Neuropsychology is a branch of clinical psychology that studies how the brain and nervous system affect how we function on a daily basis. Neuropsychology thus aims to understand the relationship between the brain, on the one hand, and the ‘mind’ and behavioural control, on the other.
At Mizu Therapy & Assessment, our registered educational psychologist (with a special interest in neuropsychology), Riza van der Merwe, specialises in providing quality neuropsychological assessment and therapy services. Our consistent aim is to offer useful, workable solutions to both patients and their families to assist them in adapting to new ways of living and working post-injury or disease.
Individuals who have suffered brain trauma or disease will require a neurological assessment which is useful in guiding rehabilitation in cognitive therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and if necessary, speech therapy. Individuals displaying signs of developmental challenges such as autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), dyslexia, mathematical disorder or dyscalculia, spelling disorder, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities or disorders, will need to be diagnosed and assessed.
Throughout the whole process, Mizu Therapy & Assessment Neuropsychologist South Africa services, offer guidance and support to both the individual and their families. Psychotherapy is also offered to those children/adults suffering from depression, anxiety or PTSD and an understanding of how these psychological challenges affect the brain, is provided.