Michelle is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and completed her postgraduate training and PhD in neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment for children, teens, and adults to assess Intellectual Impairment, learning disorders, neurodevelopment conditions such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and cognitive functioning in the context of brain injury or neurological conditions. Michelle also conducts in-school or in-residence behavioural assessments. Assessment results are combined with supporting information to provide tailored recommendations and strategies to best support the individual and their family. Michelle is trained in the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) which is the gold standard in assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Michelle also enjoys working with children, teens, and their families on issues relating to anxiety, behavioural difficulties, and social and emotional problems. She draws from a variety of evidence based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Play Therapy and tailors her approach to each client. She is passionate about supporting her clients to develop resilience skills and improved self-awareness.