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Dr Hilary Dyer

Dr Hilary Dyer

Dr Hilary Dyer

Dr Hilary Dyer  AFBPsS FRSA is a Specialist Consultant Educational Psychologist in Independent Practice. Based near Worcester, Dr Dyer is able to travel to conduct assessments and observations.

Dr Dyer is a specialist in Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, and is able to offer assessments and diagnoses for children and young people who may be presenting with this condition.

Dr Dyer also conducts assessments of children and young people with  Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr Dyer conducts assessments in the parental home and also conducts observations and assessments in the child’s school. Over 80% of her work is related to appeals by parents to the SEND Tribunal. She is an Expert Witness, trained by the Royal Society of Medicine, and provides medico-legal reports for Appeals and Hearings.

Dr Hilary Dyer

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Dr. Dyer is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine with over 30 years’ experience in the field of Special Educational Needs; the last 12 as an Independent Educational Psychologist. Prior to this she was a University Lecturer in SEN for 10 years, and spent 10 years as a teacher in Special Education.

Hilary’s qualifications include a Professional Doctorate in Developmental and Educational Psychology (2001), a Masters in SEN, and a PCGE with Distinction.

Dr. Dyer is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Educational Psychologist. She is also  an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Dr. Dyer’s work is underpinned and informed by high quality evidence based research. She is currently writing articles following her research with parents of children with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome. Dr. Dyer is also a Research Associate in the Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton.

PDFDr. Dyer’s CV contains more detailed information about her areas of knowledge, skills, expertise and experience.

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“We saw Dr M today – he was incredibly impressed with your report.”

“Dear Hilary,

Thank you so much for this amazing report, it is fantastic. I will now write a covering letter to the LEA requesting changes to statement and school placement.

I will be in touch.”

“Dear Hilary,

Thank you so much. We are over the moon with the report.

I am just in the process of writing to the LEA and will let you know how things progress.

It was a pleasure to have you on our team and a breath of fresh air to come across someone so thorough and committed to their work.We thank you very much for all you have done and will contact you if we need any more help!

Many thanks and best wishes”