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Ruth Coppard

Educational Psychologist

Ruth Coppard

About Ruth Coppard

Ruth Coppard – timeline of career

Cert.Ed., B.A., M.Sc., Diploma in Educational Psychology.

Chartered Psychologist. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Counci

For some 15 years, Ruth wrote Legal Reports usually regarding young people and made Court Appearances when necessary.

2016-2017 Ed Psychologist , Wakefield MBC

1999 – July 2013 Child Psychologist with Barnsley PCT, CAMHS [now: South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust]

1982 – 1999 Educational Psychologist with Rotherham Borough Council

1978  Educational Psychologist at Dawn House School – a school for specialist language problems

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Areas of Interest and Expertise

Ruth Coppard taught PHSE and assisted all children through transitions. Ruth Coppard ran projects on Language Development in schools, reading projects, behavioural management, bullying, bereavement. For several years Ruth was Chair of the local DECP and organised meetings and courses.

Within the NHS, as a Child Psychologist, Ruth was especially involved with ASD, ADHD and Tourettes [Developmental Disorders] as well as Learning Disabilities. Ruth had a particular training and responsibility for Trauma and worked with asylum seekers. Also with phobias and anxieties.

Gifted Children: ran a group for 15 years

Bereavement: organised major conferences both within Education and the NHS

Bullying: Organised the first national conference on Bullying in 1991, and much INSET

Gave INSET on Asperger Syndrome and ADHD to schools frequently, as well as on a range of other topics [Circle of Friends, dealing with bereavement, language problems, SLD]

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From the NHS background and experience

Expertise in ADHD, ASD, Tourettes. How to manage these children in school and at home.

Trauma work for individuals [includes work with children who are needle phobic, who were in accidents etc, as well as with adults – parents and teachers] Therapeutic techniques.

Useful things for school: parent meetings with coffee about child development, problems, concepts like Bullying/giftedness etc; consultation to teachers re problems, staff meetings.

Also: Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing.

Designed the Educational Apps WhizzyKids 1 and 2 [for 2-5, 5-7] which has been downloaded almost a million times.

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About Ruth Coppard

Ruth Coppard – timeline of career

Cert.Ed., B.A., M.Sc., Diploma in Educational Psychology.

Chartered Psychologist. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

For some 15 years, Ruth wrote Legal Reports usually regarding young people and made Court Appearances when necessary.

2016-2017 Ed Psychologist , Wakefield MBC

1999 – July 2013 Child Psychologist with Barnsley PCT, CAMHS [now: South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust]1982 – 1999 Educational Psychologist with Rotherham Borough Council

1978  Educational Psychologist at Dawn House School – a school for specialist language problems

Read More…

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Ruth Coppard was involved with PHSE, and assisting all children through transitions. Ruth Coppard ran projects on Language Development in schools, reading projects, behavioural management, bullying, bereavement. For several years Ruth was Chair of the local DECP and organised meetings and courses.

Within the NHS, as a Child Psychologist, Ruth was especially involved with ASD, ADHD and Tourettes [Developmental Disorders] as well as Learning Disabilities. Ruth had a particular training and responsibility for Trauma and worked with asylum seekers. Also with phobias and anxieties.

Gifted Children: ran a group for 15 years

Bereavement: organised major conferences both within Education and the NHS

Bullying: Organised the first national conference on Bullying in 1991, and much INSET

Gave INSET on Asperger Syndrome and ADHD to schools frequently, as well as on a range of other topics [Circle of Friends, dealing with bereavement, language problems, SLD]

Read More…

From the NHS background and experience

Expertise in ADHD, ASD, Tourettes        How to manage these children in school and at home

Trauma work for individuals [includes work with children who are needle phobic, who were in accidents etc, as well as with adults – parents and teachers] Therapeutic techniques

Useful things for school: parent meetings with coffee about child development, problems, concepts like Bullying/giftedness etc; consultation to teachers re problems, staff meetings.

Also: Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing.

Designed the Educational Apps WhizzyKids 1 and 2 [for 2-5, 5-7] which has been downloaded almost a million times.

Read More…

Help Me Help My Child By Ruth Coppard

ASD for Teachers

What can you do? Make a timetable and calendar for the wall, so that each child can check for himself what is happening and when something will change. The timetable should give a lot of detail [starting school, lessons, morning, lunchtime etc etc] and...

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How to help your child to spell

BRILLIANT DICTATION Child chooses a short paragraph in a piece of writing s/he can read easily from a text s/he enjoys. Child looks at the few sentences and tries to learn the spellings. An adult gives the text as a dictation to the child – she reads the...

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Things to do with your children in the holidays

Bake together- you can use biscuit dough to make letters, or make cup cakes and decorate them Make Pizza for tea. Make bread. Take a lot of cream and put it into a screw top jar and shake it till it turns into butter. Make things with playdough – recipe on...

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