Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Neuropsychology Services
Rehabilitative Services

This service provides comprehensive assessment of thinking, emotional, and behavioural skills (e.g., memory, mood, self-control). The assessment helps identify cognitive and behavioural strengths and weaknesses to make recommendations for strategies to improve your daily functioning. The assessment can also help guide rehabilitation, return to work or school planning.


Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
1341 Summer Street, 6th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4K4
Phone: 902-473-1367
Fax: 902-473-7242

How do I access the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Neuropsychology services?

Referrals are accepted from physicians or nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia Health specialty clinics, such as Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.  Referrals can be faxed to 902-473-7242.
To be referred, you must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Have evidence of an acquired brain injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, meningitis /encephalitis, lack of oxygen to the brain), for example, based on a CT or MRI scan

How do I prepare for my first visit with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Neuropsychology services?

You will receive a letter with your appointment time and location, as well as information on how to prepare for the appointment.

What will happen during my appointment?

The assessment may be completed in one full day or over the course of 2 - 3 shorter appointments. Part of the assessment might be done virtually using Zoom for Healthcare. The assessment will involve an intake interview and paper and pencil testing to assess your thinking skills. If you have a virtual (on – line) session, you will receive an email with a link and sign-in information for the program through Zoom for Healthcare.

Will there be any follow up?

There will be a follow-up appointment to discuss your assessment results and recommendations.