An Educational and child psychologist might see your child for many different reasons; you or your child’s teacher might feel that your child needs support with learning, behaviour, communication or support with their emotional wellbeing.

Assessment work provides information about your child’s strengths and areas whereby additional support may be helpful. A report and feedback are provided after an assessment. This will include recommendations for home and school.

An educational and child psychologist will talk to parents and guardians to obtain a developmental history of your child and any additional information which is relevant. It is very helpful to share any information or concerns that educational professionals have identified.

Educational and child psychologists will introduce themselves to your child and explain in an age-appropriate way what their role is. Any activities or assessment work will be explained to your child so that they are aware of what they will be doing and approximately how long it will take.