“The purpose of learning is growth,
and our minds,unlike our bodies,
can continue growing
as long as we live.”
Educational Psychologists are experts in the science behind how people learn. They are expertly trained to administer assessments and tests and interpret the results. They are often best placed to assist children experiencing school difficulties.
All psychologists must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), meeting high standards in education, training, supervised practice, ethical and professional standards, and ongoing professional development. In addition, Educational Psychologists have received an 'endorsement' from the PBA, indicating that they have qualifications and experience in a particular area of practice.
Usually an Educational Psychologist has a minimum of eight years of university training and supervised experience. Many work with school-aged children and young people. Their specific knowledge and skills may include: