Maisha M. Syeda is a senior Ph.D. student (Ph.D. candidate) in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the University of Calgary. She obtained her Master’s (MSc.) in the same discipline and completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and human biology from the University of Toronto.
Maisha is the recipient of several provincial and national research scholarships, including the prestigious SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Doctoral Fellowship. She is currently completing a year-long doctoral, clinical residency in Washington, District of Columbia providing mental health services within the public-school system, specifically for the vulnerable child, youth, and family demographics.
Maisha has extensive training and experience in conducting comprehensive psychological assessments, interventions, and treatment planning for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD).
Along with psychological assessment training and experience, she has experience in doing individual and group therapy and social skills training with children and youth with ASD and AD/HD and providing school-based consultations for classroom programming, behavioral management, and socio-emotional development.