Neuropsychological Consultation Neuropsychological consultation services are also available to families, health professionals and school staff seeking guidance assisting or managing another person who has a neuropsychological condition. This may be appropriate for a client who has had assessments through other services or for whom assessment is not appropriate for some reason.
Neuropsychological consultation can help to address any specific clinical concerns of the physician, interdisciplinary team member(s), patient or family. Consultation services are provided for diagnostic, and management or treatment plan development. Consultation services include but are not limited to mental status monitoring, compensatory strategies related to cognitive impairment, behaviour management, and comprehensive clinical file reviews.
Reflective Practice CNS also offers neuro-developmental and trauma informed reflective practice to families, foster carers, teachers, and case workers. Regular reflective practice sessions allows families, foster carers, teachers and case workers to more effectively identify and appropriately respond to challenging behaviours, whilst also allowing them to process their own thoughts and feelings, thus aiding self-care and personal development. A reflective practice session may cover things like:
Reflect on their behaviour
What were they doing, and why might they have been doing it?
Think about the information you know about their cognitive functioning and background history to make sense of their behaviour.
Try to understand the behaviour
What is their behaviour telling me?
What hurt or need are they expressing because they cannot put what they really want into words?
Think about the specific history of this young person.
How does their behaviour link to past experience or brain function?
Try to understand yourself
What are my thoughts and feelings about this young person?
How can I stay regulated when I am with them?
What were my responses to the young person’s behaviour?
Where is our relationship at?
Is the young person able to connect with me and listen, to take strength from the containment and structure I am offering?