Michelle’s work in psychology has been strongly influenced by her previous profession as a Clinical Technologist in neurophysiology. This involved working alongside neurologists doing various tests showing how the brain function. She obtained a Masters Degree in Neurophysiology from DUT in 2002. Neuropsychology focuses on the relationship between behaviour, emotion and cognition in relation how the brain functions. It also applies to principles of assessment and intervention based on the scientific study of the brain and nervous system. Comprehensive evaluations are used when there is evidence to suggest problems with learning, memory, motor and sensory systems and functional problems.

Neurological conditions

Relating to problems in the Central Nervous System include:

  • Specific Learning Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Epilepsy
  • Degenerative disorders e.g. dementia, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and other functional Disorders such as:
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
  • Conversion Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain syndromes

Assessments & Treatments

Michelle’s work in neuropsychology includes all medical and neurological conditions; doing both assessments and treatments, within the context of her resources. These conditions include Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, stroke related injuries, traumatic brain injuries, concussion, memory problems and degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Adjustment to medical diagnosis such as cancer and neurological disorders is often a shock and leaves people afraid and overwhelmed. Michelle assists individuals, couples and families to understand how to live with these conditions with optimal quality of life.

Michelle receives referrals from colleagues, medical officers, attorneys, medical aids and insurance companies, doing medico-legal work, curatorship and disability and boarding claims in the occupational setting.