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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.

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Testimonials

Extracts from Letter from Dr K to Mr & Mrs F, parents of H

‘The very detailed report from the Independent Educational Psychologist Dr Hilary Dyer puts forward the diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance as an explanation…. Without doubt Pathological Demand Avoidance is a key feature of his behaviour and Dr Hilary Dyer has made some excellent recommendations to be used in the school setting to help with this…. The many recommendations made by Dr Hilary Dyer should be put in place.

‘Thank you for being you and for being so utterly wonderful with A. You really understand him, and it was great to see him tune in with you on the assessment day.’

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