“If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns”
~ Rita Dunn
A comprehensive assessment will highlight your child’s strengths and identify their learning challenges, as well as any behaviours that are causing concern. We will provide practical strategies applicable for all areas of your child’s life.
We are dedicated to empowering children to understand and embrace their personal strengths whilst building upon learning areas requiring specific support and intervention. Assisting your child to have a better understanding of their own strengths and challenges, will contribute to building a healthy self-esteem and encourage a love of learning.
We use evidence-based instruments which include cognitive, academic and selected neuropsychological factors in a psychological and educational assessment. This may include diagnosis of a Specific Learning Disability (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia) and ADHD where relevant.
The assessment will assist you to understand your child’s learning needs and the appropriate support and environment required in order to thrive. We are passionate about assisting children to access and engage in purposeful learning experiences. The report will inform teachers in your child’s life, ensuring that learning methods are tailored to suit your child’s strengths to support their future learning success.
We promote a respectful and collaborative relationship with children, families, educators and allied professionals to help children engage and learn.
Karen is a registered practicing Psychologist with over 25 years experience. Prior to starting Developing Minds Psychology, Karen worked 9 years in the education sector, and the last 6 years in ACT Education with primary school students and their families who were seeking to understand their child’s learning needs.
Karen has supported students and their families through an evidence-based assessment process to understand what their strengths are, why they are having difficulties and, importantly, what can be done to assist their child meet their potential. Karen focuses on the elements and supports that each child uniquely needs in order to achieve the best that they can achieve.
Karen is passionate about providing families with a service that allows them to be informed and supported. Karen knows that most families find supporting their child to undertake psychological assessments challenging and sometimes overwhelming, but also knows that ultimately, understanding the supports a child needs in order to succeed, can be both liberating and hopeful.
Through Developing Minds Psychology Karen aims to collaborate with all those involved with the child’s life and learning including families, teachers, and other professionals in order to ensure a holistic understanding, and consistent approach to the child’s needs.
Karen has also worked with students in tertiary education at the ANU Counselling Centre. She has worked with young people in the disability sector providing functional behavioural assessments, in corporate psychology as a counselling psychologist, and with the Australian Federal Police to help prevent crimes against children.
If you would like to learn more please send us a message using the contact form below.
Phone: 0420 767 922
Address: Unit 10, Trevor Pearcey House
Traeger Court, 28-34 Thynne Street
Please take a left turn at the round about.
Parking is easy and free.