If your child isn't achieving their full potential.
If you are concerned about your child's progress at school.
If your child is underachieving, losing motivation or becoming anxious about their learning.
If you want to find out if your child has a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia.
Educational psychologists (EPs) are skilled assessors with extensive training in all aspects of child development that affect learning. An EP assessment will identify the underlying factors that may be holding your child back at school.
EP assessments are broad based and cover all the different factors that may be affecting your child. Sometimes further assessments may be required which fall under the expertise of other professionals such as paediatricians, speech and language therapists or occupational therapists. The EP will advise you if this is necessary. Whatever concerns you may have about your child’s learning, an EP is the first port of call.
An educational psychology assessment involves:
Meeting you and your child either at our consulting rooms or, in some cases, at school.
Spending time talking with and observing your child.
Carrying out tests of intellectual development and academic achievement.
A parent consultation meeting to feedback the psychologist's findings immediately after the assessment.
A full written report within two weeks.
What can you expect as an outcome of the assessment?
A thorough explanation of your child’s difficulties and the underlying issues which are holding him or her back. This may involve a diagnosis.
Highly personalised recommendations for how your child needs to be supported with their learning in school, in order to achieve their full potential.
Ideas and advice for working with your child at home.
Advice on a suitable school environment.
Signposting on to more specialised assessments, if appropriate.
An EP report which, depending on the findings, may be used to support an application for access arrangements in public examinations, such as GCSEs and A levels.
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Literacy and dyslexia
Attention deficit and concentration
Numeracy and dyscalculia
Specific and global learning difficulties
Confidence and self-esteem
Early years school readiness