Children's Services

Hampshire Educational Psychology (HEP)

Educational Psychology in a nutshell

Educational Psychology helps us understand how children learn, develop, feel and get along together.

HEP Educational Psychologists have:

  • In-depth knowledge of psychological theories and their practical application
  • A thorough understanding of child development
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the education system and how children learn
  • Significant experience of working with children  and young people

The goal of the Educational Psychologist is to:

  • Identify and overcome barriers to learning
  • Assist parents, carers and teachers to develop interventions for children with needs such as:
    • Emotional and motivational issues
    • Attention difficulties and ADHD
    • Literacy difficulties, including dyslexia
    • Social communication difficulties, including autism
    • Teach pupils and students how to work more efficiently