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Educational Psychology & Therapy

Learning How to Learn

In 2015, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rated Singapore as having the best education system in the world. Although education is vital, it can be a highly stressful environment for any student be it in the local or international school system.

What is the role of an Educational Psychologist & Educational Therapist?

While there is some overlap in their roles and areas of focus, there are also some differences between an educational psychologist and an educational therapist.

An educational psychologist is a trained professional who specializes in understanding and addressing learning and development difficulties in children and young people. They may work in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, and hospitals. Their work may involve conducting assessments to identify specific learning difficulties, developing and implementing interventions to address these difficulties, and providing advice and support to teachers, parents, and other professionals involved in the child’s education.

An educational therapist, on the other hand, is a specialist who focuses on providing one-on-one support to children and young people with learning and developmental difficulties. They may work with children who have specific learning disorders, ADHD, or other developmental issues. Educational therapists use a variety of techniques to support their clients, including tutoring, coaching, and counseling. Their work may involve developing personalized learning plans, teaching study skills and organizational strategies, and providing emotional support to help children overcome the challenges they face.

In short, while both educational psychologists and educational therapists are trained professionals who work with children and young people who have learning and developmental difficulties, they approach their work from slightly different perspectives and may use different techniques and interventions to support their clients.

How can an Educational Psychologist & Educational Therapist help your child?

With education as a predictor of success in life, the services an Educational Psychologist & Educational Therapist provides are designed to enhance and help children and young people discover and fulfill their potential. Broad strategies are:

  • enhancing the personality of the child or young person
  • developing their talents to achieve excellence
  • collaborating with families, teachers, schools, and educational institutions to improve their experiences of learning
  • identifying and treat any learning difficulties
  • designing educational development programs to address learning challenges for special needs children

Can an Educational Psychologist help with the Educational Environment?

Promises’ Educational Psychologists do not solely assess difficulties that children may have with learning. They also provide advice and training on how schools can help children with learning and development.

What about special needs that the child/young person may have?

If a child is born with learning difficulties, or it is clear from an early age that they require extra support to learn or develop, an educational psychologist can help with both assessment and treatment.

If there are concerns that your child is struggling at school, it is best to seek professional help from our clinicians as soon as possible. Early intervention makes a big difference to your child’s success in life.

Get in touch with our Educational Psychologist & Educational Therapist:

Senior Educational Psychologist
MA (Applied Psych), BSocSc (Hons) (Psych), Dip (Ed Psych)(NIE), Registered Psychologist (S’pore), RQTU (BPS), MSPS
Psychological & Educational Therapist, MSW
PhD (Social Work), MA (Medical and Psychiatric Social Work), PG Dip in Learning Disorders
Associate Psychologist
BA (Hons) Psychological and Behavioural Sciences


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