Neuropsychological Assessments for
Insurance, Medicolegal or Clinical Purposes
Cognitive, emotional, and behavioural issues can present themselves for many reasons, one of which is an acquired brain injury. The extent and pattern of difficulties can vary between individuals and the type and cause of brain injury sustained, but they can significantly impact many aspects of daily functioning.
Patients may experience cognitive difficulties in memory, attention, language, visuospatial skills, information processing, and higher-level thinking skills such as planning and decision making, along with other skills. Emotional difficulties can include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and emotional lability. Difficulty with impulsivity, low frustration tolerance, and anger problems can also occur.
These issues can be challenging to manage for the affected person, their family members and carers.
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessments
Neurological conditions including, but not limited to: stroke, hypoxia, neurotoxicity, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. As well as other conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, and substance abuse.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessments
Assessment/diagnosis of ASD in adults, adolescents, and children (aged 6 years+).
Neuropsychological Assessments For Insurance and Medico-legal
Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Income Protection (IP) and Total & Permanent Disability (TPD), and Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Learning Disorder (LD) Assessments
Assessment for LD in adults, adolescents, and children (aged 6 years +).
Dr Arguedas, DPsych (Clin Neuro)
Dr Deborah Arguedas is a highly competent and compassionate Clinical Neuropsychologist with sound training and varied clinical experience.
Her goal is to provide customised neuropsychological assessments for people experiencing or have experienced neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic illnesses, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Dr Deborah Arguedas uses a hypothesis-driven and evidence-based approach for all her testing. Information obtained from neuropsychological assessments can assist in elucidating diagnosis and can also assist in managing identified cognitive deficits, rehabilitation planning, and evaluating the capacity for activities such as work or driving.