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):
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- 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.