Educational Psychology assessments update January 2021 – COVID 19
I am currently working with staff and parents over video. Assessments with school age children are currently being carried out in the meeting room at The Holiday Inn, Central Milton Keynes.
The hotel has a COVID 19 risk assessment in place which includes a large meeting room to allow for social distancing and use of hand sanitisers and cleaning materials which are used throughout the assessment.
There is a comfortable area for parents to wait with free coffee and Wi-Fi and parking outside the hotel.
Here is some recent feedback from a parent and student about the assessment process.
“The video call with Lisa before our meeting was really helpful. The venue was easy to find, with plenty of paid parking and felt very Covid-safe. The student room was more than large enough, and the outside suite was comfortable, with free wi-fi and coffee facilities for waiting parents (so a good opportunity to catch up online!).Sam’s comments (parent)
“Lisa was very nice and explained everything very well. The venue and room was quiet and relaxing and very Covid-safe. I even got to go for a walk locally, at breaktime.”Student’s comments
Please continue to bring a pencil case, water bottle and hand sanitiser. A face covering is needed when walking into the hotel and to the toilet but not when seated or during the assessment.
Based in Milton Keynes I provide assessments or individual support for children/ young people from 2-18 years who have a range of needs (e.g. dyslexia, learning, ASD, ADHD, behaviour, social and emotions
I run training courses or consultations for staff, parents or carers
I work in partnership with staff in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas, carers, parents and case managers to develop achievable, positive strategies. Described by staff as “approachable and realistic”
I Work face to face, over the phone or over Facetime
My largest interest is in reducing stress, I have researched and written the Let’s Chill relaxation programmes that teach yoga to young people and adults.
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