Areas of practice
  • Psychology

Psychological & Educational Consultancy Services (PECS) was established by Dr Shane Langsford in Subiaco in 1999 and has grown from being a single practitioner practice to now comprising seven staff who, under Dr Langsford’s continued guidance, conduct child and adult assessments for ADHD, Specific Learning Disorder (SLD: aka Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), and Intellectual Developmental Disorder (IDD).

Dr Langsford has a PhD in Educational Psychology, a Bachelor of Education with First-Class Honours (including a major in School Psychology), and a Bachelor of Psychology.

Dr Langsford is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Dr Langsford is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi), Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA), ADHD WA (not-for-profit organisation), and the School Psychologist’s Association of Western Australia (SPAWA).

Dr Langsford is also an APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists Academic Member. To be awarded Full Academic Member status, an individual has to have completed a PhD in psychology, have at least two years’ experience as a researcher or educator in psychology in the College specific area of practice, and have published a notable body of relevant research in the College-specific area of practice.

In 2015, Dr Langsford was personally selected from a shortlist by the then Federal Minister of Health (the Hon Sussan Ley) to be part of the 13-member Mental Health Expert Reference Group (MHERG) tasked with providing advice to the Commonwealth Department of Health in relation to the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. Dr Langsford was the only practising psychologist in Australia appointed to the group, and the only member in the group from WA.

In relation to ADHD, Dr Langsford has conducted 5000+ ADHD assessments for many WA General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, and Paediatricians; was asked in 2014 to be on the National Shire ADHD Expert Panel for the “A Snapshot of ADHD: A Consumer and Community Discussion”; and in April 2018 was the only Psychologist from Australia participating in the ADHD Institute’s “Meeting of the Minds” forum in Madrid (Spain) – which is an invite-only meeting “providing a forum for ADHD scientists and clinicians to discuss the latest scientific evidence and share best practice in the management of ADHD”. Dr Langsford was once again the only Psychologist from Australia invited to the 2019 Forum in Munich (Germany), the 2020 Forum in Stockholm (Sweden), and after a conference COVID hiatus, has been invited to the 2023 Forum in Berlin (Germany).

Dr Langsford’s PhD topic fostered an extensive knowledge of a wide range of disorders and led to the creation of the award-winning PsychProfiler, which is oriented to the DSM-5 and has been the most widely used Australian global psychiatric/psychological/educational assessment tool since 2004.