Badington House School

Special Educational Needs - Who can help?

 Clinical Psychologist

Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and enhance and promote psychological well-being. They work with people with mental or physical health problems which might include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Serious and enduring mental illness
  • Adjustment to physical illness
  • Neurological disorders
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Childhood behaviour disorders
  • Personal and family relationships

Ed Psych or EP – Educational Psychologist

Ed Psychs uncover children’s underlying problems and difficulties with a range of tests and assessments.

G.P. - General Practitioner

A general practitioner is typically the first medical professional a patient will see when they have a medical condition

Music Therapist

Music Therapists use music to facilitate positive change and encourage communication.


Paediatricians are doctors who look at specific health issues, diseases and disorders related to stages of growth and development in children.

Play Therapist

Play Therapists assist children who find play problematic.

PT – Physiotherapist

Psyiotherapists work with children who have physical difficulties including core stability, posture, strength and sensory integration.

SALT – Speech and Language Therapist

Speech and Language Therapists deal with a range of speech, communication and interaction issues.

SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SENCO's coordinate Special Educational Needs provision within individual schools.

SENPO – Special Educational Needs Placement Officer

SENPO's deal with the assessment and placement process. They prepare statements of special educational needs and implement arrangements.

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