Help for Psychology

Kaylee Weaver - Assistant Psychologist

My desire to help people is what motivated me to undertake a degree in Psychology. My interest in using my knowledge of psychology when supporting individuals with autistic spectrum disorder grew further during my time as an undergraduate as I had the opportunity to be involved in research exploring why children with autism do not pretend play, as well as how young adults with autistic spectrum disorder experience the transition to higher education and the influence of social relationships during this time.

Having gained a first class degree from the University of East Anglia, and experience of conducting research with individuals on the autistic spectrum, my passion to support those with autism and their families developed

further having worked with children and adults with autism and complex development disabilities, as well as challenging behaviour, for over six years as a support worker and assistant practitioner in the community. My experience has helped me develop a flexible and person centred approach when working with individuals with autism which will allow me to carry out cognitive assessments within the Help for Psychology team which are tailored to meet each individual child's needs.

Ultimately I have a strong desire to provide meaningful support to children on the autistic spectrum and their families, and assisting the Help for Psychology team in becoming a recognised centre of excellence for autism and PDA.

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