study and understanding of brain and behaviour relationships. Dr. Kincade has many years of specialized education, training and research experience in the area of neuropsychology and brain function. With that specific background, she offers in-depth consultations and therapy for people with various types of neurological illnesses and brain injuries.
Dr. Kincade offers consultation services to discuss individual situations, and can provide general education and suggestions with regard to cognitive and behavioral functioning following an injury or illness. For example, an athlete might wish to discuss symptoms and what to expect following a concussion. They might also be interested in discussing factors to consider when deciding when to return to participate in their particular sport.
Other individuals may be interested in receiving some education and general advice about their expected recovery from a brain injury, or the expected thinking, emotional, and behavioural symptoms related to particular neurological conditions. Finally, Dr. Kincade often provides therapy to patients who have sustained a neurological injury.