Neuropsychology

My work in psychology has been strongly influenced by my previous profession as a Clinical Technologist in neurophysiology, which involved working alongside neurologists doing various tests showing how the brain is functioning. 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 and Pain syndromes

Treatments

My work in neuropsychology includes all medical and neurological conditions doing both assessment and treatment (within the context of my resources). These conditions include Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, hydrocephalus, Epilepsy, Tourette’s, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Memory problems and Degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Adjustment to medical diagnoses such as cancer and neurological disorders is often a shock and leaves people afraid and overwhelmed. I like to help individuals, couples and families understand and live with these conditions with optimal quality of life.

Referrals are made to me from colleagues, medical officers, attorneys, medical aids and insurance companies doing medico-legal work, curatorship, disability and boarding claims in occupational settings.

Durban Clinical Psychologist | Michelle Baker
Durban Clinical Psychologist | Michelle Baker
Durban Clinical Psychologist | Michelle Baker