Educational psychology: advice for parents
If an educational psychologist does get involved with my child, will they assess them?
Wandsworth educational psychologists (EPs) work in a number of different ways, and testing your child may not always be the necessary. We work through a consultation model, where we build up a better understanding of the situation through talking to you, teachers and other involved professionals. We may observe your child, and might meet them directly to discuss their views and to do some assessment if this is appropriate.
The aim of this work is to help everyone improve their understanding of the difficulties, and positive factors in a situation, and help identify the best way forward to improve the outcomes for your child.