Neuropsychologists working with young people go through extensive evidence-based training to understand what happens to the developing brain during childhood and adolescence after a traumatic or acquired brain injury. A brain injury inevitably impacts on the acquisition of functional skills and cognitive efficacy.
We provide assessment, therapy and neurorehabilitation for young people affected by traumatic or acquired brain injuries. We also work with other issues associated with these conditions such as trauma and mental health.
A complete neuropsychological assessment explores a young person’s thinking, behaviour, and problem solving skills, to understand their strengths and weaknesses. This can then be used to inform clinical treatment. Frequent issues include:
• Attention and concentration
• Language skills
• Visuospatial processing
• Academic skills such as reading or maths
• Executive skills (developing more obviously during the teenage years)
• Family and social environment
• Social skills and friendships
In addition to assessment and treatment, our service also includes advice, consultation and training for rehabilitation colleagues and support teams, and for education professionals. Given the longer term nature of many conditions, review and longer term monitoring and re-assessments through important transitions are offered.
Each programme of rehabilitation is carefully put together to complement the work of other professionals, such as specialist Case Managers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Nutritionists.Contact Us Make a Referral