Education Psychology Service
What can the service offer?
- support for children between the ages of 0 and 19 in developing educational skills and behaviour, and the well being of children and young people
- a consultation service for parents, school staff and other agencies and intervention with individuals/groups of children and young people
- project work / psychological research in the area of promoting good practice and evidence based practice
- providing school staff with training in particular needs and contributing to the LEA and Cynnal training programmes
How can the service be accessed?
- the service works closely with schools through the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, or a member of the Senior Management Team
- sometimes a parents or other professional contacts the service directly. In these cases they are usually advised to discuss concerns with the school as a first step
Why use consultation?
- it is a preventative process
- it is a cooperative process
- it is a process which focuses on solutions based on the skills of the individual or situation
- it is a process which takes into account environmental effects on development
- consultation can be used with individuals, groups or establishments (e.g. whole schools)
What can you expect from an individual student consultation?
- a discussion involving all who are involved with the student (i.e. discussion with parents, school staff and other agencies) in order to get a holistic view of the student’s development
- a discussion about the student’s development including areas of progress and areas which would benefit from further development
- a discussion about the strategies that are successful and ways of promoting further development