Mr S R – Educational Psychologist
I have worked as a SENCO for 10 years in primary and secondary schools. I have been an Educational Psychologist for 16 years working in mainstream schools, special schools, academies, maintained schools and independent schools. I have carried out assessments in over 100 schools and nurseries during that period for children and young people age 2- 19. This has included psychological advice for statutory purposes for over 250 young people.
I have extensive experience in working with children who are presenting with a range of issues, including:
• behavioural, emotional and social difficulties,
• communication and speech and language difficulties,
• physical difficulties,
• specific or general learning difficulties,
• attachment and abuse related difficulties,
• anxiety, depression & school refusal
• language and communication difficulties
• developmental delay
• Autistic Spectrum Disorders/Asperger’s Syndrome
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
I am an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham University School of Education. I have supervised 4 doctoral students training as Educational Psychologist in the past 10 years. I am an experienced trainer, having presented on a wide range of Psychology related topics to both small and large audiences.
I regularly work collaboratively with a range of other professionals, including doctors (and other health professionals), social workers, CAMHS and other agencies for young people and families. I currently have a enhanced role as a Autism and ADHD assessment multiagency pathway team member for the Local Authority I work for.
I have always exceeded the 40 hours continuing professional development that is required annually, by the British Psychological Society.
I am trained and experienced in a wide range of assessment techniques and have a high degree of success in getting young people to engage with me. I am currently in the latter stages of a doctoral degree research study through Cardiff University looking at how school based lessons can improve mental health and emotional intelligence in young people.
M.Sc. Educational Psychology University of Birmingham 2000
Post Graduate Certificate in Education University of Leicester 1988
B.Sc (Hons) Psychology University of East London 1987
Registered Psychologist with the HCPC
Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the BPS Division of Child and Educational Psychology
Member of the Association of Educational Psychologists
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Topic (a selection of training undertaken) Date
ADOS user training 2009
1-2-3 Magic trainer training 2010
ADHD assessment and treatment 2003
Motivational Interviewing 2013
Education and Health Care Plan development 2013
Multi agency working 2007
Dyslexia assessment 2009
Developmental disorders 2004
Anxiety awareness 2015
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 2010