Lauren (Ren) Sculthorpe (BA Hons, MPsych Clin) is a Clinical Psychologist who has a particular interest in the assessment and intervention of children. Ren is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is accredited with Medicare to provide Clinical Psychology services. Ren has several years experience working in developmental and clinical psychology, including both the public and private sectors.

Ren has extensive knowledge and experience in the early assessment, diagnosis and intervention of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ren has several years experience providing early intervention programs for children, utilising an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and developmental framework. Additionally, Ren has extensive experience in the assessment of general development delay, cognition, learning and attention.

Ren has significant experience and interest in working with children experiencing difficulties with social and emotional skills, and implements both direct teaching therapies and naturalistic play based therapies.

Ren also has clinical expertise in adjustment disorders, anxiety, parenting support, behaviour management and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders.

Ren supports a multi-disciplinary approach by forming positive collaborative partnerships with parents, school personnel, Paediatricians, General Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Pathologists and by implementing a range of therapeutic supports and interventions within multiple settings including the home, school and community. Ren has extensive experience working within childcare, primary and secondary schools and has expertise in implementing strategies and modifications to best support children and their teachers in these learning environments.

autism spectrum disorders

Ren is on the Early Intervention Service Provider Panel to provide services to eligible individuals under the Helping Children with Autism early intervention funding package. This entitles eligible children to access up to $12 000 of funding toward early intervention services. To be eligible for the early intervention funding package, a child must have been seen by an Autism Advisor and deemed eligible to access the program before their sixth birthday. The $12,000 in funding can be used until the child's seventh birthday to a maximum of $6,000 per financial year. For Further information please visit www.fahcsia.gov.au

education and training

Ren received her Master of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Tasmania and has been working with children and their families in Queensland since 2006.

 
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