Nicole is creative, empathic and driven. She works collaboratively with families to ensure that assessments and therapy goals are tailored to personal needs

Dr Nicole Stefanac,

Clinical Neuropsychologist
nicole@matrixnp.com.au

Dr Nicole Stefanac is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who works across both public and private health sectors. Her positions involve conducting diagnostic assessments and working with clients and families on an ongoing basis to assist with behaviour management and implementation of individual learning plans in school and university settings.
Nicole completed a Doctor of Psychology (Neuropsychology), with specialised training in the assessment and rehabilitation of neuropsychological conditions. She completed her internship in paediatric rehabilitation at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne where she worked with children and families with a range of conditions including, but not limited to, acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury, tumour, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and alcohol and substance-related brain injury), neurodevelopmental disorders (learning disorders, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and neurodegenerative diseases (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and tuberous sclerosis). She also has a background working in disability support and teaching.

With a research background in learning disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Nicole is passionate about advocating for children with learning challenges in the education setting. She has a number of journal articles and has recently completed her doctoral thesis in this area.

Nicole is creative, empathic and driven. She works collaboratively with families to ensure that assessments and therapy goals are tailored to personal needs. She also strives to ensure results are relevant to her client’s day-to-day functioning and provide recommendations that are helpful and individualised. Nicole believes in providing high-quality care to clients and support to their caregivers by adopting a scientist-practitioner model. Her ultimate goal is to work with families to find ways to better understand a child or young person’s strengths and weaknesses and to maximise their opportunities to thrive.