Support from a psychologist

Support with learning, behaviour and development

All our schools, nurseries and other establishments work with educational psychologists to help pupils that need support with their

  • learning
  • behaviour
  • development.

To refer a child to us, please see below.

We assess pupils to find what stage they are at with language, motor, personal and social skills. In doing this we speak with the pupil, their parents and their teachers. We also look over the pupil’s work and may come to see them in class or other learning environment.

The support offered will be based on research and evidence and may include

  • advice on changes to the curriculum
  • intervention around learning and behaviour
  • suggestions for creating a support plan.
To learn about the Council's approach under the Additional Support for Learning legislation, download In on the Act below.

Accessing the service

Most of our referrals come through schools, nurseries or other educational establishments. In the first instance it is best to contact your school directly. They will be able to get in touch with us on your behalf.

If you still have concerns after this, you can refer your child yourself by contacting us directly.

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