An Educational Psychology (EP) assessment can help children and young people apply for additional support at school, to help them within the classroom, or aid them in accessing exam concessions, such as extra time, if they experience learning difficulties like dyslexia, dyscalculia or dyspraxia, or if poor working memory, phonological processing, or processing speed difficulties are identified.
Our psychological assessments for schools can help education providers feel more confident in applying for SEN support from the Local Authority when an EP assessment has been completed, due to the expertise Educational Psychologists have in child development and learning. EPs reports are often used as part of the information gathering process to inform interventions.
At YPS Psychology we specialise in providing learning assessments for schools and academies to help children and young people up to the age of 25 apply for all the support needed to effectively manage their emotional and learning difficulties.
Our psychological assessments and advice relate to the four Special Educational Needs (SEN) categories, as referred to in SEND Code of Practice 0 – 25 years (2015):
More specifically, assessments relating to general learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, dyspraxia, and autism are typically undertaken.
Educational Psychologists are highly trained in building rapport with children and older students and most individuals find assessment sessions a positive experience. An Educational Psychologist’s assessment report often plays a key role in obtaining an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), which formalises the necessary support to be provided by the Local Authority. In addition, it often helps older students gain exam concessions, such as extra time or rest breaks.
In addition to offering assessment to school aged children, we also cater to students at colleges and universities. We welcome referrals from educational staff, HE settings, Allied Health Professionals, and individual students.