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What do They do?
Who do They Work For?
Which Skills and Qualifications?
Treating Anger Management Problems…read more

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Statutory (legal) duty ­ to help children with special needs
Consultation ­ talk to many groups and individuals
Individual assessments ­ test for things like dyslexia
Planning interventions ­ looking to solve a problem
Training ­ training others to help them deal with a problem
Research ­ to help children in the future
Multi-agency work ­ helps to support the child and family
as much as possible
System-level work ­ advise on systems in schools
Keeping up-to-date ­ to know new ways of helping the
children
Multi-professional approach to diagnosis ­ early
diagnosis…read more

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The authorities that are responsible for state
schools in the area
A private school
Self-employed
Abroad…read more

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Communication
Empathic listening ­ listening and showing you
have understood by responding
Qualifications required:
A Psychology Degree
Experience in education
3-year doctorate in Psychology
Chartered status ­ with continued professional
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An educational psychologist would be called in after an outburst
or series of outbursts from the child.
Firstly, the child would be the subject of an observation by the
educational psychologist and the teacher to try to identify a
pattern in the triggers of the outburst and how to identify when it
might happen.
As much information as possible is gathered to make this
assessment of the child's anger, e.g. Talking to the child, etc.
Then the educational psychologist would help to solve the
problem by fixing teacher-student relationships and teaching
them both how to spot when an outburst might occur.
This leads to the child being able to calm themselves down
before anything serious happens and the teacher acknowledging
the child more to help them feel supported.
However, if these observations have uncovered any more
serious mental health problems, e.g. ADHD or dyslexia, the
educational psychologist will refer them to a specialist.…read more

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