Dr Amy Scholes

Biography

Dr Amy Scholes is a senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, who has endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. She is also the current National Chair of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists at the APS. She brings to private practice an extensive background in working in specialist public health services across the lifespan, having worked in senior clinical, research and student training positions at Peninsula Health (aged and adult psychiatry), The Alfred (CAMHS and adult psychiatry); The Royal Melbourne Hospital (Neuropsychiatry Unit). This included co-founding a paediatric neuropsychiatry service at Alfred CAMHS and working with Dementia Australia in creating resources for younger onset dementia clients and families. She has more than twenty years’ experience in helping children, adolescents, adults and the aged, with particular involvement in diagnosing and managing atypical or rare conditions, learning problems, neuropsychiatric disorders, and young and late onset dementias. Dr Scholes is committed to evidence-based practice and providing a detailed, comprehensive service that delivers manageable, real life/practical support and understanding tailored to individual needs. This includes objective assessment of cognitive function, behaviour, socioemotional functioning and academic skills where relevant, and the provision of targeted strategies and advice in relation to the client’s needs. Since 2011 Dr Scholes has turned her skills to private practice where she works to support children, their families and schools, by providing diagnosis of developmental conditions and appropriately tailored intervention programs. She also continues to see adults and aged populations with conditions ranging from head injuries to complex psychiatric and neurological conditions, and helps them and their families to understand and manage their conditions, using sensitive, best practice. Dr Scholes uses only rigorous scientific/ evidence-based approaches in providing targeted differential diagnoses and care.

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Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Learning difficulties – When to suspect and where to refer

Dr Amy Scholes | Created on 28 January 2022
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