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.
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.
Emily is a registered psychologist who has completed a Master in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in cognitive & motor control of developing children.
Emily has experience in a variety of developmental and socio-emotional issues: including learning, attentional, social and behavioural difficulties, anxiety, depression and neuro-developmental disorders. She has worked with children, adolescents and families across a variety of clinical, school and special development settings.
Emily has particular interests in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, cognitive and learning difficulties. She is highly collaborative with parents, schools, and kindergartens and utilises an evidence-based approach when supporting her clients. Emily tailors her approach to her client’s strengths to best support their unique needs and goals. Her approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), however, she flexibly applies a range of evidence based strategies to ensure individualised care and a strengthening of the support systems within her clients lives. She also conducts comprehensive cognitive/psycho-educational assessments to assist in supporting learning difficulties and school readiness.
In addition to her clinical experience, Emily has spent several years as an athlete, lifeguard and swimming teacher. She has a particular interest in physical activity and the wealth of positive influence this has on mental well-being. Outside of the clinic, she is fitness guru who enjoys running, hikes in the sunshine, crafting and spending quality time with her family, friends and adorable puppy Charlie.
Nia is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA). Following her undergraduate studies, Nia completed her Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) at Australian Catholic University. Nia is currently undertaking the Educational and Developmental Registrar Program.
Nia has a special interest in supporting children and families experiencing a range of childhood emotional and developmental disorders including by not limited to anxiety, low self-esteem, grief and loss, social challenges, behavioural difficulties, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Nia also has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a range of settings including not-for-profit organisations, private practice, primary school settings, and early intervention services.
Nia is passionate about creating a strong therapeutic relationship with each of her young clients and families. She supports each of her clients by delivering individualised treatment plans using evidence-based treatments tailored to her clients’ needs, preferences and personalities to assist in empowering them with the skills to help them function to their fullest potential. She believes that a collaborative approach that draws on the strengths of her young clients, their parents’ expertise, as well the involvement of teachers and other allied health professionals, is integral to meeting the needs of her clients.
As well as therapeutic intervention, Nia also enjoys providing comprehensive psychological assessments including assessments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), specific learning disorders (SLD), and giftedness. Through assessment, Nia aims to provide a holistic understanding of her client’s cognitive, academic, social, emotional, and behavioural functioning and provides individualised, evidence-based support strategies to parents and school personnel to enhance outcomes for her clients.