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What can the Educational Psychology Service offer?

What can I expect from the Educational Psychologist?

For more details on any of the work mentioned below, please see our brochure. You can find this on the Educational Psychology Service Traded Services page.

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Work with a focus on individual children and young people:

Educational Psychologists seek to gain an understanding of the whole child and the environment that they live and learn in.  This is so they can best support others in working together to reach positive outcomes. Other parties they work with include:

  • Young people
  • Parents or carers
  • Teachers and
  • Other professionals

Individual work may include:

  • Observation
  • Consultation with parents, teachers and other professionals
  • Completing questionnaires
  • Pupil interviews 
  • Dynamic assessment 
  • Play based assessment
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Standardised assessments of academic performance
  • Contributing to statutory Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments 
  • Setting and reviewing outcomes/targets
  • Attendance at multi-agency meetings and reviews
  • Draw and Talk intervention
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Personal Construct Psychology
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing 

Family interventions:

Group interventions:

We can develop and deliver bespoke interventions on a needs led basis. Please see our traded service page for further information.

Interventions include: 

  • Emotion Coaching
  • Loss and change
  • Friends (KS 2-4) and Fun Friends (KS 1-2)
  • Therapeutic Story Writing
  • Circle of Friends
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy based interventions
  • Understanding anger
  • Whole class intervention

Whole school interventions:

Please see the traded services page and brochure for further information

  • School development projects
  • Soft Systems Methodology
  • Research
  • Provision Management

Staff Support: training and interventions

  • Staff support and supervision
  • Staff well-being and stress management
  • Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP)
  • Staff drop in sessions
  • Teacher (staff) coaching
  • Collaborative problem solving e.g. Circles of adults or Solution Circles
  • Motivational interviewing

Staff training:

  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training
  • Attachment and resilience
  • Dyspraxia/Coordination difficulties
  • Differentiation
  • Memory and Learning
  • Mediated learning to develop thinking skills
  • Use of ipads and apps
  • Memory and learning
  • Concentration and attention
  • Precision teaching
  • SMART targets
  • Draw and Talk training for staff
  • Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)

Please see our brochure for further information and examples of training. You can find this on the Educational Psychology Service Traded Services page.

And more coming soon....

The Educational Psychology Service can write new training packages on request. If there is a training package your school MAT or organisation would like to have but which is not mentioned here please let us know. 

The Children's Psychology Service also includes: