We use our knowledge of child development, psychological theory and research, and our breadth of experience to enhance the learning and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
Our educational psychologists have the breadth of experience to offer a high-quality generic service, as well as the expertise to provide highly specialist assessments, interventions and training. We also use our extensive research skills to support small-scale investigatory or developmental research projects within settings to affect practice and make an impact.
A school was finding it difficult to support a pupil with a diagnosis of autism and a history of severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The One Education educational psychologist in the school one day a week became an ‘objective professional’ in meetings between distressed parents and stressed school staff. She completed observations, attended review meetings, consulted with parents and staff and met with the young person, and a different explanation for the young person’s extreme behaviour began to emerge. The school described a “moment of epiphany” when they received a different perspective on the child’s complex needs as well as practical strategies to implement immediately. Within a short amount of time the school noticed positive changes in the young person and the relationship between home and school.
Leading to recommendations about appropriate intervention, a typical individual assessment includes discussions with staff and parents, involvement with the child or young person, feedback, planning and a written summary.
One day a week throughout the year providing regular consultation and planning, participation in multi-agency approaches, reviews, professional development, individual casework and the development of learning strategies.
SEN Support Helpline
An educational psychologist at the end of a phone Monday to Friday during term time to help you get the advice you need.