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Helping children and young people through key stages

For children who have suffered an injury, trauma or illness, every stage of their education is a key stage. For them to get the best out of education, see their difficulties reduced and their educational experience improved, they need to be in the right place with the right support. It is the role of the Educational Psychologist to assist in ensuring this happens.

Every child is unique, and so will be their symptoms and difficulties, which may range from mild to severe. Working alongside schools and families, and with the child themselves, Educational Psychologists who are skilled and experienced in working with children in such circumstances will carry out comprehensive assessments in the place where the child is most comfortable.

These specialist assessments may include psychometric, written and verbal tests, observations and interviews with parents, SENCOs and teachers. The EP will use the results of the assessment to advise the best school environment for the child, for example Special Needs or Mainstream, and the resources and support to which the child should have access.

The report will inform the child’s Rehabilitation Development Plan, and may also contain further recommendations around therapy, rehabilitation, how to support transition to a new school and educational development.

Giving Rehabilitation Case Managers the support they need

It can be hard to find Educational Psychologists with the skills and experience to provide assessment and rehabilitation support for children with complex difficulties or disabilities. Our large network includes professionals in all specialist areas of Educational Psychology, so we will be able to help, and often at short notice.

Our EPs are of the highest calibre, pre-vetted and are accustomed to working effectively in teams with other rehabilitation professionals including speech and language therapists and physiotherapists.

Your dedicated client manager will support you with administration, bookings, delivering high quality, clear and practical reports and arranging further support, meetings or assessments as necessary.

Our Educational Psychology services include;
  • Comprehensive range of tailored, specialist educational assessments
  • Report containing recommendations including;
    • Type of school
    • Additional support or resources needed within school or at home
    • Support needed to ease transition to a new school
    • Any ongoing therapy recommendations
  • Delivery of ongoing therapy based on the recommendations made
  • Liaison with MDT in regards to implementing strategies
  • Update reports throughout rehabilitation showing any improvements the client has made and any changes in goals or recommendations.

Why Psychology Direct?

  • Largest network of EPs in the UK including EPs specialising in rehabilitation
  • High quality, practical reports provided within 2 weeks
  • Flexibility to carry out assessments wherever the child is most comfortable
  • EPs experienced in working as part of a wider therapeutic team
  • Empathetic, helpful and efficient client manager available for guidance and support
  • We handle all administration

Get in touch

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Unfortunately not, we only work business to business, through solicitors, local authorities, CPS, case management companies and schools. If you are a private individual looking for a psychologist please speak with your solicitor, school, GP or insurer.

If you wish to locate a Psychologist yourself then visit the British Psychological Society’s website at https://www.bps.org.uk/

Absolutely not! Our service is based on providing excellent value – and added value.

Not only will we secure you an appropriately qualified and experienced Psychologist for your case without all the time and hassle of searching for one yourself, but we’ll handle all administration, bookings and ensure you get the report on time plus you’ll have a dedicated client manager at your beck and call too.

So you get competitive prices and all our extra support at no extra cost, meaning you save yourself time and money.

This is often an area of confusion. Understanding the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist can be crucial to securing the right professional for your case.

Psychologists are trained in human and emotional development. They use their extensive knowledge of human emotions, behaviour and mental health to assess the problems being experienced by their clients. Based on their expert assessment; conclusions, recommendations and treatment plans will be presented in a report as required. Psychologists use a range of assessment techniques including psychometric testing as well as varied therapeutic models in order to understand and improve the mental health and psychological well-being of clients.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors and as such are qualified to prescribe medication (such as anti-depressants) or in more extreme cases recommend hospitalisation, to help assess and manage the symptoms being experienced by the person concerned.

In some cases, it may not be immediately clear whether a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist is required. A complex case may even require both. Our extensive register of professionals includes both Psychologists and Psychiatrists, and our knowledgeable client team are on hand to give you the advice you need and supply the right type of professional. If you have any questions at all, just give us a call.

Our Psychological and Psychiatric provision includes neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation psychiatry and specialist educational rehabilitation psychology. If your case has some complex and niche elements, we’ll seek out the professional with the right skills to support your client.

At Psychology Direct we work with Solicitors, Case Managers and Insurance companies on challenging, complex cases. We understand the challenges of the client in the centre of your case and the need to find the Psychologist or Psychiatrist with the right areas of experience and knowledge, without delay.

Our extensive register means we’ll be able to find the right professional for your case, ideally within 24 hours, . You can be reassured your dedicated client manager will be on the case as soon as your enquiry comes in, using their in-depth knowledge of our register to secure you the right professional.