Project Description

Helping Children Reach Their Full Potential…

An Educational Psychology (EP) assessment can help children and young people apply for additional support at school, to help them within the classroom, or aid them in accessing exam concessions, such as extra time, if they experience learning difficulties like dyslexia, dyscalculia or dyspraxia, or if poor working memory, phonological processing, or processing speed difficulties are identified.

Our psychological assessments for schools can help education providers feel more confident in applying for SEN support from the Local Authority when an EP assessment has been completed, due to the expertise Educational Psychologists have in child development and learning.  EPs reports are often used as part of the information gathering process to inform interventions.

At YPS Psychology we specialise in providing learning assessments for schools and academies to help children and young people up to the age of 25 apply for all the support needed to effectively manage their emotional and learning difficulties.

We Offer Assessments In…

  • Academic needs, including Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, and Dyscalculia

  • Behavioural difficulties e.g. ADHD, Oppositional, and Functional skills

  • Mental Health needs, including anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem

  • Social and Developmental issues, including Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Form 8 for Access Arrangements

Our psychological assessments and advice relate to the four Special Educational Needs (SEN) categories, as referred to in SEND Code of Practice 0 – 25 years (2015):

  1. Communication and Interaction
  2. Cognition and Learning
  3. Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  4. Sensory and/or Physical Needs

More specifically, assessments relating to general learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, dyspraxia, and autism are typically undertaken.

Educational Psychologists are highly trained in building rapport with children and older students and most individuals find assessment sessions a positive experience. An Educational Psychologist’s assessment report often plays a key role in obtaining an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), which formalises the necessary support to be provided by the Local Authority.  In addition, it often helps older students gain exam concessions, such as extra time or rest breaks.

In addition to offering assessment to school aged children, we also cater to students at colleges and universities. We welcome referrals from educational staff, HE settings, Allied Health Professionals, and individual students.

Need To Talk?

If you need to find a psychologist performing Educational Psychology assessments or therapy for children, adolescents, or adults, in schools, universities or workplaces, across the Midlands and North West, get in touch. We offer a no-obligation chat about our services and the ways in which YPS Psychology can support you in your life and work, fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible…