Dr John Meteyard
Educational and developmental psychologists focus on how we develop and learn throughout our lifetime. They work with people of all ages across a range of settings and circumstances and specialise in the following areas:
- Identifying and clarifying problems
- Diagnosing disabilities and disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Assessing developmental, learning and behavioural difficulties
- Designing effective treatment programs
Every child is thankfully unique and develops in different ways and over varying lengths of time. Occasionally, a child has more developmental issues or problems in some areas than their peers and may benefit from a psycho-educational assessment. This is generally recommended by a specialist or your GP – often in consultation where you might have any concerns about:
- Cognitive functioning
- Learning and academic performance
- Attention and hyperactivity
A specialist assessment will evaluate a child’s thinking/reasoning abilities and underlying psychological processes – such as their memory, attention span, processing and functioning as well as academic performance, behaviour and social-emotional functioning. These things are considered in the context of the child’s stage of development and in comparison to other children their age.
The goal of an assessment is to identify areas of strength and weakness cognitively and academically so that these areas can be targeted through intervention or additional support.
Dr John Meteyard can provide psychoeducational testing and reports related to cognitive functioning, academic achievement, specific learning difficulties (e.g., dyslexia), behaviour, development issues, and mental health. All findings, diagnoses and recommendations are discussed with the family at the end of the assessment process and referrals to supportive services such as occupational therapy or speech pathology may be recommended.
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B.Psych.(Hons.); M.Psych. (Ed. & Dev.); M.Couns.
Master of Psychology degree (Educational and Developmental)
Registered as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia