Dr Ebony Lindor

Clinical Neuropsychologist

BSc (Hons), DPsych (Clin Neuro), MAPS

Background and Experience

Ebony is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who has had the opportunity to provide clinical assessment and intervention to individuals with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders, acquired brain injuries and complex medical/psychiatric conditions. She obtained a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology at Monash University and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia with endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Currently, Ebony practices as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Group where she works with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with their thinking, learning, social emotional functioning and behaviour. In addition to her clinical commitments, Ebony is devoted to advancing research for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and concurrently works as a Research Fellow at the Deakin Child Study Centre.

Clinical Interests

Clinically, Ebony is particularly interested in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, acquired brain injuries and motor disorders. She also enjoys providing neuropsychological input for individuals experiencing intellectual problems, learning difficulties and other medical/psychiatric conditions that impact on brain functioning. Ebony’s work is mainly focused on children and adolescents; however, she has also had experience providing assessment and intervention to adults with neurodevelopmental conditions and acquired brain injuries.

Research Interests

Ebony’s research is primarily focused on understanding the variability among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the factors that contribute to the wide range of presentations in this clinical population. She has examined how attention and perception vary as a function of motor proficiency and investigated the contribution of sleep disturbance on problem behaviour in this population. She is also involved in conducting research into the potential benefits of community-based interventions on motor, cognitive, social emotional and behavioural functioning in children with neurodevelopmental disorders and other disabilities.

Practice Philosophies

Ebony values the process of conducting detailed neuropsychological assessments to understand the diagnoses that may be underlying a child’s difficulties and to inform the most appropriate strategies and interventions to support their functioning. She is committed to helping the families she works with understand how differences in brain development and common conditions of childhood and adolescence may impact thinking skills, learning, social emotional functioning and behaviour. She enjoys working collaboratively with other medical professionals, allied health clinicians and educators involved in the child’s care and aims to recommend strategies and interventions that will support the child’s difficulties while maximising their strengths.

Publications

First-Authored

Lindor, E., van Boxtel, J., Rinehart, N., & Fielding, J (2019). Motor Difficulties are Associated with Impaired Perception of Interactive Movement in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

Lindor, E., Sivaratnam, C., May, T., Stefanac, N., Howells, K., & Rinehart, N. (2019). Problem Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Considering Core Symptom Severity and Accompanying Sleep Disturbance. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Lindor, E., Rinehart, N. & Fielding, J. (2019). Distractor Inhibition in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence of a Selective Impairment for Individuals with Co-occurring Motor Difficulties. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Lindor, E., Rinehart, N. & Fielding, J. (2018). Superior Visual Search and Crowding Abilities are Not Characteristic of All Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Co-Authored

Howells, K., Sivaratnam, C., Lindor, E., Hyde, C., McGillivray, J., Whitehouse, A., & Rinehart, N. Can Participation in a Community Organised Football Program Improve Social, Behavioural Functioning and Communication in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? A Pilot Study. Accepted in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Howells, K., Sivaratnam, C., May, T., Lindor, E., & Rinehart, N. (2019). A Pilot Acceptability Study of an ‘AllPlay Pre-Learn’ Day Program to Facilitate Participation in Organised Physical Activity for Children with Disabilities.

May, T, Chan, E., Lindor, E., McGinley, J., Skouteris, H., Austin, D., McGillivray, J., & Rinehart, N. (2019). Physical, Cognitive, Psychological and Social Effects of Dance in Children with Disabilities: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Howells, K., Sivaratnam, C., May, T., Lindor, E., McGillivray, J., & Rinehart, N. (2019). Efficacy of Group-Based Organised Physical Activity Participation for Social Outcomes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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