As an Assistant Psychologist, my role in the Student Learning Centre is to provide psychology led academic support to all students in IADT through 1:1 sessions, workshops and tutorials. The aim of the service is to empower students with the skills to become independent learners and achieve their academic potential. The Student Learning Centre also provides specialist support for students with mental health difficulties and neuro-diverse learning profiles including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers and ADD/ADHD.
We take a holistic, biopsychosocial approach with students recognizing that social, emotional and personal issues have a huge impact on students’, and that these areas need to be supported in order for students to achieve academic success. Our aim is to teach students to self-monitor, self-regulate and self-manage their difficulties, teaching them ways to set rewards, goals and targets for themselves and giving them the necessary tools to self-manage the learning journey.