What is an Educational Psychologist?
Educational Psychologists (EPs) specialise in the development of children and young people aged 0-19 years, primarily within educational contexts. They aim to promote the educational, social and emotional development of all children and young people. EPs carry out comprehensive assessments of children and young people, following guidance outlined in the Special Educational Needs_Code_of_Practice
and the Supplement to SEN Code of Practice 2005
. In addition, EPs provide support staff and deliver interventions in schools and are involved in developing and implementing a range of evidence based programmes and initiatives to promote improved educational outcomes for children and young people. They also work collaboratively with other professionals within the Education and Library Board and with agencies in the statutory, voluntary and community sectors.