Our psychological service also includes neuropsychologists who support children's cognitive development, help them acquire bilingual language skills, and provide prophylactic treatment against dysgraphia and dyslexia.
The main areas of the psychological service's work
- Psychological diagnostic testing is conducted when the child applies to ENS, to determine their current level of psychological development. The main objective is to diagnose any contraindications there may be to study at ENS; at the beginning of their studies, the child undergoes a psychological examination to determine their psychological development in comparison with age indicators. These results help us approach each child as an individual, taking account of their strengths and weaknesses; children of older preschool age are also assessed to diagnose their psychological readiness for starting school.
- Throughout the year, psychologists conduct group classes under a programme to develop the child’s emotional-volitional and communicative faculties. The classes help children develop voluntary self-regulation of their psychophysical and emotional state, acquire an interest in joint games and activities with peers, deepening their social feelings, and grow their communicative competence; our psychologists hold themed focus groups aimed at particular aspects of the child’s mental development, as well as helping them learn specific skills and competencies.
Parents can make an appointment themselves for a consultation with a psychologist, or may also be invited by an expert.Consultations with parents can cover a wide range of issues:
- emotional problems (tantrums, moods, anxiety, fears, shyness, low self-esteem, aggression, self-doubt);
- behavioural problems (conflict, aggressiveness, restlessness, lack of interest in anything);
- communication issues (difficulty in establishing relationships with peers or family members; lack of friends);
- psychosomatic problems (obsessive movements, headaches, tics, sleep disturbances, urinary incontinence);
- family difficulties (problems with parent-child relationships, uncontrollability, stressful situations, divorce support).
- actively accompany children and parents during their period of adapting to the nursery;
- assess the adequacy of the child’s current workload and its compliance with their individual resources and capabilities, thereby helping to prevent psychological overload and nervous breakdowns;
- work with teachers to help them take an individual approach to each child;
- provide psychological training for parents at the Parents’ Club, designed to help increase parents’ level of psychological competence. There is an information stand and also a psychology library.