Alicia de Vries

Alicia de Vries is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who has worked with children from infancy to adolescence with a variety of conditions and problems. Alicia has particular interests in cognitive and behavioural functioning associated with childhood developmental disorders, learning difficulties and giftedness.

Alicia continues to work in the health care sector, with a current appointment at Children's Hospital at Westmead (Child Development Unit and Oncology departments) where she is involved in neuropsychological assessment , diagnosis and management of children with developmental disorders, learning difficulties, intellectual disability, epilepsy, language impairment and genetic conditions. Alicia also has an appointment with the Out of Home Care and Whole of Family Team in South West Sydney Health Service. Alicia has particular experience working within a diagnostic and assessment team working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, in addition to working with children treated for childhood cancer and children in Out of Home Care. She is currently involved in research looking at cognitive quality of life for children who have undergone bone marrow transplant.

Alicia is registered as a Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Board of Psychology. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from the University of New England. Her masters thesis focused on the day to day executive dysfunction and neuropsychological outcomes of maltreated childhood in Out of Home Care. Alicia's assessments are designed to target referral questions and the concerns of parents within a comprehensive assessment and developmental framework. She is passionate about working closely with families and schools to ensure that children reach their best potential.

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Stephanie O'Hare

Stephanie O'Hare is a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She has completed her Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology and since this time has worked with children and adolescents with a range of developmental and acquired conditions. Stephanie works in the public health care system, with a permanent appointment at the Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in the South West Sydney Local Area Health Service. Within this service she provides neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents with a range of mental health conditions, behavioural concerns, learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities and other developmental disorders (e.g. ADHD). Stephanie also provides cognitive remediation and recommendations to support patients with their cognitive difficulties.

Previously, Stephanie worked in the Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and for the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre in Brisbane. Within these services she worked with children with acquired brain injury and cerebral palsy. She provided neuropsychological and clinical services  for children, adolescents and their families. During her work for the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre she worked on an intervention study which targeted cognitive and physical rehabilitation for children and adolescents who had an acquired brain injury or cerebral palsy. She has presented this research at multiple international and national conferences, as well as, published research papers.

Stephanie is registered as a Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Board of Psychology. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Science, Psychology with Honours from Macquarie University. Her masters thesis focused on the attention outcomes of maltreated childhood in Out of Home Care. Stephanie's assessments aim to understand the cognitive strengths and difficulties of the child in the context of the referral question.

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