working with children, young people and supports families
An Educational Psychologist:
- Specialises in working with children and young people who are presenting with learning, social, emotional and /or behavioural difficulties.
- Has expertise in all aspects of child development; this includes cognitive, linguistic, sensory, physical, social, behavioural and emotional development.
- Can identify children whose development is either delayed or disordered and can advise about appropriate intervention and provision within school and at home.
- Understands those factors that facilitate and enhance development and learning and has knowledge and expertise in respect of how to achieve positive change at home, at school and in other social settings.
- Understands how Nurseries, Schools, Academies, Special Schools and Colleges of Further Education work and understands how best to promote efficient and effective learning in those contexts.
- Understands the complex dynamic of the many configurations of family life and the impact that family life has upon each member of a family.