Most individual referrals to the educational psychology service come via the school or nursery setting a child attends, as EPs regularly visit educational establishments and work very closely with them. However parents/carers in the Dundee area are also welcome to contact the service directly if they have concerns or wish advice.
After this initial contact either by phone, email, letter, or face-to-face discussion as part of a routine visit to a school, the educational psychologist will come to a meeting, usually held in school/ nursery which should involve the parent/carer, the child or young person, if appropriate, and relevant education staff. Discussion at this meeting will begin to explore the issues and start to plan the best way forward to support the child in question with any barriers to their learning. The educational psychologist will seek to ensure that the views of the parent/carer and pupil are taken into account in any planning, and that the role of the EP is clear.
DEPS provide assessment that is consistent with the guidelines produced by the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology and the Association of Principal Educational Psychologists (link is external)."
Contact us at:
Dundee Educational Psychology Service
St Ninian's Primary School
Dundee DD2 4HB
Tel: 01382 432980
Fax: 01382 432977