After graduating in 2004, with years of experience working with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, social difficulties and learning challenges, both in school settings and privately, Emma-Rose moved to the USA to study and work further in the field of Autism, using modern Applied Behavioural Analysis. Emma-Rose has been able to work closely with leading psychologists in this area and has thoroughly enjoyed learning from such experts. Since this time, Emma-Rose has worked with children and teens with a variety of challenges, specializing in working with those who struggle socially and find it challenging to learn on their own.
After a number of years in private practice, working with children, families, teachers and other professionals, Emma-Rose opened Spectrum House in 2008. She now works with families, teachers, teens and children, helping to teach individuals to learn on their own from their environments and to understand and enjoy social interactions. Emma-Rose is passionate about increasing a family’s quality of life, by offering Education, Understanding and Skills for Life.
Emma-Rose is excited to have a fabulous team at Spectrum House and thanks the passionate and highly qualified team members for all of their effort and positive energy.
Amanda is a registered psychologist, with a variety of experience and interests.
Previous work includes working as an Applied Behavioural Analysis therapist working with children and their families experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, Amanda has co-facilitated Acceptance and Commitment Therapy parent intervention groups as part of a research project with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Volunteer roles include supporting individuals and their families toward recovery from an eating disorder with the helpline and as a group facilitator with Eating Disorders Victoria. Working alongside the KIDS Foundation, Amanda has attended annual injury recovery camps to support and encourage children, adolescents and adults who have experienced burns or other life-changing injuries.
Amanda’s psychological interests include working with those experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. Amanda loves working with children, adolescents and their families. She applies flexibility, creativity and humour within sessions. Working in a collaborative approach, Amanda encourages the uniqueness of her clients, loves understanding their personalities, and supporting them with their challenges to make their life spectacular.
Ellie is a Registered Psychologist who enjoys working with children and adolescents.
In 2014, Ellie completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)(Honours) at Deakin University. It is during this time that she developed an interest in behaviours whilst writing a thesis on Compulsive Buying Behaviours. Following her study, Ellie undertook Applied Behavioural Analysis training to further understand behaviour functions and their applicability to everyday life. She gained her registration through the Psychology Board of Australia by completing her internship, both at Spectrum House and working with adolescents at a high school.
In addition to working at Spectrum House, Ellie is also a Registered Psychologist in primary schools in the area. Professional areas of interest include, but are not limited to; behavioural and social challenges, anxiety, and emotional difficulties. Ellie prefers to take a relaxed, creative, and collaborative approach in assisting children and adolescents to understand and manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.