Sarah Brcan

BA Hons (Psychology), Master of Clinical Neurosychology (Unimelb)

Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychology registrar

Member of The Australian Psychological Society

  • Neuropsychological and cognitive assessment

  • Learning difficulties assessment

  • Giftedness identification

  • Assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Autism identification (including girls and women)

  • Provision of strategies for school and family

  • Ad-hoc management and support

  • Cognitive assessment with complex communication needs

Sarah's clinical duties involve conducting neuropsychological, cognitive and behavioural assessments of children. Sarah’s special interest areas include neuropsychological functioning in high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, epilepsy, giftedness, and genetic syndromes. She is an experienced assessor with a wealth of knowledge and experience in identifying neurodevelopmental conditions, and assessing neuropsychological functioning in individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions, across the lifespan. Sarah’s strengths lie in earning children’s rapport and engaging them in fun and imaginative ways. She is adept at explaining testing results in jargon-free language to children, families and schools. Sarah’s assessment allows for clear understanding of a child’s strengths and weaknesses so that strategies can be put in place at home, school and in the community to maximise their social, academic and adaptive functioning. It also provides a starting point and flexible framework for future therapies and treatment goals. Sarah often sees children for review assessment and problem-solving as they continue their schooling careers. Sarah is a passionate oil painter and hiker in her spare time.

 

Sarah Provides:

  • Neuropsychological assessment (3 years+) 

  • Cognitive assessment (2 years, 6 months+)

  • Identification of neuropsychological and cognitive strengths and weaknesses

  • Assessment  and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Difficulties)

  • Giftedness identification

  • Assistance with funding applications (i.e. NDIS)

  • Provision of strategies for school around learning and special interventions

  • School consultations around a particular student or program

  • Treatment planning

 

Sarah is available mornings Tuesday to Thursday by appointment. Sarah does not provide ongoing, longer-term therapeutic services as part of her service to clients, but does provide recommendations and assistance in seeking the appropriate support, and can consult on an ad-hoc basis.

2020 Seedlings Early Childhood Intervention.