Dr. Lawrence Freedman

Dr. Freedman, co-founder of the Peel Memory and Cognitive Disorders Clinic, has more than 20 years of experience providing neuropsychological assessment, diagnostic, and consultation services to adult (18+ years) patients presenting with known or suspected impairment of brain function.  Dr. Freedman has served as neuropsychological staff consultant to a hospital-based neuroscience division providing diagnostic and assessment services to in-patients and out-patients presenting with a wide variety of acquired neurological disorders of the brain such as:

• Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal degeneration, and other   neurodegenerative conditions
• Stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders and conditions
• Brain tumours
• Traumatic brain injury
• Multiple sclerosis
• Epilepsy/seizures disorders
• Hydrocephalic condtions
• Intracranial infections, etc..

Dr. Freedman has extensive experience collaborating with medical specialists such as neurologists, neurosurgeons, geriatric psychiatrists, physiatrists, and family physicians regarding the neurocognitive status of referred patients. He is well-versed in providing consultation and treatment advice to allied health professionals such as speech and occupational therapists, social workers, and related personnel who provide rehabilitation to patients with neurological impairment. In addition to providing neuropsychological assessment and diagnostic services, Dr. Freedman also provides feedback to referred patients (and significant others) regarding the implications of the examinations results with respect to relevant issues such as employability, treatment needs, daily functioning, the ability to return to previous activities (e.g.,school/college/university studies; driving, etc.), long-term prognosis, and the need to refer for additional investigations.

Dr. Freedman’s areas of specialty include (but are not limited to) the differential diagnosis of dementia; determination of neurocognitive status and function following stroke and related cerebrovascular conditions; and the neurocognitive evaluation of patients with brain tumours and those sustaining traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Freedman was employed for 20 years (1986-2006) as staff neuropsychologist at the Trillium Health Centre (formerly The Mississauga Hospital) in Mississauga, Ontario providing diagnostic and assessment services for neuroscience physicians and other hospital and community medical personnel. He was an active staff member in the Neurosciences and Musculoskeletal Division of the Trillium Health Centre, and briefly served as director and professional practice leader for the hospital’s Psychology department.

Education and Professional Registration:
• Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Victoria
• Board certified (with diplomat status) in clinical neuropsychology, American Board
  of Professional Psychology / American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
• Registered psychologist, province of Ontario

Professional Memberships:
• American Academy of Neuropsychology (AACN)
• Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
• Neuropsychology section of the CPA