Lead Mental Health Clinician/Psychologist
Michelle is an AHPRA registered psychologist. She has worked in community services, schools, and private practice.
Michelle has experience working with children through to adults with a variety of presentations, including autism, anxiety, anger, depression, adjustment disorders, ADHD, and trauma. Michelle also has experience working with parents to manage their child’s difficult behaviour at home. She uses a cognitive behavioural approach to treatment.
Michelle has extensive experience administering cognitive, academic, and adaptive assessments to children and adults to help diagnose intellectual delays or learning disorders. Michelle has attended training with Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) to conduct thorough diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Michelle has completed a significant amount of these assessments using the Childhood Autism Rating Scale to explore a child’s possible autism symptoms in the home and school setting.
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition (WISC-V), is the latest version of the most proven and trusted measure of intelligence. The WISC-V is suitable for children from 6 years old to 16 years old. The WISC-V features a range of subtests that contribute to the calculation of five index scores and an overall IQ score. The five index scores reveal each child’s unique strengths and weaknesses, as well as comparing them to an age-matched peers. Along with other tools, the WISC-V is can help contribute to diagnoses of intellectual delays, learning disorders, and attention and memory problems.
The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – 3rd Edition (WIAT-III) test of academic achievement and can be administered to children and adults between the ages of 4 and 85 years. The WIAT-III consists of 11 subtests, which assess a child’s skills in reading, writing, maths, and oral language. The WIAT-III can help diagnose learning disorders, and identify the academic strengths and weaknesses of a student, help inform decisions regarding eligibility for educational services and interventions.
For more information on these Cognitive Assessments, how the process works and fees, link here.