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13th May, 2024

Alex Beese
Alex Beese
Job Title
Practice Director - Educational Psychology

In this edition of our educational psychology webinar series, we were joined by Dr Kirstie Rees, a chartered educational and child psychologist, to discuss approaches to mental health in children with learning disabilities.

Kirstie released 'The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People with Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Educators' in February 2024 with a positive reception - this session centred on Kirstie's book and expanded upon the areas surrounding it.

Find out more in the video below:

About our speaker:

Dr Kirstie Rees is a child and educational psychologist specialised in the areas of disability, neurodiversity, and mental health and wellbeing. She is passionate about supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and is a firm believer that cultural and social environment has a significant impact on how we understand children’s needs and diagnoses, and how they grow and learn.

With both personal and professional experience of disability, Kirstie works closely with parents and professionals so that they feel better equipped to promote the progress and enhance the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people they support. She develops practical assessment and intervention tools that can be used at home or in a busy classroom setting, and her therapeutic skills and extensive experience allows her to adapt strategies to meet individual needs.