I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist, with many years experience working with multidisciplinary neuro-rehab teams treating children and young people. You will find me on the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists held by the Division of Neuropsychology at the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means that I have additional training and expertise recognised to the highest standard by the BPS. I have Bond Solon training in expert witness report writing and court attendance.
Neuropsychology is the study of brain behaviour relationships, including how we learn and remember, accumulate knowledge and learn new skills to help us function in life. A disruption to normal brain development, from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), or a disease or infection such as encephalitis, meningitis, stroke can result in a neuropsychological deficit. Some neurological conditions such as epilepsy can also cause disruption to a child’s behaviour and learning.
Deficits can include problems with: memory, speech and language, attention and concentration, organising and planning, motor skills, aggressive behaviour and or personality changes that are out of keeping with a child’s typical profile. The consequences of these can and do impact upon learning and performance in school, and result in stress in the home as families try to manage and cope with the difficulties. Children can also become depressed coming to terms with their difficulties and the impact this may have on their quality of life.