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About Us

Seedlings Psychology was founded in 2018 to address the lack of specialised neuropsychology services for neurodiverse children in Melbourne's West and outer suburbs. Many children and families with Asperger syndrome, autism, tics, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, and learning difficulties have had to travel to the eastern suburbs in order to receive quality and specialised support. Neurodiverse girls have had even less resources available to address their specific needs.

 

Assessment 

 

Assessments consist of multiple sessions and begin with a parent-only consultation between 10:30 and 2:00pm. Your child will then participate in an assessment over two or more sessions with a 9:00am start. A school visit may also be organised for a Wednesday morning if deemed appropriate. Feedback involving the parents, and possibly the child, will be arranged approximately two weeks later between 10:30 and 2:00pm. This will involve discussion of your child’s strengths and weaknesses, any relevant diagnoses, and a broad intervention plan. Next steps for funding will also be outlined if appropriate. 

 

Intervention

 

We prioritise assessment, diagnosis, and triaging clients into appropriate funding and treatment with external partners. For this reason, there is limited availability for intervention between 10:30am and 2:00pm, Tuesday to Thursday. Please check the latest availability at https://seedlings-psychology.cliniko.com/bookings. (This is for checking availability only - please call or email to arrange an appointment). 

 

After assessment, we typically refer clients to external partners for ongoing treatment. We work closely with local OT’s, speech pathologists, psychologists, physiotherapists, and teachers, and can help you identify the best fit for your child. 

Sarah Brcan 

Psychologist (Neuropsychology)

Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology

Availability

  • Sarah works at the clinic Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. She is not available on Mondays or Fridays.

Assessment & Diagnosis up to 18 years of age

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Developmental Delay

  • Dyslexia

  • Learning Difficulties and Disabilities 

  • Attention Disorders

  • Neuropsychological sequelae in epilepsy, brain injury, and genetic disorders

 

Intervention up to 10 years of age

  • Early Childhood Intervention (ages 12 months to 5 years)

  • Social Skills (ages 5 to 10)

  • Emotional Regulation (ages 5 to 10)

  • Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for tics (ages 5 to 10)

 

Client types

  • Pre-schoolers (12 months to 5 years)

  • School-aged children (5 to 12 years) 

  • NDIS, Medicare, and Private

Sarah Brcan is a paediatric psychologist trained in clinical neuropsychology. She has a decade of experience working therapeutically with toddlers, children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum and with developmental delays. Fuelled by personal and familial experience, she began her career as a behavioural therapist for children with autism and neurodevelopmental delays. It was during this time that Sarah developed an interest in early identification, atypical autism presentations, and autism in girls. She subsequently went on to study psychology and clinical neuropsychology. She completed her masters training at major teaching hospitals in Melbourne, including the Royal Children's Hospital, and worked at several paediatric psychology clinics. Sarah currently assesses and diagnoses neurodevelopmental disorders, developmental delays, autism, ADHD, Tics and Tourette syndrome, brain-based impairments, and learning difficulties, in children with epilepsy, genetic disorders, and other contributing factors. She thoroughly enjoys working with families and with complex cases. Sarah is available for neuropsychological assessments and educational/treatment planning, and maintains close networks with her client's treating teams. Outside of her working hours, Sarah enjoys painting and hiking.