Dr Miriam Bindman is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in neurodevelopment and neurodisability. She has worked with children and young people for 25 years. Her qualifications include a PhD in Developmental Psychology, focused on children’s language and literacy development (Institute of Education, University of London, 1997), a Clinical Psychology doctorate (DClinPsy; Institute of Psychiatry, KCL, 2000), and a post-graduate diploma (PGDip) in Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology (Institute of Child Health, UCL, 2014). She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Miriam worked as a Principal Clinical Psychologist in the Neurodisability Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children from 2000-2014 and retains an honorary contract there. She worked with children with a variety of conditions and learning profiles, including general and specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia), visual impairment, autism spectrum conditions and physical disabilities. She works part-time as School Clinical Psychologist at a specialist autism provision within a mainstream secondary school in Barnet. Her private practice includes assessment, short-term therapy, teaching, lecturing, professional supervision and consultation.
Miriam has extensive experience of using standardised assessments to identify children’s learning strengths and weaknesses and uses these, together with clinical observations, the child’s developmental history, and input from multi-disciplinary colleagues to guide her in making recommendations to support optimal development and academic progress. She is also able to help with concerns about social, emotional and behavioural development and difficulties, and provide support and guidance for parents. She can liaise with school staff and other professionals who may be involved, when this is helpful.
Miriam has a special interest and expertise in autism spectrum conditions, and is a certified trainer for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), teaching on approved courses and providing in-house training to NHS Trusts nationally. She lectures on two MSc courses at University College London, in the areas of autism assessment and intervention.