Educational psychology services

Casework and individual assessments 

Every child and young person is unique and problems can emerge in a range of areas from the social, emotional and behaviour to learning and study skills. These difficulties can range from the general to the very specific and gaining a holistic understanding of their needs and the causes of their difficulties is vital to provide support and promote inclusive education.  Casework tends to involve classroom observation, consultation with parents/carers, school staff and/or other professionals as well as direct work with the child or young person. Direct work may involve standard cognitive assessments, dynamic assessment, person-centred methods or a combination.  Some areas of difficulty in which Airmed Psychology can provide advice and support strategies includes:

  • Literacy (such as reading, spelling, writing, comprehension)
  • Maths/numeracy
  • Attention, concentration and impulsivity
  • Memory/retention
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Exam access arrangement assessments
  • Communication and interaction
  • Emotional literacy difficulties (eg. loss, bereavement, anxiety, emotional regulation, self-esteem)
  • Early developmental trauma/attachment
  • Emotionally based school avoidancech

Training/CPD and supervision

Support available for educational settings staff and those who support children and young people can include: 

Staff and teacher training sessions, workshops and programmes which focus upon a range of topics/skills including:

  • Learning difficulties  
  • Emotional literacy 
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Emotion coaching
  • Using therapeutic approaches (including solution-focused approaches and positive psychotherapy)
  • Attachment and early developmental trauma

Other areas of support include:

  • Developing and supporting therapeutic and behaviour management programmes.
  • Developing and reviewing special needs policies.
  • Supervision and supporting staff wellbeing
  • Developing and applying effective interventions to promote psychological wellbeing of children and young people
  • Providing support and advice regarding statutory processes
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How we work


Airmed Psychology works closely with families and school staff to help children and young people to develop and reach their full potential.  We accept requests for work from educational settings, local authorities and parents/carers.  

Following a phone or email request, a referal is completed to gather background information and understand areas of concern.  Meetings are then arranged to carry out further work, consultation and/or assessment. Airmed Psychology uses a range of approaches and holistic assessments to identify strengths and learning needs of a young people. 

Work can be carried out in the educational setting, at home or in a neutral venue such as at Airmed Psychology's office.  Observations, one to one work with children or young people, and consultations with school staff, professionals and families usually take place.

A detailed report is provided which describes the outcome of the assessments, the child or young person's strengths and the challenges they face. Recommendations and strategies for learning  that would best meet the child or young person's needs are always provided.