Educational psychologists work together with parents, schools and other professionals to improve learning opportunities for children and young people, particularly those with special educational needs. Educational psychologists have qualified and worked as teachers and are graduate psychologists with additional professional training in child and educational psychology.
Educational psychologists work for the Local Education Authority. They each cover an area, and are responsible for providing a service for children living there.
They have knowledge and experience of:
How children and young people learn and what they may be expected to learn.
Different schools and how they work to support children and young people with special educational needs.
A wide range of special educational needs.
How national laws affect provision and services for children and young people with special educational needs