An educational psychologist helps children or young people who are experiencing problems within an educational setting with the aim of enhancing their learning. These may include learning difficulties and social or emotional problems. They offer a wide range of appropriate interventions such as learning programmes and collaborative work with teachers.
Typical work activities include:
- Assess young people's learning and emotional needs through observation.
- Develop/support therapeutic and behaviour management programmes.
- Design and develop courses on topics such as bullying for parents, teachers and others involved with the education of children and young people.
- Liaise with other professionals and facilitate meetings, discussions and courses. Conduct active research.