Inclusive Learning Service: Stoke-on-Trent Educational & Child Psychology Team
Educational Psychologists (EPs) provide a range of advisory support and guidance to schools, and other providers of education and care, for children and young people aged 0-25 years old and their families/service providers.
EPs provide this support and guidance through pre-statutory involvement (e.g. consultation) and as part of the statutory assessment (e.g. Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment) undertaken by the City Council, and for those with statutory provision (e.g. Education, Health and Care Needs plan) in place.
The work of EPs covers issues relating to child development and education - especially under each main area of the Code of Practice for SEN, for example:
Cognition & Learning
Literacy difficulties, such as reading and writing,
Comprehension and problem-solving,
Memory and processing
Communication and Interaction
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Visual Impairment & it’s impact on development,
Hearing Impairment & it’s impact on development,
Co-ordination and motor development
Social, Emotional & Mental Health
Social development and skills,
Other mental health states
Stoke-on-Trent Educational Psychology Service, generally takes a solution focused approach which also aims to work collaboratively with parents, settings and other services, whilst placing the voice and needs of the child at the centre of all we do.
In the first instance, parents and others caring for/providing a service to children or young people should try to discuss concerns with providers of universal services (e.g. schools/other settings/visiting professionals such as Health Visitors), who will seek our advice for you or make a request for involvement from our service.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Dr Michele Perry-Springer
- Contact Position
- Principle Educational Psychologist
- 01782 234700
Where to go
Stoke on Trent
- ST4 3NR