DR JOANNE RIORDAN
BSc(Hons), PGCE, DECPsy, CPschol, AFBPsS
Chartered Independent Educational Psychologist
Joanne helped me when I did all the different tasks with her. And she was kind, caring, and generous. I felt relaxed and calm all the time.
Isobel, aged 8
ABOUT DR JOANNE
I am Dr Joanne Riordan, an Independent Educational Psychologist based in the village of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. I support the learning, emotional, social, and sensory development of young people up until the age of 18 years old. I typically work with individual families and schools. I offer both face to face and remote services. I was previously a teacher and I am also a mum in a neurodiverse family.
I believe that Education can change lives, and that Psychology is a powerful tool for change. Therefore, I am very proud of my role as an Educational Psychologist. I love my job, and it is a privilege to work with children, families, and education staff every day. I specialise in Neurodiversity, and focus on promoting enabling environments at school and home that cater to the young person's unique strengths and difficulties. I have specialist knowledge of Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia/DCD, dyslexia, sensory processing differences, and PDA.
I am registered with the British Psychological Society, HCPC, and Association of Educational Psychologists, which only register those with accredited qualifications. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, in recognition of my experience. I am fully insured for my work and hold a valid DBS (to show I am safe to work with young people).
We have worked with Dr Joanne for almost a decade. We recognise the level of expertise that she is able to offer our pupils, families and staff and appreciate the sensitivity with which she is able to communicate. Dr Joanne has been a great support over the years and her advice, recommendations, and views are valued by both children and adults. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.