Leading professional practice in diagnostic assessments & treatment programs
The Sydney Cognitive Development Centre was opened in 2006 due to the great demand for formal cognitive testing and treatment in New South Wales. Our clinic is highly unique in that we have qualified neuropsychologists conducting our testing and therefore offer much more comprehensive psychometric assessments than the general psychologist. 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, and scientific evidence has shown that these skills don’t generalise to the real world skills (e.g.. learning) that children and adults need.
Our neurofeedback clinic is one of the largest in NSW. We offer full qEEG brain scans that guide all our therapy. We use the EEGer program, a frequency based training program that utilises principles of neuroplasticity in order to enhance brain functioning. This type of frequency based training has over 40 years of scientific evidence in regards to be an effective treatment for disorders like ADHD, anxiety and depression, as well as general cognitive enhancement. Our team is directed by a BCIA registered clinician, the gold standard in neurotherapy care.
We have qualified health professionals in the following areas:
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Educational assessment
- Psychological assessment
- Cognitive training
- Psychological therapy