Educational Psychologists support young people and children with their:
- concentration difficulties
- emotional and behavioural needs
- learning needs
- physical disabilities
- sensory needs such as problems with eyesight or hearing.
- social skills difficulties
The ways in which Educational Psychologists support their clients include:
Meeting with parents or carers and other professionals to discuss a child or young person’s needs and how best to help them.
Multi agency work
Leading and/or participating in a range of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary panels and child-centred planning meetings.
One to one and small group interventions
Educational psychologists may deliver one to one or small group interventions to promote learning and emotional wellbeing.
They may also train and supervise school staff to enable them to deliver these interventions.
Visiting educational settings to gather information about a child or young persons needs using methods such as observation, pupil interviews and one to one assessment.
Research and evaluation
Designing and carrying out research to enhance practice and improve outcomes.
Educational psychologists support schools and local authorities to improve all children’s emotional wellbeing and experiences of learning.
Jointly identifying strategies to use at home, setting up and running training, delivering therapeutic interventions to help support parents' relationships with their children.
Supporting staff development
Examples include delivering training, staff coaching and providing professional supervision for specialised interventions.