A leading specialist practice in diagnostic assessments & treatment programs
The Sydney Cognitive Development Centre was opened in 2006 due to the great demand for specialist cognitive testing and treatment in NSW. Our clinic is highly unique in that we have specialist neuropsychologists conducting our testing and therefore offer much more comprehensive psychometric assessments than non-specialist psychologists. Our philosophy is that we don’t just want to diagnose disorders like ADHD and learning disabilities, but rather we want to identify the specific cognitive deficits underlying these disorders so that they can be treated precisely. This can only be done through formally assessing core skills like memory, attention, visual processing, auditory processing, planning/organisation etc. We are the first clinic in NSW to actually provide comprehensive cognitive training programs that are uniquely designed for the individual and broad ranging. Our most unique feature unlike other cognitive training programs is that all our programs are conducted individually so that we can train children in the functional skills they need in everyday life and generalise the skills they learn in cognitive training to the real world. Typical computerised (non-individual) cognitive training is abstract like remembering where blocks are on a screen: ever thought how that will help you in the real world? Why spend thousands of dollars on programs that have no evidence of generalising to real world skills.
We have specialists in the following areas:
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Educational assessment
- Psychological assessment
- Cognitive training
- Psychological therapy