Consultation and assessment in education

I work within a consultation framework and start off by trying to clarify:
  • who is most concerned about the child at the moment
  • what their concerns are
  • what the question is that needs addressing
  • how this question may best be answered
  • what the next small step may be for your child
  • how adults supporting the child can best help 
It may be that our consultation indicates that educational psychology assessment is needed.  Assessment may include a range of activities including:
  • seeking different people’s views, 
  • observations across a range of settings, 
  • looking through pieces of work, 
  • analysing existing data, 
  • dynamic assessment approaches, curriculum based assessment, as well as standardised assessments. 
work with key adults to help formulate hypotheses which might explain the difficulties that the child/young person is experiencing. Once this information is gained I can help clarify what type of assessment tools would be best used to test these hypotheses.

Testimonial:
"I have really seen the impact of the work of Zubeida in the class teams. She has a great style which pin points where staff can make improvements without undermining the good work they are already doing" Senco
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