Our Consultants

Our consultants provide free advice, assessment demonstrations and training in the areas of Psychology, Speech Pathology, Special Education and Occupational Therapy.

Receive information and advice on:

  • Assessment selection
  • Scoring and interpretation
  • Creating a battery of complementary assessments and more


If you would like to request a workshop or product demonstration, click here. 

 

Meet the consultants

Psychologist: Valorie O'Keefe
Psychologist: Melissa Stephens
Occupational Therapist: Amy Schulenburg
Speech Pathologist: Angela Kinsella-Ritter


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Madeline Armstrong

Consultant Psychologist
Phone: +61 (2) 9811 2834
Mobile: +61 (0) 478 307 132
Email: madeline.armstrong@pearson.com

 

Madeline Armstrong is the Consultant Psychologist managing the Social/Emotional Learning and Special Education Portfolio across Australia and New Zealand.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Deakin University
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Deakin University
  • Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental), Monash University
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Educational and Developmental Registrar
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Experience
  • School Psychologist in both government and private schools in Victoria
  • Providing assessment and counselling in private practice
  • Joined Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment in 2017

 

Valorie O'Keefe

Consultant Psychologist
Phone: +61 (2) 9454 2288
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 039 144
Email: valorie.okeefe@pearson.com

 

Valorie O’Keefe is the Consultant Psychologist for clients in NSW, ACT, QLD and NT.

Qualifications
  • BSc degree in Psychology, Pittsburg State University (USA)
  • EdS in Educational Psychology and Research, University of Kansas (USA)
  • Registered Psychologist in Australia and NZ
  • Certified School Psychologist in the USA
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • International affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member of APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
Experience
  • School Psychologist - USA
  • Specialist Education Services - New Zealand
  • Published in the Journal of Paediatric Rehabilitation
  • Joined Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment in 2003  

 


 

Dr Melissa Stephens
MAPS MCCN DPsych (Clin Neuro)

Consultant Psychologist
Phone: +61 (3) 9811 2813
Mobile: +61 (0) 400 976 381
Email: melissa.stephens@pearson.com

 

Melissa Stephens is the Consultant Psychologist for clients in VIC, SA, WA, TAS and NZ.

Qualifications
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), Victoria University
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • AHPRA Board Approved Principal Supervisor
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN)
  • Member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
  • Member of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
  • APS Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorder Practitioner
Experience:
  • Combined total of 18 years’ experience in neuropsychology, clinical psychology and organisational psychology
  • Former Deputy Chair of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists National Executive Committee
  • Former Treasurer of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Victorian State Committee
  • Lecturer in Charge at both post-graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Neuropsychology provider for the Transport Accident Commission and WorkCover Victoria
  • Published in Internal Medicine Journal and Sleep and Biological Rhythms and author of the book ‘The neuropsychology of breathing-related sleep disorders: Is treatment effective in improving cognitive functioning and driving performance?’
  • Joined Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment in 2007

 

 
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Amy Schulenburg

Consultant Occupational Therapist

Phone: +61 (3) 9811 2807
Mobile: +61 (0) 407 259 317
Email: amy.schulenburg@pearson.com

 



Amy is the Consultant Occupational Therapist for clients across Australia and New Zealand.

Qualifications
  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University - Boston School of Occupational Therapy (USA)
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology, Tufts University (USA)
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (APHRA)
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOTUSA)
Experience
  • Extensive clinical expertise in the area of paediatrics
  • Experience working across a range of settings including, schools, private practice settings and not-for-profit organisations
  • Clinical experience in several cities in both the U.S and Australia

 

Angela Kinsella-Ritter

Consultant Speech Pathologist
Phone: +61 (2) 9454 2209
Mobile: +61 (0) 408 511 110
Email: angela.kinsella-ritter@pearson.com

 

Angela Kinsella-Ritter is the Consultant Speech Pathologist for clients across Australia and New Zealand.

Qualifications
  • MSc (Speech-Language Pathology)
Experience
  • Angela specialises in paediatric language and literacy and the impact it has on academic achievement.
  • Her extensive experience includes senior roles in community health, disability services and private practice.
  • Angela has worked with children of all ages and abilities, and implements Best Practice standards and the most current evidence-based research in her work.
  • Angela is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, Member of Speech Pathology Australia.