Clinical Psychologist, Author, Trainer, Mentor, Speaker
BA(Psych)Hons, MPsych(Clin), MAPS, CClin
Lydia is a neurodivergent clinical psychologist and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists who loves supporting her awesome clients to find joy, connection, work and study opportunities through their passions. She often acts as an interpreter between neurodivergent and neurotypical people, helping them understand each other’s perspectives. Lydia enjoys tailoring autism strategies to the needs of Autistic individuals of all ages and their families, and empowering them to advocate for appropriate supports and accommodations.
Lydia has been working with neurodivergent individuals since 1998, and as a Registered Psychologist from 2002. She is a popular speaker, presenting at autism conferences around the world. She provides training on neurodiversity affirming approaches for teachers of Autistic students.
Lydia offers group and individual clinical supervision and retreats for psychologists around providing neurodiversity affirming autism assessments, and tailoring supports and accommodations for neurodivergent clients and their families.
Based on her national workshop series, Lydia's new book 'Beyond IQ Scores' encourages clinicians to pay attention to the qualitative aspects of psychometric assessment, not just the test scores. The way a child or adolescent approaches the assessment and interacts with the assessor can provide clues for further assessment, supports and accommodations.
Work With Lydia
Appointments & Assessments
Lydia offers autism, developmental, cognitive, attention, adaptive and reading assessments as well as counselling and autism strategies consultations.
Lydia is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. The APS grade of Member is a marker of quality and high standards. When consulting an APS Member you can be assured you are working with a reliable and dependable practitioner.
Latest Book: Beyond IQ Scores
Lydia's latest book 'Beyond IQ Scores' is an Assessment Handbook for Clinicians and due to be released in late 2023. Join the waitlist to get notified when this book is released.
Individual and Group Supervision
Lydia offers individual and group supervision for psychologists who would like to improve their skills and confidence in autism assessments and effective strategies for working with neurodiverse clients and their families.
Retreats for Psychologists
Our retreats offer an awesome mix of self-care, adventure, peer supervision, and connection with psychologists who are passionate about empowering their neurodivergent clients.
Lydia has presented at conferences, podcasts, webinars and workshops around the world on: Autistic girls, women, adolescents & adults, behaviours during cognitive assessments, and how to create an empowering assessment experience.
Lydia's Featured Interviews & Presentations
'Women in the New World' Symposium Speaker Interview
Ep36: Autism specialist & clinical psychologist Lydia Meem shares teaching secrets.
Creative Piano Teaching Podcast
TTTV060: Unpacking Autism with Clinical Psychologist Lydia Meem.