Rudolf Stockling is the head of the Assessment Unit at Lexicon Reading Center. Rudolf is an educational psychologist licensed by the Dubai Health Authority. He has been a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) since 1991. Rudolf is a citizen of both Switzerland and Australia and is a fluent speaker of English, German and French.
Rudolf has more than 24 years of experience in the assessment of children with learning differences. Rudolf developed his own observation and assessment methodologies based on best practice models using recognized tests and assessment methodologies.
Rudolf believes that assessment is much more than testing. It is important for him to spend time in understanding a child’s whole life situation, including systematically collecting background information from parents and teachers. Giving practical advice to both parents and school and following up on the child’s progress are essential components of the assessment process. He considers assessment and interventions as an ongoing process.
Rudolf’s involvement with children dates back many years. He initially trained as a Youth Worker in Berlin (Germany). After moving to Australia in the seventies, he continued his studies and became a qualified language teacher, teaching German, French and English for a number of years in both private and public schools. Rudolf then undertook further graduate training in psychology and became a psychologist. Rudolf’s work experience as a psychologist extends from working with children with learning differences and emotional behavioural issues to adult torture and trauma survivors. He has experience in public and private institutions working both with individuals and groups, as well as being a Senior Education Officer supervising a number of psychologists.
Rudolf has led many groups and conducted numerous workshops for students, teachers and parents. His experience in this area ranges from Learning Differences such as Attention Problems and Dyslexia, Child Development, Parenting Issues, Behaviour Management, Counselling Skills and Assessment to Cross-cultural Issues of Assessment, Counselling and Interventions as well as dealing with emotional issues as trauma an depression.
- MSc (Psych) Wollongong university, Australia.
- Grad. Dip. School Couns. (Western Sydney).
- Dip. in Education (Dip. Ed.) UNE.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) UNE Austr.
- Diploma in Youth Work Berlin, Germany.
- Member in the Australian Psychologist Society – APS
- Licensed by Dubai Health Authority
- Secondary Teacher (4 Years)
- Educational Psychologist (12 Years)
- Consultant Psychologist in Private Practice (8 Years)