What do we do?
Connect to Thrive offer a full range of psychological services to support children and young people. Educational Psychologists can help by providing assessment and Psychological support for an range of issues and challenges to learning. Some of the things that we can help with include (but are not limited to):
- Autism and ASD
- School refusal
- Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
- Other learning difficulties
Some of these issues may exist in isolation, and others may interact in a complex way. Therefore, we try and gain a full an understanding as possible of the factors contributing to a problem and aim to clearly identify what the barriers to learning and emotional wellbeing are.
Who do we work with?
We work with children and young people directly, as well as parents/carers, school staff and other professionals to ensure that we formulate an understanding of what challenges and barriers a child faces, what they need and what interventions will work to help them move forward.
How do we work?
We work using a contextual model which means that any assessment or intervention will not feel intrusive. As a result, we gather information for assessment from a variety of sources to ensure that we have an accurate a picture as possible of what the child / young person is good at, enjoys and also what they find challenging. This often involves a mixture of home visits and school visits. As far as possible, we seek to work closely with schools to ensure that any assessments are not “one off” but embedded back into school based planning systems. Every child is different though and you will be fully involved in the negotiation of what the assessment will look like to ensure that we gather all of the relevant information.