Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): What it is and how to get help.

By Catherine Eldridge (Child & Adolescent Psychologist) Amaze (Autism Victoria) describes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a developmental condition which impacts on aspects of a person’s brain and development. Symptoms of ASD usually become noticeable in early childhood, and while many children are diagnosed at this time, others whose symptoms are milder find themselves being…

Lakeside Psychology now providing Cognitive & Educational Assessments

Lakeside Psychology now offers cognitive and full educational assessments for children experiencing learning difficulties, dyslexia, intellectual disability or giftedness. Why are Cognitive Assessments used? Your child may benefit from a cognitive assessment if you have concerns for your child experiencing an intellectual disability, or wish to gain some initial information regarding your child’s cognitive strengths,…

Lakeside Psychology Welcomes New Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Ailsa Lord.

We are extremely excited to welcome our newest psychologist, Ailsa Lord. Ailsa is a registered psychologist with experience working in schools providing help for children and adolescents for a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, self-esteem, self-harm, and family conflict, as well as providing support for parents. Ailsa holds a Master in Counselling Psychology…

Psychologists meet with Year 10 psychologists of the future at Lakeside Lutheran College, Pakenham.

Leah Henzen and Melissa Giaquinta today met with Year 10 Psychology students at Lakeside Lutheran College, Pakenham. The class is studying clinical psychology this term and so Leah and Melissa spoke about what it’s like to work in clinical settings on a day-to-day basis. They then demonstrated a clinical assessment through a role-play, teaching students…