Psychological and Educational Assessments

We provide assessment of learning difficulties (dyslexia, dysgraphia) ADHD and cognitive ability.

Understand your child's unique learning needs

We help identify how your child learns and target teaching strategies to your child’s strengths.

Help your child build a healthy self-esteem

We assist your child to understand their own strengths, and help them build a healthy self-esteem.

“To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy” -Malala Yousafzai

Hello, my name is Karen Proctor. I have been a practicing Psychologist in Canberra for over 25 years, 10 of these in the Education sector working with children and young people.

I love working with kids. I provide assessment and diagnosis of Specific Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Developmental Delay, and Cognitive ability.

Child Based Assessment

  • Cognitive ability and Developmental Delay,
  • Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia),
  • Behaviour and Attentional difficulties (ADHD)

I provide a child friendly space that caters for the developmental needs of children.  I work flexibly with your child’s needs, at a pace that they are able to attend and concentrate, rather than to a fixed assessment time frame. I want the experience to be a positive one.

Most of all, I want to provide you with information and answers as to why your child is having learning and/or behavioural difficulties.  Via a comprehensive psycho-educational assessment, I want to discover how your child learns and processes information. With this information, I want to provide you with strategies to enhance your child’s strengths as well as learning new strategies to help your child achieve their best.

Developing Minds Psychology use best practice, evidence-based assessments tools.


Written Expression
Intellectual Disability
Cognitive & Behaviour Concerns
Our aim is to assist your child to reach their potential through understanding their individual learning and developmental needs. A comprehensive assessment will highlight your child’s strengths, identify the learning challenges impacting your child and any behaviours that are causing concern. We will provide practical strategies applicable for all areas of their life, not just at school.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more please send us a message using the contact form below.

Developing Minds Psychology is currently closed and intend to reopen in late 2024 in new premises and with new programmes.

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Phone: 0420 767 922

Address: Unit 10, Trevor Pearcey House
Traeger Court, 28-34 Thynne Street
Bruce 22615

Please take a left turn at the round about.
Parking is easy and free.