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Dr. Cathy Catroppa


Cathy is a registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Cathy has 30+ years of experience (1989- ongoing) at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute / Royal Children’s Hospital conducting assessments for children and adolescents with medical conditions which impact learning, behaviour and social confidence.

In addition, she works in private practice (1993 – ongoing), conducting cognitive, learning disability (e.g., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity assessments for children and adolescents with educational and behavioural concerns.

From 2017-2023, Cathy was employed as an Educational and Developmental Psychologist at SPELD Victoria, a diagnostic centre for Specific Learning Disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia).​

Since 2017, Cathy has also acted as a Consultant Psychologist providing supervision to psychology students completing post-graduate courses.

Cathy has recently established an assessment practice clinic, Stars Psychology, at Sum of Us Kids Therapy Hub. Stars Psychology is a specialist practice providing assessment services for children/adolescents presenting with learning difficulties, attention difficulties, and/or, intellectual disabilities.

If your child requires a psychology assessment and you would like to benefit from Cathy’s extensive experience, please get in touch via our contact page.

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