Assessment and remediation of learning and memory

Clinical Neuropsychology Programme November 6th 2015

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6th November
Morning session – 10am to 12noon

Assessment and remediation of learning and memory

The different ways we learn and remember and the many factors (eg stress, fatigue, motivation) that enhance and detract from effective learning and memory will be presented. The different types of memory e.g working, immediate, delayed, procedural, prospective and semantic will be discussed in relation to assessment and remediation.

Dr. Simone Carton is the Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist and Head of the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), Ireland. Following graduation in Clinical Psychology from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 1993, she completed specialist training in Clinical Neuropsychology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Institute of Psychiatry, the Institute of Neurology London and the University of Surrey, UK.

Since 1995, Dr. Carton has worked primarily with patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) at the NRH. She has a particular interest in neurobehavioural changes associated with neurological changes and the implications these can have for the patient and their families.

Dr. Carton is a Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology on the Doctoral Programme at TCD and at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and University of Limerick. She is currently engaged in research in collaboration with TCD, National University Ireland Maynooth and the John Hopkins School of Medicine, USA.