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SandySandy Grayson
B.Sc (Hons), M.Clin.Neuropsy (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Sandy Grayson is a highly experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist with skills in cognitive assessment and treatment. She has worked in public health for over 20 years, and has extensive experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and in rehabilitation. She has worked with a range of adults, including clients with medical, neurological, and psychiatric conditions.

Sandy uses a person-centred approach and combines assessment of cognition, behaviour and work functioning in determining an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Her assessments include detailed recommendations and feedback on strategies to support areas of weakness, including behaviours of concern.

Sandy also offers counselling and cognitive rehabilitation treatment to both new and assessment clients. She works collaboratively with clients, families and carers on adjustment to neurological illness or injury, and/or managing thinking and behaviour symptoms.

 

Sandy offers specialist assessment, treatment and counselling services to adolescents 16+, adults and older adults in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses; Recommendations/Strategies to improve everyday life
    • Detailed assessment of cognitive strengths and weakness, including memory, attention, planning and problem solving
    • Evidence for diagnosis –  do I have dementia or an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)?
  • Decision Making Capacity
    • Lifestyle choices (Guardianship
    • Financial and legal (Administration)
    • Enduring Powers of Attorney (Medical, Financial, Guardianship)
    • Testamentary Capacity
  • Returning to work or study after a brain injury or neurological illness
    • How will thinking weaknesses impact ability to study or work?
    • Recommendations and/or supports to manage cognitive weaknesses for work or study
  • Improving thinking abilities – Cognitive rehabilitation
    • Learning strategies to compensate for weak/impaired thinking abilities (e.g. memory, attention, problem solving)
    • Using aids or adapting the environment to manage thinking or behaviour issues
  • Access to NDIS
    • Evidence of cognitive impairment or ABI
    • Evidence of need for cognitive rehabilitation or behaviour support
  • Behaviour Management
    • Practical strategies to manage behaviour
    • Behaviour support for family and carers
  • Psychoeducation
    • Information and resources to better understand and manage cognitive issues
  • Counselling (both new and assessment clients)
    • Adjustment to neurological illness or injury (e.g. ABI, tumour, MS, dementia)
    • Counselling for thinking or memory issues associated with neurological, medical or mental health conditions (e.g. ABI, epilepsy, MS, depression, anxiety)

 

Sandy is available on Mondays for assessments, treatment and counselling consultations at our Ringwood office.