BlackLight Learning

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Leona Black

Testimonials

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“Thank you very much for (pupil) report. It has helped me to understand his behaviour and to be able to divert more concentrated attention to certain points in your report” (Parent of Secondary age pupil)

"Just to say thanks for your quick response around the test, (pupil) was so pleased to receive that personalised certificate, it's on the wall amongst her painting work :-)" (Parent of Primary age pupil)

“Leona is well organised, thorough, and professional and forms positive and important relationships with the schools she works with. She has a very easy and helpful manner when communicating with parents. Leona is well respected by her peers.” (Manager)

"We were very fortunate to have worked with Leona Black for three years - she was very personable, extremely knowledgeable, supportive, and provided a positive service to the children as well as offering whole school staff training." (SENCo)

“The assessments Leona uses are extremely helpful in validating concerns and views of pupils’ cognitive abilities. (Named School) is confident about the interventions we use for pupils but always welcome new strategies and approaches from her that come out of the Joint Problem Solving meetings held” (SENCo)

“Leona has effected positive changes in pupil performance. I have found her input very helpful and her reports are thorough and useful. Her advice and knowledge about specific cases and her training packages have also been very helpful”( SENCo)

“Leona’s knowledge of SEN procedures and strategies has been really helpful and beneficial personally and for the school development” (SENCo)

“Leona’s Educational Psychology knowledge of Special Educational Needs Strategies has been extremely useful, especially her use of the “Circle of Friends” intervention which has had a significant impact for (pupil)”. (SENCo)

“Leona is conscientious and goal oriented. She relates well with a wide range of people – parents, pupils and professionals. She has an analytical approach to problem-solving and can be objective in her methods. I have carried out joint working and training with her and she has developed a good relationship with parents. Leona clearly keeps abreast of current professional issues” (Manager)

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