Educational Psychology helps children or young people who are experiencing problems that affect their successful learning and participation in school and other activities. These problems can include a range of emotional and social difficulties or learning difficulties.
An Educational Psychologist will work in a variety of ways. This includes observations, interviews and assessments of the child. They offer a range of appropriate interventions, such as learning programmes and collaborative work with teachers or parents.
Educational Psychologists have training in child development and how children learn, including those with special educational needs. They also have knowledge of the education system and how the education environment can impact on a child’s learning.
Children can experience difficulties for a number of reasons, including in relation to: