Ayesha Sadozai is an experienced paediatric clinical psychologist with a special interest in assessment and disability.
Ayesha has worked in various teams within NSW Health, these include the Child and Family Team in South Western Sydney and the Diagnostic Service in Illawarra and Shoalhaven. She is currently working with children with complex motor disorders and brain injury in NSW Health. She is keen to bridge the gap between research and evidence based practice with clinical practice.
Ayesha has experience in assessment and intervention with children with a range of behavioural challenges as well as a range of neurodevelopmental conditions, such as:
- selective mutism
- intellectual disability
- complex trauma
Ayesha is completing her PhD on neurodevelopmental conditions and their relationship to executive functioning in the paediatric population. Her project aims to identify distinct cognitive markers of executive dysfunction in ADHD, autism, specific learning disorder and tourette’s syndrome in children. Her PhD will allow for increased understanding on how early interventions can be tailored to specific developmental disorders in children, as well as those children that present with comorbidities. It will also enhance understanding on how specific cognitive functions are impacted.
Ayesha is bilingual and is fluent in speaking Urdu.