Consultations with our Educational Psychologist
Educational Psychology consultations centre around joint problem solving. They are a great way to discuss your concerns, answer your questions and reassure parents who may be having struggles supporting their children academically, emotionally and behaviourally – we can help you understand your child’s needs and give you tools to support them more.
We can also offer you support with your own experiences and well-being as parents and discuss helpful ways to manage these.
Following Educational Psychology consultations, we will also agree on any next steps that can be taken to address your concerns. This may include actions such as:
- Introducing strategies or adaptations at home
- Sharing strategies or adaptations with your child’s school
- Planning a consultation with school staff
- Planning for an assessment by another professional/making a referral
- Agreeing to monitor the concern and to review progress after a set period of time
- Seeking further information e.g. from the school
Following assessments or consultations, a detailed report can be provided on request. This would be based on observations of your child’s strengths and difficulties, and will also include recommendations and suggested strategies for supporting your child. This report can be shared with your child’s school and it is also possible to arrange a feedback or action-planning meeting at the school, bringing together the parents/carers, teaching staff and the educational psychologist. The educational psychologist may sometimes suggest further assessments by a professional with different expertise, such as a speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, paediatrician or clinical psychologist.