Where an education setting has identified that a child or young person has additional needs, they are expected take steps to put in place strategies and interventions to try to address those needs as part of the Assess, Plan, Do and Review graduated response to their needs. Many children and young people with additional needs do not require the involvement of an Educational Psychologist. However, in consultation with parents, where additional advice and support from a specialist Educational Psychologist is required, children and young people may access our service following an initial discussion between the Educational Psychologist and the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in the child or young person’s educational setting. If appropriate, the parent or carer would then be asked to sign a Request for Involvement form which would be sent to the Educational Psychologist.
With preschool children attending a private, voluntary or independent setting, the process of support from an Educational Psychologist is through discussion with the Early Support Team. If it is agreed that an Educational Psychologist can help, then the Request for Involvement form is completed.
Request for Involvement form:
Education Inclusion Service Request for Involvement By Educational Psychologist ( word 69kb, opens in new window)