Educational Psychology Service
Our Educational Psychology service offers support to children who have difficulties which affect development. This might be related specifically to to learning , behaviour and emotional wellbeing.
Educational Psychologist’s are trained to support schools, parents and children in all areas affecting learning and behaviour.
Their role involves working with schools and parents, gathering information regarding a child’s difficulties and helping to put into place appropriate strategies to support child’s development in that area.
During consultations, suggestions may be made to contact another appropriate specialist, such as Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.
Our E.P’s like to be able to contact other professionals involved so that a programme of strategies is well informed, and the support offered as a whole, is not disjointed.
Who is it designed for?
Our service offers support to children and young people who have difficulties which affect development. This might be related specifically to learning skills or in an area of emotional, social or behavioural development.
How do we offer this service?
Our service can be offered in both full assessment or consultative format, involving both teachers and parents. Ongoing assessment of children’s learning difficulties is now carried out in schools and this information is used when discussing strategies.
After a review of progress with these strategies in place, a decision is made as to whether further assessment by an Educational Psychologist would be beneficial to gain a bigger picture of the child’s strengths and weakness.