I am always happy to be contacted directly by parents or carers …

I have many years of experience as an independent educational psychologist in private practice, working with children, young people and families – carrying out assessments, providing tailored support and offering ongoing advice.

Joanna Currie
A typical first assessment would involve:
  • An initial discussion with you, and the gathering of information via a questionnaire.
  • Observing your child in the school environment, where appropriate.
  • Individual assessment work with your child – this would usually include cognitive and attainment-based assessment, and may also include the use of a range of other assessment tools, depending on your child’s needs.
  • Feedback to you, and to the school, where appropriate.
  • The production of a short, accessible report – with practical suggestions.
Beyond this, I am able to provide an ongoing private educational psychology service, and I enjoy working with families over the longer term to share in the positive progress.

I have a particular interest in autism spectrum disorders, specific learning difficulties, behaviour management and mental health. I am a former board member of the SASC (SPLD Assessment Standards Committee) and previously carried out regular assessment work for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.

As an independent educational psychologist, my services are available to families in Devon and the South West, with children in mainstream, specialist or independent schools and colleges. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have, and to discuss how I may be able to help …