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How do you choose a good Educational Psychologist?

(8 Posts)
HisMum4 Thu 19-Nov-15 00:48:14


Things are so sad with DD2 crying and being upset every day. At this stage we just need to identify all the issues including emotional behavior.

HisMum4 Thu 19-Nov-15 19:25:27

I mean really, if you are thinking of calling an independent EP, if you are looking at a list with hundreds of names, how do you decide?

Yes, I know there are some celebrities in London, but do I really need to go to that lengths and expense? Would someone local be best because they would know local systems and be accepted by the LA, but in that case I might just wait for the LA ‘ EP.

Are there any sources I could / should access to narrow my list?

ouryve Fri 20-Nov-15 14:50:40

Oh, I don't know, I've encountered some really good LA EPs, but the one I met yesterday was pretty useless.

I need to search for a private one, too. They just don't seem to be easy to find, especially up here.

Fourarmsv2 Wed 25-Nov-15 18:31:40

I got advice from our school SENCO re EPs that had produced high quality useful reports.

zzzzz Wed 25-Nov-15 18:48:47

Personally? I think you will get better advice posting on here for individual issues. Let the LA pay for the EP, don't go private. Why aren't school organising it?

bbkl Wed 25-Nov-15 20:17:06

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bbkl Wed 25-Nov-15 20:18:13

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Ineedmorepatience Wed 25-Nov-15 21:05:59

We paid for an indie EP because school were saying there were no issues but we could see a lack of progress. Dd3 was tested in yr 6 and yr7 almost exactly a yr between assessments, she had made negligable progress during this time and had gone down a centile in writing which was on the 2nd centile! Her NC level was estimated as a 2b for writing her school had recorded her levels on statutory assessment paper work as a 5c!

We used an EP recommended by an SEND Advocate.

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