Rajes Harper

PSD Evaluator

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Rajes is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with over nine years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and the educational sector.

She worked as a school psychologist both in public and private schools and her work has involved preparing funding applications for children with disabilities, coordinating the funding program, and overseeing integration aides in their roles of supporting students within classrooms. Rajes has also worked on Child and Adolescent Mental Health services teams.

Rajes provides school consultations regarding curriculum modification for students with unique needs or cognitive profiles. She works with students, families and schools to assist students with complex needs adjust to educational requirements. Rajes conducts assessments to investigate specific learning difficulties, giftedness, autism, ADHD and other cognitive, developmental, behavioural and social-emotional needs and has certified training in ADOS-2 assessments. Many of her reports are used by schools to help students access the curriculum according to their needs and abilities.

Rajes is a Member of the Helping Children with Autism – Early Intervention Service Provider Panel and is an Australian Psychological Society Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Identified Practitioner. She works with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and social-emotional difficulties, helping them learn new behaviours and regulate their emotion and works with parents and families on behaviour strategies and parenting.

Rajes is a Trainer for Triple P International and trains health, allied health and educational professionals in the delivery of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program both around Australia and internationally. She was also part of the KidsMatter team at the Australian Psychological Society, developing a successful national mental-health promotion initiative for children from birth to 12 years. Rajes currently also works as a Teaching Associate at Monash University teaching pre-service teachers in subjects such as child development and teaching students who need increased support (i.e. inclusive education). Rajes is currently close to completing her PhD and her topic investigates the features of multi-media learning that enhance skill acquisition in students with autism.

Rajes has been part of the AHA PSD evaluation team for more than two years.

Her qualifications include:

  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)
  • Certificate of Developmental Psychiatry
  • Current PhD candidate
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists
  • Registered Psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
  • Endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology with PBA
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Completed Certified Practising Accountant certification.