Is your child struggling in school?
Have exam results been a shock?
Every school wants the same thing for a student: to succeed in the classroom and grow as a confident learner.
But schools are busy places, and even with the best intentions a child may be overlooked or no support can be provided - especially when the problem isn't seen as severe or learning support resources are limited.
Straightforward difficulties with reading and spelling tend to be easiest to identify. But if there is a tangle of issues with listening, writing, attention or exam performance, schools can find it tricky to know how to help.
You need a plan.
How I can help
I provide practical academic solutions.
I use a combination of cognitive testing and dynamic assessment over 2 sessions. I assess reading, spelling and writing strategies as well as exam technique. We then meet to discuss:
- A practical explanation of your child’s profile
- What I think is going wrong
- What effective support would look like and why
- How best to achieve this
- What you will need to provide out of school
- What is reasonable to expect from your school
- How to collaborate effectively with your school
You will come away with the confidence to take action.
How are you different from an educational psychologist?
An educational psychologist assesses a child to give a diagnosis but having a diagnosis does not entitle your child to support.
I assess a child to provide practical academic solutions.