Dr. Susan Hayman-Abello

London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital

339 Windermere Road
London, ON  N6A 5A5
Telephone: (519)  685-8500, ext. 35024
Email: susan.haymanabello@lhsc.on.ca 

Clinical interests: As a clinical neuropsychologist, I am interested in brain-behaviour relationships in people with known or suspected central nervous system dysfunction. My current clinical work is with the Epilepsy Programme at LHSC, where I see adults who are being investigated for possible seizure disorder. The theoretical approach consists of a flexible-battery neuropsychological evaluation with assessment of additional contributing factors such as mood and personality, where relevant, leading to evidence-based analysis of cognitive strengths and weaknesses. The work is conducted as a consultation service within a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who have mutual goals of accurate patient diagnosis and treatment decision-making.

Topics for workshops, seminars: General overview of Neuropsychological evaluation; Neuropsychology and Epilepsy.

Type of clinical practica: Initial assessment; More advanced practica

Types of clients: Adult

Modality: Individual

Theoretical orientation: Neuropsychological

Types of client problems: Neuro./Cognitive

Type of supervision you can provide: Student describes case; Co-therapy/Co-interview; Observe student live

Recent students: A. Blacher (2019)

Current students: C. Chadwick (2022)

Clinical mentor: Not available

Research interests: Contributions to multidisciplinary research on cognitive and behavioural markers of various seizure types and associated disorders, including analysis of acute seizure episodes. Continuous quality improvement initiatives on epilepsy monitoring unit. Cognitive remediation, especially regarding memory, for people with epilepsy.

Available to supervise: Yes

Constraints: Able to take an appropriate student for neuropsychological assessment practicum, likely summer 2023, depending on residency commitments. 

Last updated: March 25, 2022