The Educational Psychology Team supports inclusion for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) through the application of psychology. They work with settings, carers, parents, children and young people aged 0 to 19 years with SEN, and with 0 to 25 years for Educational Health and Care Plan assessments.
An educational psychologist is trained to understand how children and young people:
- develop their thinking, learning and problem solving skills
- behave and their relationships with other people
- understand feelings and control their behaviours
- feel about school and what may improve their school experience
- advice and support to those working closely with the child or young person
- a range of training and project work to schools and settings to build the capacity of staff to meet the needs of children and young people
- psychological assessments and intervention
- psychological advice for Statutory Assessments and associated statutory processes
Leeds City Council provides additional Educational Psychology support for Bramley Cluster.
This time has been allocated for early intervention and preventative work with the intention that a child's needs do not escalate.