Neuropsychologist & School Psychologist (Children, Teens) - All Locations
Dr. Nicole Law is a neuropsychologist and school psychologist working with children and teens. She provides neuropsychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, giftedness screening assessment, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnostic assessment, and autism diagnostic assessment. Assessments address a variety of additional conditions, including intellectual disability, learning disabilities, language disorder, behavioural regulation difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, mood and mental health, traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, brain tumours, epilepsy, cognitive changes after cancer treatment, and other neurological disorders.
Dr. Nicole Law is a neuropsychologist and school psychologist working with children and teens. She provides neuropsychological assessment, psycho-educational assessment, giftedness screening assessment, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnostic assessment, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic assessment. Assessments address a variety of additional conditions, including intellectual disability, learning disabilities, language disorder, behavioural regulation difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, mood and mental health, traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, brain tumours, epilepsy, cognitive changes after cancer treatment, and other neurological disorders.
Dr. Law also provides cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to children and teens with various challenges (such as anxiety/fears, depression, difficulties with behavioural and emotional regulation), social skills training to children and adolescents with ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorder, and consultation with parents/caregivers regarding the implementation of behavioural and emotion-focused strategies to support their child or adolescent within the home setting, as well as advocating for their child or adolescent and obtaining supports/accommodations within the school setting.
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).
Dr. Law has completed numerous research projects investigating pediatric brain and behaviour relations, particularly in neurological disease models (i.e. epilepsy, brain tumors). The majority of her research has focused on brain connectivity mapping using brain imaging techniques (i.e. diffusion tensor imaging) and investigating brain pathways that may contribute to specific cognitive and behavioural functions in children and adolescents. She continues to provide services at SickKids through the Department of Translational Medicine, and is involved in research studies investigating health, cognitive, behavioural, and emotional outcomes in children who were born preterm (OptiMoM Study). She has also been employed as a Psychologist/Psycho-Educational Consultant at the Halton Catholic District School Board, where she has provided psycho-educational assessments and brief therapy/mental health interventions.
College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO); Ontario Psychological Association (OPA); Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM); International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISMRM); Society for Neuroscience (SFN).
Sato J, McGee M, Bando N, Law N, Unger S, O’Connor DL. (In prep). Maternal education, diet, and outcomes in children born very low birth weight. To be submitted to Developmental Science.
de Medeiros CB, Moxon-Emre I, Malkin D, Ramaswamy V, Decker A, Law N, Kumabe T, Leonard J, Rubin J, Jung S, Kim SK, Gupta N, Weiss W, Faria CC, Vibhakar R, Lafay-Cousin L, Chan JA, Kros JM, Janzen LA, Taylor MD, Bouffet E, Mabbott DJ. (2020). Medulloblastoma has a global impact on health-related quality of life: Findings from an international cohort. Cancer Medicine, 9(2), 447-459.
Oyefiade A, Erdman L, Goldenberg A, Malkin D, Bouffet E, Taylor MD, Ramaswamy V, Scantlebury N, Law N, Mabbott DJ. PPAR and GST polymorphisms may predict changes in intellectual functioning in medulloblastoma survivors. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 142(1), 39-48.
Law N, Widjaja E, Smith ML. (2018). Thalamocortical connections and executive function in pediatric temporal and frontal lobe epilepsy. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 39(8), 1523-1529.
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. (2016). 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 1 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.
Kaise C, Bognar S, Law N, Bouffet E, Mabbott DJ. (2014). Retrospective analysis of speech and language abilities following Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome. Conference paper: Neuro-Oncology, 16(Suppl 1): i109-i110. 16th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO). At: Singapore
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.
Law N, Greenberg ML, Bouffet E, Taylor MD, Laughlin S, Strother D, Fryer CJH, McConnell D, Hukin J, Kaise C, Wang F, Mabbott DJ. (2012). Clinical and neuroanatomical predictors of Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome. Neuro-Oncology, 14(10), 1294-1303.
Ameis SH, Liu F, Law N, Schachar R, Mabbott DJ. (2012). Investigating superficial white matter connections using diffusion tensor tractography. Conference paper: 2012 International Meeting for Autism Research.
Ameis SH, Schachar R, Rockel C, Cunningham T, Law N, Liu F, Mabbott DJ. (2011). Examining the role of short and long-range white matter development on cognitive performance. Conference paper: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Joint Annual Meeting.
Law N, Bouffet E, Laughlin S, Laperriere N, Briere ME, Strother D, McConnell D, Hukin J, Fryer CJH, Rockel C, Dickson J, Mabbott DJ. (2011). Cerebello-thalamo-cerebral connections in pediatric brain tumor patients: Impact on working memory. NeuroImage, 56(4), 2238-2248.
Law N, Bouffet E, Laughlin S, Laperriere N, Briere ME, Strother D, McConnell D, Hukin J, Fryer CJH, Rockel C, Dickson J, Mabbott DJ. (2010). Cerebello-thalamo-cerebral connections in pediatric brain tumor patients: Impact on working memory. Conference paper: Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 55(5). 42nd Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP), At: Boston, MA.
Aug 2015- present: Member, Working Group for a new pediatric post-operative Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome (CMS) scoring scale.
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 Posterior Fossa Syndrome (PFS) and Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome (CCAS) in children and adults.
Apr 2020-present: Member, Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) Disaster Response Network (DRN), COVID-19 Mental Health Support Strategy.