Dr Stewart Sykes has a distinguished career in
special education and developmental, educational and clinical psychology.
Beginning his professional life as a qualified primary and special
education teacher, Stewart established the first experimental,
“opportunity-remedial” grade in a Melbourne primary school in the 1960s.
Following a brief period teaching in a “regular” primary school, Stewart
joined the then Education Department’s Curriculum and Research Branch as
a research psychologist. Topics investigated including reading
readiness, reading and spelling strategies and methods of instruction in
special schools. In 1971, Stewart was appointed as a teaching fellow in
the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Teaching and research activities were basically in the fields of special
education and educational psychology.
Following his time at Monash University, Stewart has continued to run a private practice as a special education teacher and an educational and clinical psychologist. He provides advisory and consultative services to Universities and Colleges, clinics, schools, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, other Educational Institutions and Professional Oganisations.
Stewart’s psycho-educational reports have been highly valued by teachers, psychologists, medical practitioners and parents as they provide a clear description of test results and interpretations and explicit instructional guidelines and recommendations.
Stewart’s areas of special interest include the following-learning difficulties and learning disabilities, dyslexia, attention-deficit disorders, behavioural problems, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disability, giftedness and parenting.
Stewart also provides psychological therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults under the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
Much of the information presented on the DVD and on this Website has been drawn from several decades of clinical practice and research. Stewart has some 3,500 files on individuals he has assessed. In addition, he reviews over 500 psychological reports annually on students seeking special funding or special examination provisions.
online resource has been prepared
by Dr. Stewart C. Sykes - Psychologist.