Dr Samantha McLean is a clinical neuropsychologist with over 12 years experience in child and adolescent clinical neuropsychology. Samantha was awarded her Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology through Macquarie University in 2013, and since then has dedicated her time to the neuropsychological assessments of children aged 0-18 years. In addition to her private practice, Samantha also works at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in the Neurology and Neurosurgery department, where she provides neuropsychological assessments, diagnosis and management for children (and their families) with epilepsy and other neurological and genetic conditions, and their comorbidities, including intellectual and learning disability and attention difficulties. Samantha has a particular interest in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Specific Learning Disorders, and Intellectual Disability.
Samantha’s approach to neuropsychological care is founded on a strengths-based focus – rather than simply focusing on cognitive difficulties, it is also vital to understand an individual’s areas of strength, which can be utilised to overcome or compensate for any difficulties. Samantha strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to health care, and understands the value of collaborating with other allied health providers, as well as important sources of information, such as teachers.
Samantha is a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Board of Psychology. She holds a Doctorate of Clinical Neuropsychology and Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) from Macquarie University.