The East Sussex Psychology Service work with young people (between 0-25 years of age) their families and schools. They support the cognitive development, emotional and social wellbeing of young people. In addition, they support the professional development of school staff and the well-being of school staff and families.

Child Development – Contextual Factors

Dr Daniella Alexandra is an Educational Psychologist who works at East Sussex Psychology Service.

This Webinar looks at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Bronfenbrenner’s Eco-systemic model to highlight the broad range of contexts that can impact upon a child’s development.  Participants are also introduced to the Interactive Factors Framework and shown how this tool can be used to develop initial hypotheses about pupils presenting with difficulties at school.  The webinar contains theoretical ideas and practical strategies to help teachers develop good practice at the start of their teaching careers.

Language Development – Inclusive Strategies

Dr Nathalie Hojka is an Educational Psychologist who works at East Sussex Psychology Service.

This Webinar looks at young peoples’ language development and the importance language plays in helping us to make sense of our world. It explores Vygotsky’s theories in relation to language development as a social process and a prerequisite to the development of cognition. The Webinar considers the impact of language development on young people’s learning, mental health and emotional wellbeing. It concludes with five inclusive strategies to support language development in the classroom.

Psychology of Learning

Helen Chappell is a Senior Educational Psychologist who works at East Sussex Psychology Service.

This Webinar looks at the contribution psychology can make to the learning and development of all pupils. The webinar exemplifies key strategies that can be directly applied to the classroom and makes clear and meaningful links to the psychological theory of Constructivism. The webinar both provides a mediated learning experience for the listener whilst explaining the core principles to teachers so they can consider how to provide similar experiences for pupils in their class, especially those facing disadvantage. There are three key points for teachers to take away and apply to their classroom.

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