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Supporting your child with ADHD

Supporting your child with ADHD

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition affecting approximately 1 in 20 children and is characterised by difficulties with attention and/or hyperactivity and impulse control (DAE, 2019). ADHD begins in childhood,...

Adjusting to a new disability

Adjusting to a new disability

A psychologist may not be the first person you think of when impacted by a new or sudden disability, however, they may play a very important role in your ability to cope and adjust to your change of circumstances. It is estimated that 80 percent of individuals with...

SAD video – What is SAD

SAD video – What is SAD

Many people go through short periods of time where they feel sad or not like their usual selves. Sometimes, these mood changes begin and end when the seasons change. People may start to feel “down” when the days get shorter and begin to feel better in the spring, with...

Struggling to get out of bed this winter?

Struggling to get out of bed this winter?

Many of us have heard of seasonal affective disorder (very aptly abbreviated to SAD), but we don’t necessarily know a lot about it, or if it’s a real thing. Well, I can tell you now that SAD is very real for some people. In fact, SAD is a diagnosable mood disorder...

What is SAD?

What is SAD?

Many people go through short periods of time where they feel sad or not like their usual selves. Sometimes, these mood changes begin and end when the seasons change. People may start to feel “down” when the days get shorter and begin to feel better in the spring, with...

What are psychoeducational assessments?

What are psychoeducational assessments?

Psychoeducational assessments are primarily used to determine why your child may be struggling in school. It consists of a range of assessments, when interpreted together, gives us valuable insight into your child’s cognitive functioning and how it may impact them in...

What are psychometric assessments?

What are psychometric assessments?

Psychometrics, by definition, are essentially measurements designed to measure areas of psychological interests. Just like medical professionals take our blood pressure, temperature and pulse during our check-ups, psychometric assessments are tools that psychologists...

What is IQ?

What is IQ?

IQ stands for "Intelligence Quotient" and is a measure of human intelligence obtained through standardised tests. There are several areas that are assessed when exploring IQ; If an IQ assessment is completed it will assess: The Verbal ComprehensionIndex measures a...

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