Wellington Educational Psychologists specialise in supporting children and young people who have additional learning, social, emotional and behavioural needs
I have been working as an educational psychologist for over 20 years and prior to this I was a high school teacher. I enjoy working collaboratively with tamariki, whānau and schools and applying psychology to support a range of learning and behavioural needs.
We can provide assessments of individual students at the request of parents and whānau, schools or other agencies.
Most assessments take up to 2 hours. You’ll receive a written report profiling the student’s learning strengths and needs relating to cognitive skills.
We can provide whānau and teachers with specific feedback of individual student’s needs and help to identify goals and next steps.
We work with schools to design bespoke training and support and help schools identify and develop school wide support for students with diverse needs
If requested, we can provide parents and teachers with a further, in-depth assessment of each student’s needs and environment to identify goals and next steps.
Working with schools to review policies, processes and resources in order to identify and develop school-wide support for students with diverse needs
"Karen has been amazing to work with. Our son really clicked with her. She helped him in a big way and had some very practical ideas as well. Karen has given great support to the school too. As the parents we have felt well listened to and very supported not only throughout but ongoing as well."
Karen started seeing me to help with a few issues I had with my anger and emotions. I really liked Karen for many reasons like she was friendly and I felt very comfortable around her."
" Karen always helped me look back and see what I could have done better and together we can up with ideas and strategies and soon I could look back and be proud of how I managed myself. Anyway overall Karen is great and helped me come very far and all thanks to Karen I can now do stuff differently.
"We are thankful for a service which provides professional and quality assessments, interventions, and practitioners who establish excellent rapport with the students.