Phone: (08) 8299 9115
Fax: (08) 8376 6287
I see clients Monday to Thursday and offer morning and afternoon sessions.
Please phone my office to schedule an appointment.
I completed my Honours degree in Developmental Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and my Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Ottawa. I earned my Master of Psychology degree in Educational Psychology at Flinders University and have been a registered psychologist since 1999. I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.
I have worked in educational and clinical settings and in private practice and have over 20 years’ experience working with children and adolescents. In my practice, I draw on a broad range of experience as a classroom teacher and my work at the Specific Learning Difficulties Association (SPELD SA).
I conduct psycho-educational assessments of children, adolescents and adult students presenting with learning difficulties, developmental differences, attention problems, and language delays. I have a special interest in specific learning disorders and have developed expertise in the assessment and diagnosis of disorders such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia as well as co-occurring conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
An assessment includes a comprehensive evaluation of a student’s intellectual functioning, an examination of a variety of processes involved in learning, such as phonological processing, memory, and attention, as well as a thorough assessment of academic skills such as reading, spelling, writing, comprehension, and mathematics.
The assessment process helps to identify an individual’s strengths and challenges and this information is used to determine appropriate interventions to assist them to achieve to their full potential. I also view an assessment as a process that helps students better understand themselves, which can be empowering. Children often feel relieved knowing that there is a reason why they’ve been having difficulty at school and that they will receive assistance.
As a member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists I engage in continuous professional development through regular attendance at conferences, workshops, and training to ensure my skills remain up to date with current research and best assessment practices.