Rebecca Greenaway is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child Neuropsychologist with expertise in working with children from infancy to adolescence. Alongside private practice she also works in the NHS within the Neurodisability Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she has worked since 2009.
For pre-schoolers, Dr Greenaway carries out assessment exploring their cognitive, language and motor ability and gives recommendations around promoting their next developmental steps as well as supporting their social, emotional and behavioural development.
In school age children and adolescents, the assessment will include standardised assessment of their intellectual ability and depending on the question may also explore their academic ability (e.g., reading, spelling and mathematic ability if there are concerns regarding dyslexia or dyscalculia) or areas of cognitive functioning including attention, organisation/planning, processing speed or memory, as well as the child’s social communication, emotional, behavioural and adaptive functioning.
Rebecca works closely with parents and schools and is also trained and experienced in conducting multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental assessments where there may be concerns regarding autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A report detailing the child or young person’s strengths and needs across different areas including support recommendations to improve the child’s optimal development and learning progress is provided following the assessment.
Dr Greenaway studied psychology at the University of Bristol, completed a PhD in autism at the University of Cambridge and then completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the KCL Institute of Psychiatry, followed by further training in Neuropsychology. She is on the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.
She has published many peer reviewed academic papers and co-authored chapters, as well as recently co-editing a book for professionals working with children with vision impairment. She lectures on the MSc in Paediatric Neuropsychology at UCL.