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How educational psychologists work with pre-school children
Pre-school children are referred to an educational psychologist
(EP) through the Pre-School Review. This is a multi-agency group,
chaired by the pre-school advisor, which discusses pre-school
children with significant levels of need.
This group meets on a monthly basis and is always attended by a
pre-school EP. There are occasions when the Educational Psychology
Service is asked by the Pre-School Review panel to provide
additional information about a child to help their understanding of
the child’s needs.
The service normally only works directly with pre-school
children whose needs are felt to be quite considerable and who may
not have made sufficient progress as a result of the interventions
made for them so far.
It also contributes to the Statutory Assessment Procedure for
pre-school children being considered for a Education, Health and Care Plan.
As well as working with other professionals on general
pre-school policies, the service provides training for pre-school
staff to support the development of pre-school children.