Neuropsychologist (Children, Teens)
Dr. Nicole Law is a neuropsychologist working with children and teens. She provides neuropsychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, giftedness screening assessment, and autism diagnostic assessment. Assessments address a variety of additional conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumours, epilepsy, cognitive changes after cancer treatment, developmental delay, learning disabilities, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Dr. Law completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Toronto. She subsequently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, receiving the majority of her training within the Epilepsy Surgery Program and the Division of Haematology/Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). A core component of her fellowship included completing multiple research projects investigating pediatric brain and behaviour relations in disease models (i.e. epilepsy, brain tumors). She continues to provide services at SickKids. She is also currently employed as a Psychologist at the Halton Catholic District School Board, where she provides psychoeducational assessments. She serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO); Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM); International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISMRM); Society for Neuroscience (SFN); Ontario Psychological Association (OPA).
Law N, Widjaja E, Smith ML. (In press). Thalamo-cortical pathways in pediatric epilepsy. American Journal of Neuroradiology.
Law N, Widjaja E, Smith ML. Unique and shared areas of cognitive function in children with intractable frontal or temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 80, 157-162.
Law N, Benifla M, Rutka J, Smith ML. Verbal memory after temporal lobe epilepsy surgery in children: Do only mesial structures matter? Epilepsia, 58(2), 291-299.
Moxon-Emre I, Taylor MD, Bouffet E, Hardy K, Campen C, Malkin D, Hawkins C, Laperriere N, Ramaswamy V, Scantlebury N, Spiegler B, Janzen L, Law N, Walsh KS, Mabbott DJ. (2016). Intellectual Outcome in Molecular Subgroups of Medulloblastoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 34(34), 4161-4170.
Moxon-Emre I, Bouffet E, Taylor MD, Laperriere N, Sharpe MB, Laughlin S, Bartels U, Scantlebury N, Law N, Malkin D, Skocic J, Richard L, Mabbott DJ. (2016). Vulnerability of white matter to insult during childhood: evidence from patients treated for medulloblastoma. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 18(1), 29-40.
Scantlebury N, Bouffet E, Laughlin S, Strother D, Laperriere N, McConnell D, Hukin J, Fryer C, Montour-Proulx I, Keene D, Fleming A, Jabado N, Liu F, Riggs L, Law N, Mabbott DJ. (2016). White matter and information processing speed following treatment with cranial-spinal radiation for pediatric brain tumor. Neuropsychology, 30(4), 425-438.
Law N, Kerr E, Smith ML. (2015). Evaluation of behavioural outcomes in children one year after epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia, 56(10), 1605-1614.
Law N, Smith ML, Greenberg M, Bouffet E, Taylor MD, Laughlin S, Malkin D, Liu F, Scantlebury N, Moxon-Emre I, Mabbott DJ. (2015). Executive function in pediatric medulloblastoma: The role of cerebrocerebellar connections. Journal of Neuropsychology, 11(2), 174-200.
Law N, Greenberg M, Bouffet E, Laughlin S, Taylor MD, Malkin D, Liu F, Moxon-Emre I, Scantlebury N, Skocic J, Mabbott DJ. (2015). Visualization and segmentation of reciprocal cerebrocerebellar pathways in the healthy and injured brain. Human Brain Mapping, 36(7), 2615-2628.
Moxon-Emre I, Bouffet E, Taylor MD, Laperriere N, Scantlebury N, Law N, Spiegler B, Malkin D, Janzen L, Mabbott DJ. (2014). The impact of craniospinal dose, boost volume and neurological complications on intellectual outcome in patients with medulloblastoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(17), 1760-1768.
Law N. White matter pathways: Understanding the impact of radiation on brain functioning. Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) 2012/2013 Donor Report, pp 8-9.
Executive function in pediatric medulloblastoma. 16th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO), in conjunction with the 8th St. Jude-VIVA Forum, Singapore (June 28 – July 2, 2014). Presented in the Medulloblastoma – Clinical session.
Evaluation of cerebrocerebellar pathway integrity in pediatric posterior fossa tumor patients with Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 19th Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC (May 7-13, 2011).
Cerebrocerebellar connections in pediatric brain tumors: Impact on working memory. International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) 42nd Congress, Boston, MA (October 21-24, 2010).
Cerebrocerebellar connections in pediatric brain tumors: Impact on working memory. International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) 42nd Congress, Boston, MA (October 21-24, 2010). Special Symposium Speaker for Schweizguth Prize Award.
Aug 2015- present: Member, Working Group for a new pediatric post-operative Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome scoring scale (scale to be presented at ISPNO, 2016)
Jun 2014- present: Member, Posterior Fossa Society, an international group of researchers and health care professionals who are dedicated to research into the causes, features, treatment and prevention of the PFS and CCAS in children and adults