A range of services are available for independent and state schools including nurseries, primary and secondary schools, sixth form colleges and special schools. In order to ensure that we are able to provide a service that is tailored to your requirements, we will be happy to meet you to discuss the needs of your educational establishment.Read More
Our team of professionals are experienced and are able to deliver a high quality of services that are research and evidence based. This can range from individual work or group work with children and young people, family work, and school staff support through training. The support we offer is based on the needs of the school.Read More
The Ed Psych Practice provides an international service where a therapist or multi-disciplinary team will travel to your home or school in most places around the world. Our international service has proved to be a popular choice for parents living in countries where services for children with special needs may not be particularly well developed, or for expatriate families keen to maintain appropriate support for their child while abroad. Our therapists ensure that each child’s needs are managed in a holistic manner.Read More
Schools can commission an Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, therapist or other any other professional on our team on a daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis depending on needs. Alternatively, we can be commissioned to complete a one-off piece of work. We are also available to come and speak at staff meetings to talk about various topics and about the work that we do.
The following is a list of services that we could offer:
Regular termly or half-termly visits to the school for whole or half days. Work can include consultation with your SENCo or member of staff in charge of students with additional learning needs to discuss the learning, language, emotional or behavioural needs of students. Classroom observations, work with individual children or groups can also be arranged with prior parental consent. We can attend joint meetings between school staff and parents in order to discuss or review learning and developmental or behavioural support plans.
Early identification of developmental disorders and children “at risk” for school related problems can result in effective intervention at an early age. Research has provided strong evidence of the effectiveness of early intervention compared to no intervention to address developmental issues in children. Children presenting with delays in language, gross and fine motor skills development, and learning can be identified in the Foundation Years and Key Stage 1. We can provide tailor-made programmes that can be implemented to target areas to enhance development so that children can manage the school curriculum effectively. Our team of professionals work with schools and parents to support their child’s development by planning and delivering school and home programmes. Schools regularly consult with our practice to develop group intervention programmes for children with Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy needs to support the development of key skills in these areas.
We also carry out group intervention work for educational establishments targeting children and young people and parents. Group work for children may include building resilience, developing effective social and communication skills, building self esteem, developing life skills, managing anxiety, and developing appropriate study skills. Group work for parents may include parenting programmes, stress management, and activities to develop language and thinking skills. Parent coffee mornings can be offered focusing on various themes so that parents have an opportunity to work with us in an informal setting.
Training for school staff is offered on a range of topics including dyslexia, learning and memory, managing ADHD or autism, supporting social skills development, managing emotional and behavioural difficulties, language development and support for difficulties, developing study skills and metacognition. Training can be tailored to your needs; it can be delivered in a number of short sessions or as a whole or half day for staff development. Twilight sessions can be organised for parents on a range of issues such as supporting children during exams, developing study skills, balancing home life and work, and encouraging positive behaviour in children.
School policy development around bullying, supporting children with special educational needs, and monitoring student’s academic progress etc can be commissioned to The Ed Psych Practice.We can offer Staff Consultation Clinics where individual staff members can sign up for a half-hour session to discuss any issues or concerns they have. These are run in complete confidence: ‘no names of children’ and no notes are taken. Sometimes staff members might want some support on issues that arise in their classroom or in school.
Academic skills : Using active teaching and learning skills based on sound educational and psychological research to support all students; running study skills and exam preparation groups for students; and setting up whole school thinking skills programmes.
ADHD : Building personalised intervention programmes for students; training teachers and re-designing classroom layout and management.
Anxiety : Identifying ‘at risk students’; organising training and running regular group sessions.
Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome : Setting up personalised programmes and support provisions in mainstream schools, training teaching assistants and teachers.
Behaviour management : Setting up and managing consistent whole school systems for behaviour management. Individualised programmes for students with social, emotional and/or behavioural issues.
Social Skills Training : Setting up individualised, group and whole school intervention programmes aimed at developing student awareness, social understanding and social skills.
Bullying : Setting up and managing whole school anti-bullying programmes.
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia training : Setting up dyslexia friendly classrooms and providing ongoing training in identification, assessment and intervention packages.
Emotional Well-being : Completing individualised programmes and interventions for students: Setting up group, class and whole school emotional wellbeing support intervention packages.
Gifted and Talented : Choice of group based work (founded on a screening, assessment and intervention model) specifically for Gifted and Talented students or whole school work based on developing thinking and discussion skills in all students.
Underachieving students : We run exam preparation,study skills and learning groups for students who are not achieving. Besides focusing on academic attainment, we also work on issues around motivation and self esteem and explore other factors that might be affecting learning.
Group work : Running anxiety, anger management, social skills, and study skills groups.
Early Intervention : Groups for nursery, reception and Year 1 children to develop language, fine and gross motor skills.
Memory : Systems to identify students with working memory difficulties at a young age to provide appropriate intervention.
Supporting on-going casework : Including assessment, consultation, managing and evaluating interventions.
SENCo support : Preparing statutory assessment requests; supporting students with a range of needs.
Direct classroom support : Working alongside teachers in the classroom to support more challenging classes and/or to raise standards and achievement in particular subject areas..
Drop in sessions : For teachers and parents to confidentially discuss student issues.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy : We train teachers how to use this model of intervention to provide students with a target setting and problem solving methodology to develop personal independence and manage daily life.
When international schools or families contact us we have a detailed discussion on what we can offer to meet their needs and work is carefully planned so that the visit is productive. After our visit we continue to support families and schools via telephone and email communication and will re-visit on a regular basis to review, re-assess the programmes and targets, and provide additional support as required
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