Dr. Karyne Lavoie, C.Psych., Neuropsychologist
Dr. Lavoie provides services in clinical neuropsychology to children, adolescents, adults and seniors. She is licensed both in Ontario and Quebec and has been practicing in Quebec since 1999. She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Her goal is to make a difference in the lives of her clients by providing a high-quality service, in French, which is adapted to their individual needs. She identifies clients' cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and, if appropriate, determines the nature and cause of the difficulties which they are experiencing (e.g. provides a diagnosis). Following the evaluation phase of the assessment, Dr. Lavoie provides recommendations designed to improve her clients' overall functioning as well as targeting specific problems. In short, Dr. Lavoie's aim is to develop an understanding of the way her clients' cognitive, emotional, physical and social functioning interact and to provide solutions which will maximize their future well being.
Dr. Lavoie has worked for several years with a range of clinical groups (children, adolescents, adults and seniors) presenting with problems such as learning disabilities, dyslexia, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, acquired brain injury, stroke and dementia.
Dr. Lavoie obtained a Bachelor's degree in 1996 and a Master's in Psychology in 1998, both from Laval University. In 2006 she obtained her Ph.D. specializing in neuropsychology from the Canadian Psychological Association-accredited program at l'Universite de Montreal, under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Dr. Maryse Lassonde. She also became actively involved in teaching and research, leading to work with international public health organizations. Since 1997 she has been principally responsible for the development of a probability atlas of the human cerebellum as well as giving seminars at the National Institute of Health in Washington to provide training in the use of the atlas. Dr. Lavoie has received several scholarships which have made it possible for her to complete her research.