Dr Severine Thompson - Educational Psychologist

I trained as a primary school teacher and have taught in primary schools across both Birmingham and Sandwell for over 10 years.  In that time, I have been an assistant head teacher and SENDCo and have held responsibility for co-ordinating subjects and year groups as well as being part of the SMT.

I trained as an EP at The University of Birmingham in 2008 – 2011.  I have worked as a trainee EP in Leicestershire for two years before going on to work in Staffordshire and then Walsall and now Telford and Wrekin as an EP.

I have experience supporting schools in the implementation and evaluation of using a structured approach for youngsters with autism and attachment type difficulties and support schools through using functional behavioural analysis (FBA) and multi-element-plans when planning provision around behaviour.

My professional interests are in:

  • Specific difficulties acquiring basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • SEMH (particularly autism and attachment)

My Research interests are in:

  • Precision Teaching and computer based programmes
  • Story telling and drama as therapeutic interventions
  • Parental engagement (around mental health)