Support from a psychologist

Support with learning, behaviour and development

All our schools, nurseries and 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.

Download our self evaluation reports and service improvement plan below.

Support offered

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.

Access the service

Most of our referrals come through schools, nurseries or 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.

Self evaluation reports

Our self evaluation was validated by Education Scotland in November. We are working in collaboration with colleagues from Education Scotland to take forward the recommendations in this report.

Download our reports below or view all our Education Scotland reports.


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