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Project: Educational psychologists’ work with children who have a chronic illness

This project aims to consider how educational psychologists are currently working with children who have a chronic illness and what practices, approaches and perspectives EPs take.

How you can help

Phase one – current

In the first phase, I am looking for qualified EPs and TEPs to complete the online survey exploring EPs work with children who have a chronic illess.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time. You can leave the survey and return to complete your response within one week.

Phase two

In the second phase I hope to recruit qualified EPs to participate in an online focus group. You can find more information and express your interest at the end of the survey.

Project focus

  • Exploring how and if educational psychologists nationally are currently working with children who have a chronic illness. If so, to what frequency they are taking on these cases.
  • Additionally, I am exploring what practices, approaches and perspectives EPs take when working with children and young people who have chronic illnesses.

Researcher

Lex Scammell (Trainee Educational Psychologist at the University of Exeter)

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information about this study.

Research questions

  • What do EP’s regard as chronic illness and how does this relate to SEN? Does practice change based on this?
  • How often do EP’s work with children who have a chronic illness and in what context?
  • How do EPs respond to differing cases of children with CI? What practices, approaches and perspectives do they take?
  • To what extent do EPs feel equipped without further training to support children with CI?

Involvement

Online survey to complete followed by optional focus groups.

Deadline

30th May 2022



About Lex Scammell

Lex is a Trainee EP at the University of Exeter and has a strong background in early years and KS1 teaching and also worked as a SENCo. Lex's special interests are supporting children with chronic illness (mental & physical) and re-integration work.

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