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How we can help

A child is usually referred to an educational psychologist such as myself following parenting or school concerns about their progress at school. These concerns can be multifaceted. Most commonly the child is experiencing difficulties with learning, emotional problems, behavioural issues or a combination of these.

The following are the most common types of concerns expressed by parents and teachers. This is by no means an exhaustive list but hopefully provides an insight (and reassurance) about the kind of difficulties students present with at the point of assessment:

Learning Difficulties

  • Reading, writing, spelling difficulties; Dyslexia

  • Co-ordination, organisation, perception; Dyspraxia

  • Maths difficulties

  • Concentration difficulties

  • Speech and language issues

  • Hearing and auditory attention difficulties

  • Autistic spectrum difficulties


Behavioural Difficulties       

  • Disruptive behaviour in the classroom, at home, within school in general

  • Anger and aggressive behaviour

  • Social skills difficulties, autistic spectrum difficulties

  • ADHD and ADD

  • Withdrawal, communication issues

  • Difficulties with family, peer or teacher relationships


Emotional Difficulties

  • Difficulties with stress and stress management

  • Depression

  • Control issues

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Self-esteem issues

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