Learning Keys


Learning Keys offers a range of psychology services for children, adolescents and adults with specific learning difficulties. Learning Keys aim is to help our clients reach their full potential academically, behaviourally and emotionally.

We offer a “wrap around” service that offers assessment, intervention, follow-up support and advice to help unlock potential.

Our Practitioners are:

Helen Broomhall - Principal Psychologist


Helen is a Clinical and Educational and Developmental Psychologist with more than 25 years experience. She has worked in a variety of Health and Educational settings, providing Clinical Psychology and therapeutic services to children and adults addressing a range of learning, social, emotional and developmental issues. In addition to individual services, Helen played a key role in developing a national education program to improve mental health outcomes for secondary school students.

This experience underlines Helen’s passion for improving the wellbeing of children so that they can better reach their potential.

Helen offers a psychology service that is effective, evidence based and responsive to the individual needs of her clients. She provides a range of assessment services as well as therapeutic support to children, adolescents and adults.

In addition to her position as Principal Psychologist at Learning Keys, Helen also teaches in the Masters of Clinical Psychology program at the University of South Australia. Helen is also an AHPRA Board approved supervisor.

She has published in national and international health and educational journals and has presented at conferences at both local and national level. Helen regularly provides training workshops to various professional groups.

Qualifications:

  • 1984 - Bachelor of Arts, The University of Adelaide
  • 1989 - Diploma of Applied Psychology, The University of Adelaide
  • 1994 - Master of Psychology (Clinical), The University of Adelaide
  • 1991 - Registered Psychologist, SA Psychological Board/Psychology Board of Australia

Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Australian Psychological Society College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, current SA Chair

Publications:

  • Broomhall, H., Devlin, J., Anderson, S and Doyle, M (2004). MindMatters Plus: A Capacity –building Framework for Working with Secondary Students with High Support Mental Health Needs. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Vol 14 (1).
  • Broomhall, H. S. (2002) Don’t Bet On It. Newslink : Responsible Gambling Issues and Information (Ontario) http://www.responsiblegambling.org/latest_news_newslink.cfm
  • Broomhall, H. S., Hare, J. W. and Watts, W. (1995). The smoke-free project. Australian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange, 1(1), 84-88.
  • Broomhall, H.S. and Winefield, A. H. (1990). A comparison of the affective well-being of young and middle aged unemployed men matched for length of unemployment. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 63(1).

Linda Clark - Independent Speech Pathologist


Linda qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in London and has over twenty years experience working in schools and health centres in England, Australia, Singapore and Jakarta.

Working with children, parents and teachers has highlighted the need for the earliest possible intervention and working together to achieve the best outcome. The time in expatriate schools in Asia enabled her to participate in the sharing of knowledge and experiences with professionals and children from all over the world.

Linda was the first speech pathologist in South Australia to open an advisory drop in service for parents and along with co-author Catherine Ireland, published a book for parents of young children called “Learning To Talk, Talking To Learn” (1996). At that time of the first edition there was little information about the connection between language, auditory processing and literacy skills. A new edition called “Talk, Listen and Learn” (2003) catered for children’s skills up to 10 years of age.

Linda continues to work with children with processing, phonological awareness and literacy difficulties, looking for ways to improve their learning and assist their parents in supporting them learn. Linda utilises a number of programs that best suit the child’s needs and she also develops resources for practical support.

Linda has a wonderful rapport with children both young and old, and a passion for helping families through their literacy difficulties.

Linda is a qualified provider of:

  • The Listening Program
  • Macquarie MultiLit
  • Interactive Metronome

April Kaeding - Clinical Psychologist


April is passionate about child and adolescent psychology. She strongly advocates that all children are capable of achieving to a high standard despite early adversity. She has a special interest in supporting children and adolescents with behavioural issues, learning difficulties, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, eating disorders and performance anxiety at school and in sport. She endeavours to provide support and stimulate that newfound confidence in children, as they begin to practice their new new tools to overcome their distress and build future resilience.

She has experience in providing evidence-based treatments to support children and adolescents, who have experienced a loss in the family, have had a chronic illness, history of trauma and provided group Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in various schools. April also has passion and experience working with eating disorders and has been a dedicated volunteer for the Eating Disorders Assocation of South Australia for the past four years.

April provides a sincere and compassionate approach to her work when interacting with children and their families. She is determined on putting her clients first and tailoring her sessions to meet their goals and improve their quality of life.

Qualifications:

  • 2013 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of South Australia
  • 2015 - Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of South Australia
  • 2016 - Registered Psychologist, SA Psychological Board/Psychology Board of Australia

Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists

Stephanie Eustice - Psychologist


Steph has eight years’ experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Growing up in a family of teachers inspired Steph to learn more about supporting individuals on their learning journey. Steph completed her Master’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology and is passionate about inclusivity and diversity in educational settings. She understands the importance of supporting children and adolescents to identify their strengths as well as developing a toolbox of strategies to assist with developing skill areas.

Steph has primarily worked with children and adolescents with additional needs (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy) and is experienced in matching evidence-based interventions to the needs of the individual child and their family. She understands the need for practical strategies that can be incorporated into existing routines at home and at school. Steph has experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as working in private practice and educational settings.

Steph is a lover of Disney and baking. She understands the importance of building positive working relationships with her clients. Steph is passionate about assessment and participated in the standardisation project for the WPPSI-IV. She has also undertaken training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Routines-based Intervention and Positive Behaviour Support.

Currently Steph will only be providing Educational Assessments for clients at Learning Keys.

Qualifications:

  • 2005-2007 - Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide
  • 2008 - Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours in Psychology), University of Adelaide
  • 2009-2010 - Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology/Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Western Australia
  • 2011 - Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia

Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Acting member on the South Australian Committee of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

Publications:

  • Heath, S., Wigley, A., Hogben, J., Fletcher, J., Collins, P., Boyle, G., & Eustice, S. (2018). Patterns in participation: Factors influencing parent attendance at two, centre-based early childhood interventions. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27 (1), 253-267.
  • Fletcher, J., Bloor, K., Crossman, C., Thornton, J., Briggs, E., Hawkins, T., Sammut, S., & Cardwell, K. (2010). Profiling the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists: An Examination of Demographics, Professional Practice, Attitudes and Professional Development Preferences. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 27(1), 1-19.

Dr Joanne Collins - Psychologist


Joanne is a registered psychologist who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Australia, and a first-class honours degree and PhD in Psychology from the University of Adelaide. Her research interests include wellbeing in cancer survivors, the mental health of rural Australians, and public health interventions. She worked for several years in the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide on research projects involving adolescents and their attitudes to preventive healthcare interventions.

Joanne has experience working with children, adolescents and adults and is passionate about supporting her clients in a collaborative way. She is a warm and empathetic psychologist who draws on a number of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support young people. She has a particular interest in anxiety disorders, eating disorders, social skills, school issues and phobias.

Qualifications:

  • 2001 - Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology), University of Adelaide
  • 2006 to 2010 - PhD in Psychology, University of Adelaide
  • 2016 - Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of South Australia
  • 2019 - Registered Psychologist, SA Psychological Board/Psychology Board of Australia

Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists
 
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