INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
- IEPS is company of British Educational Psychologists with a particular interest and specialisation in children who are learning in International Schools.
- Schools generally refer to us when they feel they are not fully meeting the needs of a child. No child is ever discussed without permission from their parents.
- We aim to provide schools and parents with consultation space for reflecting and identifying needs as well as giving advice and information on ways to enhance the learning and emotional wellbeing of the children in their care.
- We do this in a range of ways according to the needs of the children. These needs change over time and therefore the influences of developmental stage, home and host country culture, and religion, languages spoken, family structure, school environment and curriculum and many other things are all taken into consideration.
- If your child has been identified as having, at this time, some learning, behavioural or emotional needs then we will do our best to help you to identify more clearly what those needs are as well as their strengths. We can do this in a range of different ways:
- Skype or telephone consultation with school staff and parents in order to explore the concerns about the child and decide how best to support them.
- School visit to meet with school staff and parents and then observe and conduct individual sessions with the child. These sessions may involve any or all of the following:
- Cognitive and achievement assessments to gain information on cognitive ability, academic potential and current performance.
- Psychological assessments of wellbeing using child friendly activities.
- Observation of motor, sensory and other behaviours which impact on wellbeing and performance.
Once a child’s needs have been identified then further discussions around what can be done both in school and at home are held and a range of resources and strategies are identified. Suggestions are based on sound psychological theory and are supported by research where this is available. We follow up through a questionnaire, three months after the intervention in order to evaluate progress. On going support is always an option.