About Menu of Services: Educational Psychology Service
Derby City Educational Psychology Service is able to deliver a range of high quality services to support children and young people with SEND in Derby. These services include:
- One-to-one collaborative consultation with a teacher/TA about an unnamed pupil.
- One-to-one collaborative consultation with a parent about their child.
- Group consultation with teachers/ staff.
- Reviewing the schools SEN register with the SENCO.
- Joint problem solving with staff and parents / carers.
- Consultation with SLT focusing on whole school SEN procedures and interventions.
- Supporting SENCo with the Graduated Response offer.
- Individual psychological assessment for a named child (to include observation, 1:1 with the child, discussion with the parent and the teacher and feedback with recommendations).
- Assessment of learning approach and identification of strengths and difficulties.
- Standardised and Dynamic cognitive assessments.
- Using the British Picture Vocabulary Scale to assess a child’s understanding of English Vocabulary.
- Using standardised literacy assessments e.g. comprehension, word reading to compare a child’s achievements with other children the same age.
- Gathering pupil’s own views e.g. strengths and difficulties, self esteem.
- Considering access issues relating to the physical environment of the classroom/ school.
- Carrying out a basic skills literacy assessment and developing an individual programme.
- Carrying out a basic skills numeracy assessment and developing an individual programme.
- Carrying out a brief functional assessment of a child’s behaviour.
- Using the PBAS.
- Early Years developmental assessments.
- Curriculum based assessment e.g. PIVATs.
The following is a list of example interventions, and is not an exhaustive list. Bespoke interventions can be discussed with your school EP as needed.
- Feedback to teachers following individual assessment with advice and recommendations.
- Feedback to parents following individual assessment with advice and recommendations.
- 1:1 solution focused work with a named pupil.
- 1:1 personal development work with a named pupil e.g. self esteem, anger management, personal organisation.
- 1:1 literacy work with a pupil e.g. Funnix, direct instruction, precision teaching, learn to read, reading recovery, paired reading.
- Support around a child with school anxiety.
- Support around a child with selective mutism.
- Group work: Transition support for vulnerable pupils.
- Group work: Circles of Friends, Circle of Adults.
- Group work: Solution Circles, PATH (with adults).
- Support for Teachers: coaching for a named teacher (e.g. NQT).
- Parents: 1:1 with parents to help with managing a child’s behaviour at home.
- Parents: 1:1 with parents to help with strategies to improve their child’s basic literacy skills.
- 1:1 work over a number of short sessions with an individual child using a therapeutic approach; such as narrative therapy, solution focused work, cognitive behavioural approach, motivational interviewing. </ul
The following is a list of example training topics, and is not an exhaustive list. Training topics can be discussed with your school EP on any area of whole-school or small group development, as needed. Please follow the link for more information about arranging training.
- Developing emotional regulation skills e.g. promoting positive behaviour, rules-praise-ignore.
- Meeting the complex social and emotional needs of children and young people e.g. functional assessments and writing multi-element plans.
- Support for teaching assistants and midday supervisors around children with social and emotional needs.
- LEGO-based Therapy.
- Circles of Friends.
- Understanding and using precision teaching methods.
- Peer mentoring.
- Training teachers to use solution focused approaches.
- Emotional literacy and resilience.
- Self esteem.
- Moderate learning difficulties.
- Paired reading.
- Implementing the Graduated Response and how to meet the needs of pupils with SEN.
- Any other training need can be discussed with the Educational Psychologist.
- Project evaluation.
- Researching inclusion.
- Evaluating interventions.
More information about Research by Derby City Educational Psychologists.