Clinical neuropsychology involves the assessment and treatment of people with brain disorders that affect memory, learning, attention, language, reading, problem-solving and decision-making.
Clinical neuropsychologists may work with people who have:
- had a Traumatic Brain Injury (e.g. following falls, assaults or motor vehicle accidents)
- Developmental disorders including ADHD and learning disorders such as Dyslexia
- Neurological conditions (e.g. epilepsy, tumours, stroke etc)
- had a brain injury as a result of hypoxia or long-term drug or alcohol use
- Neurodegenerative conditions (e.g. Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s )
- Psychiatric illnesses, for example schizophrenia
- Intellectual disabilities
- Demyelinating and inflammatory diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis
Neuropsychological assessment may assist with the following:
- Determination of decision making capacity
- Identification of cognitive strengths and weaknesses
- To allow for the monitoring of cognitive changes over time
At On Track Psychological Services we conducts neuropsychological assessments for legal firms, government agencies, insurance companies, medical specialists, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and individuals throughout Western Australia.
A neuropsychological assessment may include 3 – 5 hours of testing, and is usually undertaken over several sessions on different days to eliminate fatigue. A comprehensive report including interpretation of the test results and tailored recommendations and strategies for implementation at school, in the home and at work may be included. A feedback session may also be provided.
Our assessments are conducted in a respectful, ethical and professional manner. A written service agreement ensures reports are produced by an agreed date (Usually three working weeks).
Dr Karen Brooker is an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist who has conducted assessments both internationally and within remote and rural Australia. She has worked both in the public sector, non-government agencies, and in private practice.
Dr Kelly Gough is an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist and current Chair of the APS WA College of Clinical Neuropsychology. He has worked in outpatient settings, tertiary education sector and private practice. His special interests are alcohol and other drug use as well as adult learning disorders.