The Educational Psychology Service is a team of registered psychologists who work with parents/carers, school staff and other professionals to help children and young people make the most of their education.
Inclusion and Support Services
The main aim of the Inclusion and Support Service is to provide an integrated range of education and social work services to children of school age who experience serious social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. These services are provided within schools by teaching staff and others with additional support provided through a team of outreach staff. In addition, the Inclusion and Support Service has two specialist centres in Elgin where more individual help is provided to children who have particularly challenging behaviour.
The Early Years Education Service – Language Support
This peripatetic service covers the whole of Moray and the work involves young children with pronounced learning and communication difficulties. The Service includes children with autistic spectrum and complex communication disorders within its remit.
The Early Years work covers pre-school children in the age range 3-7 years who have significant learning and/or communication disorders. A strong emphasis is placed on support for parents and the work includes pre-school home visits.
The Language Support Service covers children in the early years of primary school and the focus is upon specific language and communication problems rather than general learning difficulties. Supporting the transition into primary school is an important part of the remit. It is the peripatetic equivalent of language unit provision which has been established in certain other authorities.
Sensory Education Service – Visual Education Service
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English as an Additional Language Service (EAL)
This service aims to facilitate access to the mainstream curriculum for bilingual pupils, and to ensure equality of opportunity within Moray schools. It aims to enable pupils to take a full part in the life and work of the school and the wider community, working in partnership with parents. The service recognises the cultural and linguistic diversity of bilingual pupils as a positive contribution to be recognised by all.
Specialist Provision for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
The needs of pupils on the autistic spectrum are currently catered for within mainstream schools with additional support for learning. For pupils with the more severe and complex difficulties, provision is usually at a school which can offer enhanced provision.
There is specific provision at Kinloss Primary School for children with autism, which serves the needs of a small number of primary age pupils with significant and pronounced autistic spectrum disorders.