Laura-Do Vale
    Laura  Do Vale

    Mind Matters

    Laura Do Vale is a trained clinical psychologist as well as a neuro-psychologist with over ten years of practice. She is currently doing her PhD from the University of Estremadura, Spain. She has practiced at the trauma unit of the Central Hospital of S. Jose; at the oncology unit at Capuchos Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dona Estefânia and as the pneumologist at the Hospital of Sta Marta, Lisboa – Portugal. She now works at Muscat Private Hospital.

What is neuropsychology?
    April 16, 2011

Neuropsychology is an interface or application of psychology and neurology, studying the relationships between the brain and human behaviour, and practically dedicated to investigating how different lesions cause deficits in various areas of human cognition.

Preventing academic failure
    February 19, 2011

It is now common for teachers, doctors and parents to send a child to a psychologist, especially if he faces learning difficulties, or if the child’s attitude and behaviour deviate slightly from normal.

Children and Family ties
    February 5, 2011

It's easier than it looks. The best solution is to work less and spend more time with your kids and family. Sometimes we need to make choices for more free time – getting up early, sacrificing lunch hours, performing tasks faster.

Asperger’s Syndrome
    January 13, 2011

Asperger’s syndrome (AS) orAsperger’s disorder is an autism spectrum, which differs from classical autism and does not include any delay or retardation in cognitive or language development of the individual. As it is more common in male adults, many can live a normal life, and some individuals with Asperger’s syndrome have even become university professors like Vernon Smith, who received a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.

Motivational Cycle
    November 25, 2010

Motivation is a set of internal forces that mobilise the individual to achieve a target in response to a state of necessity, need or even an imbalance.