Below are some of the training topics that can be delivered by Educational Psychologists at Psychology4Learning. This list is not exhaustive, please speak to P4L directly if you have a training request that is not listed.

All training is tailored to the requirements of the individual school / setting and can be delivered to school staff, specific roles within education settings, as well as parents. It is usually delivered on school site, although P4L is happy to arrange an alternative venue if required.

Training can be offered in small, interactive groups, or as lectures to larger groups. Twilight and early morning training sessions can be accommodated.

Topic areas

  • Direct Instruction and Precision Monitoring
  • Meeting the Special Educational Needs of pupils
  • Working memory
  • Executive Functioning
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Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties

Dyslexia is a “Specific Learning Difficulty” (SpLD) that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Educational psychologists are specifically training to support children with literacy difficulties (including dyslexia)

Training can be offered to explain specific learning difficulties, the definition of dyslexia, assessments schools can use to identify literacy difficulties, and strategies / interventions that teachers and teaching assistants can use to support their pupils.

Delegates have provided excellent feedback regarding this course.


Dyscalculia / Numeracy difficulties

Dyscalculia is usually perceived of as a specific learning difficulty for mathematics, or, more appropriately, arithmetic. Our educational psychologists can provide training for teachers and teaching assistants on supporting pupils with numeracy difficulties, including dyscalculia, assessments that school can undertake to identify numeracy difficulties, and strategies on how to support pupils learning.

Delegates have provided excellent feedback regarding this course.


SMART Targets and Target Setting

Monitoring the progress of pupils, in particular those with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) requires the use of SMART target (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Bound). The implementation of any intervention requires it be measured, in order to determine its effectiveness and the progress of the pupil.

Training can be provided on the use of SMART Targets with pupils, and how to involve children in target setting.


Gifted and Able Children

A training session can be run that focuses on meeting the needs of able children, or identifying gifted and able pupils.  Or combining the topics into a lengthier session.

This course is appropriate for teachers and teaching assistants, to support the learning of the more able pupils in their school.


Study Skills / Memory Skills / Thinking Skills

This course is particularly helpful for teaching staff and teaching assistants when supporting secondary school pupils with exam preparation, as well as general study skills for the whole academic year.

Attendees learn techniques and strategies that they can use with pupils, to support their learning.

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Interactive Factors Framework

The Interactive Factors Framework is a model that Special Educational Needs Coordinators in schools can use in planning for the needs of SEN pupils. The model allows you to conceptualise the needs SEN needs of the pupil from a biological, cognitive, behavioural and environmental level.

A training course can provided on the Interactive Factors Framework, and how to use it to develop strategies to support pupils with SEN.