Educational psychology services

We provide support to improve the educational performance of children and young people who have additional needs. We aim to promote the inclusion of children and young people in mainstream education.

We offer the following:

  • Assessments
  • Advice
  • Consultations
  • Interventions
  • Training

We work with a range of professional services and organisations. This delivers a co-ordinated approach to children’s needs.   

Who the service is for

Educational psychologists work with children and young people that have additional needs, up to the age of 18 years.

The service has specialist knowledge of:

  • behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
  • autistic spectrum disorder
  • the early years
  • dyslexia and specific learning difficulties 

How to access this service

This is not a service that parents, guardians and carers would apply for directly. Children are normally referred to the Educational Psychology Service by their school or early years setting. If you are concerned about your child, you should initially seek advice from your child's school or educational setting.

The service responds to requests from the local authority for:

  • a statutory assessment of a child or young person’s 'Special Educational Needs and/or Disability' (SEND)
  • on-going support to monitor the progress of those with a Statement of Special Education Needs

All maintained schools and academies can opt to purchase this service from us. Schools have the option to purchase time for assessment, consultation, intervention and/or training.

All elements of this service are handled through your child's school or educational setting.


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