Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology is a specialist area of psychology that focuses on the assessment of brain function. Clinical Neuropsychologists have expertise in understanding how developmental, psychological and neurological conditions affect an individual’s thinking skills, emotions and behaviour.

At the Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Group, our neuropsychologists are particularly skilled in assessing children, adolescents and young adults. While we are able to provide input for any developmental, psychological and neurological conditions that affect thinking skills, emotions and behaviour, we specialise in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Language Disorder, Specific Reading and Learning Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette and Tic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Clinical Neuropsychologists differ from Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Neuropsychologists differ from Clinical Psychologists, Educational and Developmental Psychologists, and School Psychologists. Clinical Neuropsychologists complete at 8-10 years of university level training.

We specialise in understanding how brain development can lead to different neuropsychological profiles (i.e. strengths and weaknesses) in the domains of cognition (thinking), language ability, attentional skills, memory and learning, in addition to behaviour, and social and emotional functioning.

We commonly see children who have or are suspected to have neurodevelopmental conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Specific Learning Disorder.

We can also provide valuable understanding in cases where diagnoses may already be known, by examining the manner in which a child’s neuropsychological profile impacts upon their functioning within the home and school environment. This is important given a diagnosis alone does not describe the individuality of a child’s neurocognitive profile.

We receive requests for assessment from a wide range of sources

We receive requests for assessment from a wide range of sources including medical professionals, allied health clinicians, parents, teachers, lawyers and other members of the community. Most commonly, we assess and treat children, adolescents and young adults; however, we are also able to accept referrals for adults who have neurodevelopmental needs, such as for Autism or Learning Difficulties assessments.

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