Educational Psychologists are part of the Department of Education and Children’s Services within East Lothian Council. They make regular visits to all nursery, primary and secondary schools in the authority.
What do Educational Psychologists do?
Educational Psychologists work collaboratively with other professionals, parents and carers, to help children and young people overcome barriers to learning. They support school staff to enhance learning environments, to ensure they are effective for all children and young people, whatever their learning needs.
How does an Educational Psychologist become involved with my child?
If you have any concerns about how your child is getting on at school, the first thing to do is share them with school staff. If staff feel that an Educational Psychologist may be able to help, they will contact their link Educational Psychologist for a consultationor invite them to a staged assessment meeting in school. If the Educational Psychologist is going to become formally involved with your child, then parental permission for this will always be sought. You are also welcome to contact the Educational Pyschology Service directly if you would prefer.
You can find out more at the web pages on the East Lothian Council website or you can contact on telephone: 01620 827944 or write to East Lothian Educational Psychology Service, John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA.