The psychologist writes a report, including recommendations to support the child’s learning
Working off site, the psychologist will write a report summarising the results of their visit, including scoring and analysing any assessments. The final report will include recommendations on how school and parents/carers can support the child’s learning.
If the EP is satisfied that there is enough evidence to indicate the child has dyslexia or dyscalculia, this will be stated in the report.
Note that ADHD and ASD can only be diagnosed by a paediatrician. The EP report may suggest, given the results of their visit, that further investigation by a clinician e.g. paediatrician, is warranted. Parents may choose to share the EP report with other clinicians, as triangulation of information helps the professionals build a richer picture of the child’s concerns.
EP reports are not essential to make an EHCP application, however they can be submitted as part of the evidence. An EP assessment and report will be conducted by the Local Authority once an EHCP application has been approved.