MEET THE TEAM
Dr. McKinnon’s work in the area of acquired brain injuries and sports concussion extends back many years. In addition, she has experience working with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders, and psychological and behavioural adjustment disorders. She brings a broad range of clinical skills in assessment and treatment, and has worked to guide treatment planning within multidisciplinary teams for children and adults. Dr. McKinnon’s interests also extend to supporting the work of community brain injury associations, advocating for increased knowledge sharing and improved access to services for all ages. She was recognized in 2020 with an Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Pediatric Neuropsychology by the Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton (BIAPH).
Dr. Saverino contributed to the development of the Standards of Post-Concussion Care in Ontario and has presented and published various scientific papers on the topics of aging and memory, traumatic brain injury and on the usefulness of psychological intervention post-concussion.
In addition to specializing in neuropsychological assessment of memory disorders, Dr. Sprokay provides training sessions to help individuals learn strategies to improve their memory and overall cognitive health.
Dr. Stewart was the Professional Practice Leader of Psychology at Holland Bloorview from 1997-2009 and was a member of the College of Psychologists (CPO) Registration Committee from 2011-2013. She continues to maintain an active interest in professional practice as an oral examiner and interviewer for CPO. Dr. Stewart is currently involved in a clinical research project evaluating a caregiver peer support program offered during the inpatient phase of brain injury rehabilitation to determine if the needs of caregivers to support themselves and their children are being met.
Dr. Blacklock has worked at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital since 2013. Her clinical work has included providing direct services and counseling to children, adolescents, and young adults with ASD, as well as co-facilitating groups for children with ASD struggling with anxiety. She has also provided individual and group counseling to children and teens following an acquired brain injury. Dr. Blacklock currently provides psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments to children and adolescents with various neurodevelopmental challenges, including assessment and diagnosis in the areas of learning disability, intellectual disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and ASD. At Holland Bloorview, she continues to supervise and train several students and interns throughout their placements at the hospital. She has also recently been part of a dissertation committee for a paper examining how parents of children with ASD perceive and select intervention options in Taiwan. She is currently working on a publication related to a measure of quality of behavioural intervention for ASD.
Since 2018, Dr. Danguecan has been a Staff Neuropsychologist at SickKids, serving the Division of Rheumatology and the Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Clinic. In this capacity, she provides neuropsychology assessment services, leads a mental health screening program, supervises graduate-level Psychology trainees, and conducts mental health and cognitive outcome research. Dr. Danguecan adopts an evidence-based, biopsychosocial approach to assessment and treatment that considers the child and family’s unique context.
Audrey has specialized in the education and treatment of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities for the past 20 years, and holds a Master’s degree in special education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Audrey has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst since 2005, and is a presenter at local, national, and international conferences on topics relating to educating individuals with autism and developmental disabilities using the science of applied behaviour analysis.
In addition to his work in the public sector, Scott has also enjoyed consulting with individuals and families in the private sector since 1998. His relationship with Dr. Elaine McKinnon and Encompass Neuropsychological Services has allowed him to bring over 30 years of experience in the social service field to people experiencing behavioural challenges.