Making Student Wellbeing A Priority...

Supporting the academic and emotional needs of students with cognitive processing and specific learning difficulties through professional psychological assessment.

University & College Services2019-01-29T13:34:37+00:00

Project Description

Making Student Wellbeing A Priority…

Academia is a high-pressure environment that many individuals struggle to adjust to, particularly if they experience emotional or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). At YPS Psychology we specialise in the provision of SpLD assessments for universities and colleges, evaluating students’ underlying abilities and cognitive weaknesses, literacy needs, problems with attention and writing, numeracy difficulties, and organisation/time management issues, and helping them to apply for the support they need for a range of conditions including:

  • Dyslexia

  • ADHD

  • Dyspraxia

  • Dyscalculia

We also provide assessments of students for SpLD who have autism and hearing impairments. With years of experience working closely with individuals on the autism spectrum we are able to administer tests in a sensitive manner. Our assessments also cover English as an Additional Language (or EAL) students in FE and HE settings. We give careful consideration of linguistic and cultural variations among EAL students that may adversely affect their test performance.

In addition we also examine academic-related needs, supporting applications for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and Access Arrangements, including: Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulties, for Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, and Dyscalculia.

“We have been using YPS Psychology for the past 4 years to carry out assessments for our students. They’re reliable and very approachable, delivering a friendly and effective service. Reports are always returned in a timely manner and to a very high standard.”

Ali Bottrill, Keele University

“Mental health problems are more common among students than the general population.”

NHS, 2012

KEY SIGNS OF MENTAL
HEALTH PROBLEMS IN STUDENTS

WHAT TO EXPECT
FROM YOUR ASSESSMENT…

TYPICAL MENTAL HEALTH
PROBLEMS IN STUDENTS

TRAINING FOR UNIVERSITY STAFF

Our training sessions on specific learning difficulties have proved popular amongst student well-being departments and mental health staff. We ensure that our sessions are informative, interactive and applicable to staff working within their roles. A combination of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic focussed teaching is utilised and staff feedback has been excellent.

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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…

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