Work in partnership with schools, early years settings and parents to support children with complex special needs, emotional and behavioural difficulties and to promote the achievement of children looked after by the local authority.
The service is delivered in schools through work with children, their teachers and parents. It often involves observation, discussion and assessment, all of which contribute to a wider picture of the child’s needs and help formulate plans to support them.
Much of our work is delivered around individual children though we also offer support for groups of children or wider school issues.
This work is supported by direct therapeutic work with children and young people both individually and in groups. Training to staff in educational settings on aspects of learning, behaviour and child development and advising the local authority on policies and initiatives and generally supporting the authority in carrying out its duties and responsibilities, including statutory assessments of children with special educational needs
To access the Educational Psychology Service please contact the SENCo for your child’s school.