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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, I 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 I was Chair of the local DECP and organised meetings and courses.

Within the NHS, as a Child Psychologist, I was especially involved with ASD, ADHD and Tourettes [Developmental Disorders] as well as Learning Disabilities. I 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.

 

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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, I 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 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 I was Chair of the local DECP and organised meetings and courses.

Within the NHS, as a Child Psychologist, I was especially involved with ASD, ADHD and Tourettes [Developmental Disorders] as well as Learning Disabilities. I 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…