Ealing’s Educational Psychology team assesses children’s special educational needs and advises teachers, parents/carers, young people and other professionals in Ealing, how best to support a child or young person to achieve good educational outcomes.
We do this through:
- Working with children and young people to help them overcome any difficulties they are experiencing with their education.
- Giving SEN training to school staff and other professionals who work with children.
- Working with the Local Authority to support children’s statutory assessments of special educational needs.
- Ongoing service through the LA providing advice with Education, Health and Care Plans.
Educational psychologists are specifically trained to support with difficulties that children might experience between early childhood and late adolescence; including developmental difficulties, learning difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems, physical disabilities, and problems in vision and hearing. The impact these difficulties may have on a child’s life at school is assessed, looking at their academic performance and their social experiences. Each school in Ealing has a named educational psychologist who visits the school several times a term.
Many children benefit from support from more than one professional. Ealing’s educational psychologists are based within the Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs (ESCAN) and work closely together and in partnership with colleagues in health (such as speech and language therapists and occupational therapists) and social care - to provide a local joined up, child and family centred service
All professionals within ESCAN are registered with their respective professional body and take part in ongoing training and development each year so that a high quality and evidence-based service is provided.