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At MapleTree, Dr. Clarice Mendonca offers a range of evaluative services, including:

Assessments are comprehensive and detailed evaluations of the patient’s abilities and capacities. Dr. Clarice adopts a flexible, process-based approach to evaluate a person’s memory, attention, executive functions (e.g., planning and control), voluntary movement, language, visual-spatial perception, thoughts, behavior, and emotions. This is done through structured interviews, review of records, observations, questionnaires, and performance-based measures.

Why are these done?

To establish an objective baseline of abilities

To identify capacities & levels of functioning

To diagnose & recommend evidence-based interventions

Who can benefit?
Patients, families, and healthcare/service providers may find the results useful.

When can testing be done?
We administer the tests during morning and afternoon hours only. Other appointments can be scheduled during available clinic hours. Self-report measures can be completed at the person’s own time and as per Dr. Clarice’s recommendations.

Where are they conducted?
Assessments are conducted at the clinic. The initial interview and feedback sessions can occur online. If needed, Dr. Clarice may also administer tests at a school or hospital.

What can you expect?
Each assessment involves at least three appointments.



1 hour appointment

Dr. Clarice will inquire about the problems and history of the person



2-6 hours appointment(s)

The patient will be asked to perform different tasks over one or two sessions



1 hour appointment

Dr. Clarice will share the results and recommendations verbally and through a detailed report

Assessment FAQs for Patients

  • Do I need to study before the test?
    No, there is nothing to study beforehand. The purpose of these assessment is to get a sense of how you use your abilities.
  • Is it invasive or will Dr. Clarice read my mind and know what I am thinking?
    No, the testing is not invasive, and psychologists are not trained to read minds.
  • What if I feel nervous or stressed?
    Everyone does! It is natural to feel nervous because very little information is given regarding exactly what the tests will look like and what the results might say about you. Dr. Clarice will carefully consider this when working with you and interpreting your results. Do not be afraid to mention to Dr. Clarice if you feel nervous, frustrated, or even tired at any point during the assessment.
  • Why does it take so long?
    Since our psychological and  neurological functioning is complex and affected by many different factors, it is essential to consider and evaluate all domains during your tests. This  allows us to be more accurate.
  • Why can’t I just do a brain scan?
    A brain scan (CT or MRI) provides very little information about what the brain can do. The structure of the brain (as seen on imaging) does not always align with the way the brain functions in reality.
  • Why should I take my medication as usual?
    The purpose of the assessment is to improve and give direction to any intervention. Therefore, if you routinely take medications, please take them as usual so that your current functioning and ongoing issues may be  assessed despite the medication.
  • What about treatment?
    The results of this assessment will help you determine effective choices regarding your healthcare needs. It will help your doctors and other healthcare providers make better decisions regarding interventions and strategies.
  • What will the report include?
    The report will include all the data collected (including relevant background information), the results, summary of the findings and diagnoses, and recommendations.

Preparation for the Testing Day


Try and sleep well the night before the testing day


Take your medications (if any) as you usually would even on the testing day


Plan to arrive at the clinic at least half an hour before the appointment time

Medical Aids

Bring your glasses, hearing aids, walking cane, or any other supports

Food & Beverage

We provide tea, coffee, and water upon request. Please make your own food arrangements


During test administration, caregivers are welcome to stay in the waiting area or leave and return when testing is done

Post Test Fatigue

It is common to feel tired or exhausted after several hours of testing. Keep your schedule light for the rest of the day, relax or treat yourself for all your hard work!


Please complete this form, Dr. Clarice will do her best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Emotional Wellbeing Check

An Emotional Wellbeing Check is a 30 minute consultation to give you an overview of how you are doing with your psychological wellbeing. It will highlight key areas of your wellness and give an indication as to whether there are any areas of your life that would benefit from some attention. Like any other health check up, an emotional wellbeing check is an important part of staying on top of your mental health. With no commitment to engaging in regular therapy, this service offers a useful measure of your overall emotional wellbeing.

When might an emotional wellbeing check be beneficial?

  • Something feels “off”, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is
  • You are considering embarking on therapy, but you remain uncertain as to whether this would be beneficial for you
  • You have a history of mental health difficulties and want to stay on top of your emotional wellbeing

Following the wellbeing check you will be provided with a brief summary report with recommendations from Dr Shamarel. As this is not a service that insurance companies typically reimburse for, you will not be given a formal diagnosis.