Dr. Louise Bannister is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 10 years experience providing neuropsychological assessment and intervention for adults with a variety of medical, neurological, and psychiatric conditions. Louise has held senior roles and worked in a number of public and private health settings including acute hospitals, inpatient and community-based rehabilitation, memory clinics and psychiatric services. She values a person-centred approach to practice and emphasises the importance of providing Neuropsychological Assessment reports and recommendations that are understandable and relevant to the client and the people supporting them.
Common referral questions:
- Clarifying a person’s diagnosis (Acquired Brain Injury, Intellectual Disability, Dementia, Learning Disorders)
- What is the impact of this person’s diagnosis (e.g. ABI, medical condition, psychiatric illness) on their thinking and memory skills?
- What is the person’s decision making capacity?
- Does the person have capacity to make decisions about their financial affairs and/or living situation?
- What are the person’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses?
- Does this person meet eligibility criteria for access to disability supports?
- Why is this person experiencing memory or other cognitive difficulties?
- Advice and strategies for managing memory or other cognitive difficulties
- Recommendations for treatment planning and support needs
- Potential implications of cognitive difficulties for work or study and advice to help
- Assessment and advice regarding management of ABI-related behaviours of concern (e.g. aggression, disinhibition, reduced initiation)
- Psychoeducation and support for clients and families about the brain, ABI, and cognitive strategies
Louise is available on Mondays for assessments and consultation.
Clinical Neuropsychologist conducting assessments and reports for adolescents 16+ and adults.