Acquired Brain Injury and Neurological conditions
Our clinicians have knowledge and experience in providing psychological services to people with neurological conditions, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Stroke, Dementia, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntingtons disease, Parkinsons’s disease and Functional Neurological Disorder.
We have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people with brain injuries and neurological difficulties and are able to accommodate these needs in the psychological care we provide, including working with patients with cognitive and speech impairments associated with neurological conditions.
Neuropsychological assessment assists with the accurate diagnosis of an acquired brain injury (ABI) and identifying its impact on an individual’s thinking (cognition), mood, behaviour, and personality. The results collected through such an assessment in turn aid with treatment and rehabilitation planning, as well as decisions around work, education and other areas of daily life after the injury. The assessment may be repeated to assist with measuring both short and long-term recovery.
In other neurological conditions, neuropsychological assessment can also increase diagnostic accuracy and help with tracking progression (e.g., in dementia), and assist with rehabilitation planning (e.g., in stroke), surgical planning and characterising post-surgical outcomes (e.g., in epilepsy). Across various neurological conditions more generally, neuropsychological assessment is often particularly helpful in identifying cognitive changes in the absence of clear neuroimaging abnormalities or other neurological features and in measuring cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as change over time to guide treatment and compensatory strategies.
A number of our clinicians (Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists) have previously been and/or are currently employed in specialised medical neurology units such as the WA State Rehabilitation Service, WA State Head Injury Unit, WA Adult Epilepsy Service and within the public hospital system.
We often work in partnership with care provided by your GP, neurologist and other health professionals, and communicate with them to ensure a coordinated approach to your needs.
We have extensive experience in undertaking fitness for work and driving assessments, and assisting in return to work and rehabilitation programs.
ABI & Neurological Conditions
Our clinicians have knowledge and experience in providing psychological services to people with neurological conditions including Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Stroke, Dementia, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntingtons disease, Parkinsons’s disease, and Functional Neurological Disorder.