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What information does an Ed Psych need?

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WhateverWillBeWillBe Tue 20-Nov-12 10:37:07

EP is visiting school for the first time to assess DC3 (possible ASD/ADHD/dyslexia). Could anyone please help me with what I should include in my 'useful background information'? Thanks.

Handywoman Tue 20-Nov-12 10:48:53

Primary I would have thought list any concerns you may have. Then examples where the concerns are demonstrated at home, with homework, or around school. Information about family background, siblings, anyone else in the family with specific learning disability or neurodevelopmental problems either diagnosed or suspected.

More enlightened folk will be along shortly, I suspect. Good luck.


WhateverWillBeWillBe Tue 20-Nov-12 10:53:52

My concerns are currently four pages long without examples. I don't want to write so much it doesn't get read iyswim. Have missed out homework issues so thanks for the prompt smile

Handywoman Tue 20-Nov-12 11:09:22

Summary at the top, detail underneath. Grouped if you can e.g. triad of impairments, at home / with peers / with adults / in groups. Phonological processing with examples. Short term memory with examples. Executive Functioning (organizing, planning future actions in the short term, finishing tasks). Gross motor skills, fine motor skills. Numeracy skills.

Sounds like you've got it all, it just needs organizing so they an digest it with the minimum effort!

Also, remember, the teacher will also be doing a report so it's not all down to you!

Good luck x

WhateverWillBeWillBe Tue 20-Nov-12 11:20:57

Wow thank you HW, I've had to google some of those terms but I'm sure they will help. As you've probably guessed I'm a new poster, I'm feeling out of my depth at the moment so your help is much appreciated.

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