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Neuropsychology (Brain changes, injury or cognitive impairment)


The Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Neuropsychology Service at Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) provides psychometric assessment into suspected brain changes/injury and cognitive impairment. Assessment may include attention and concentration, speed of information processing, learning and memory, as well as more complex skills such as problem solving, reasoning, and planning.

For more information please view the CALHN Neuropsychology outpatient service web page.

A Neuropsychologist's opinion may be sought for:

  • diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • mental capacity and issues related to guardianship
  • strengths and weaknesses profiling
  • rehabilitation planning
  • development of tailored cognitive strategies

The Neuropsychology service does not conduct assessments for medico-legal, educational or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) purposes.

The duration of assessment typically ranges between two to four hours. If an assessment can be completed a report will be provided to assist in the patient's ongoing management.

Consultants at RAH

  • Wendy Barsdell - Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Suzy Hackett - Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Jasmine Roy - Clinical Neuropsychologist 
  • Sarita Kidson - Clinical Neuropsychologist 
  • Jessica Hofmann - Clinical Neuropsychologist 

To make a referral

  • Fax: (08) 7074 6247
  • Telephone: 1300 153 853

Health Pathways

Health Pathways South Australia is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.

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