Educational psychologists could be seen as ‘learning experts’. They focus on the ways people best learn, and how learning can be adjusted so that the material in question is understood, retained, and best serves the learner.
They don’t just look at the ways people think, but also at the waysemotions, behaviours, and environments affect learning.
Where do educational psychologists work?
It’s true that most educational psychologists work in the education system, and with children. They visit or work at schools, and are often just referred to as ‘school psychologists’. Educational institutions often provide such psychologists. But many work independently, meaning you can hire them privately should you so choose.
Educational psychologists are also found consulting in organisations and companies. This can vary from local authorities and private research firms, to corporations concerned about employees, and to enterprises creating learning materials.
Some even make a career out of focusing on adult learning and never work with children at all. Others just work in research.
Who do educational psychotherapists work with?
Again, educational psychologists don’t just work with students. They also work with employees, teachers, administrators, human resources teams, organisations, creators of learning materials, the legal system, and the government.
And educational psychologists don’t work with just kids. They also work with teens and adults. An example would be adults with learning disabilities needing help to learn life skills.
What sorts of subjects do educational psychologists help with?
Educational psychologists can help with the following:
Feel your child is not learning or developing as they should? And not happy with the evaluations and/or suggested strategies offered by teachers? Worried they need to be transferred to a more appropriate school?
You can ask your child’s school to arrange for an assessment. An educational psychologist will be called to the school to meet with and observe your child, and to talk to the teachers involved.
The wait can often be long and you might feel you need an assessment more urgently. Or perhaps you are at odds with your child’s school and curious to get an outside opinion. In such cases you are free to hire an educational psychologist privately, that you can your child can go visit together.
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