What is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist?

Educational and Developmental Psychologists have skills and experience in working with children and young people and have knowledge of child development, learning and behaviour. They specialise in the assessment of children’s learning and the treatment of a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems in children. Educational and Developmental psychologists have knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Identifying and clarifying problems
  • Diagnosing disabilities and disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Assessing developmental, learning and behavioural difficulties
  • Designing effective treatment programs
  • Counselling
  • Consulting with individuals or groups
  • Designing training programs
  • Evaluating programs and interventions
  • Designing professional development programs.