Educational Psychologist, Cardiff, South Wales
Educational Psychology Assessment and Consultation
Independent Educational Psychologist providing work for:
Schools (state schools and private)
Universities and FE colleges
Working with both adults and children: Based in Cardiff and providing services across South Wales including Cardiff, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Powys and Monmouthshire.
The best way to make initial contact is by email. Please state the age of your child, the area in which you live and the key areas of concern. A full reply will almost always be received within 6 hours.
'Many thanks for the report, its contents, and the swiftness in receiving it - I was not expecting it so soon.
It was lovely to meet you and X (although shy) did comment on how nice you were. She is much happier now she knows there is a learning issue and I have to say so am I. At least now she can get the help she needs.'
Parent, Monmouthshire, July 2021
'Thank you Tom. It is really interesting to read this report. I know very little about dyslexia, this really helps me understand and begin to make sense of what X is experiencing and also the things we can do to help her.
Thank you for coming to do the assessment and the lovely manner you had with her. I could tell from her tone that she felt very comfortable with you.'
Parent, Cardiff, Sept 2020
'Thank you again for your help, X said it was the best thing that has happened for him in a long time and I think it helped him make sense of what's going on......you had such a wonderful way with X and he really enjoyed your time, he would happily do puzzles with you all day I think!'
Parent, Cardiff, March 2020
'Hi Tom, X got into university and achieved 3 A-levels. With your report the NHS are providing him with so much support and equipment to help him. Just writing to say thank you for such a detailed spot on report, that really pin points his needs'.
Parent, Cardiff, August 2019
'To see her face light up, because she is gaining a much needed understanding of herself, made my day.
Parent, Cardiff, November 2018
'Thank you so much for the report. I feel it provides an excellent overview of X's strengths and areas for development. It provides a detailed understanding of the tests and comprehensive ways forward for X in the short term and long term.
Thank you so much for your calm and professional manner with X and I would definitely recommend you to any other concerned parent.'
Parent and Specialist Teacher, Cardiff, July 2017
'Thank you for your support and insight with [our daughter]. Having had years of frustration with her behaviour it was great to be able to pinpoint some areas we can concentrate on to ensure we’re giving her every opportunity to develop into a happy and well-rounded young girl. She felt at ease with you and actually enjoyed the consultation, as did we. Many thanks again.'
Parent, RCT, April 2017
'Your report was comprehensive and extensive and has provided us with a great deal of insight into X's areas of difficulties with literacy. Your suggestions for the future and ways to assist X during his schooling I have found to be invaluable.
We meet with X's class teacher, the school SENCO and X's teacher from the visual impairment team tomorrow to agree a plan of support for X going in to year 6. Everyone I have forwarded your report on to has commented on the high standard and clarity of your work. Myself and his class teacher thought you had really captured the essence of X and answered some questions we have been struggling to answer for a long time, so thank you very much.
On a personal level, X thoroughly enjoyed meeting with you, he told me that he really liked you (huge praise indeed from a 10 year old!). You filled him and myself with huge confidence when you gave him feedback about how good his verbal skills were. I would highly recommend your services and only wish I had called on you sooner Tom.
It was a pleasure to meet with you Tom. Thank you for providing us with something that potentially could be life changing for X.'
Parent & primary teacher, Cardiff, July 2016
'Thank you so much. [My son] felt at ease and he must have liked you to ask if you're coming back next year!'
Parent, March 2016
'Thank you for your patience and precision in writing this report. The whole experience was non-invasive and professional at all times. You made [my son] feel at ease and your comments are very reassuring.'
Parent, September 2015
'Thank you so much Tom for being able to conduct this assessment for me at such short notice. The feedback was excellent, encouarging and your kind and friendly manner made the whole process enjoyable rather than tense - I was very impressed! To anyone who requires the services of an Educational Psychologist in the Cardiff area I cannot recommend Tom highly enough. He is a true credit to his speciality as well as a genuinely lovely chap.'
Postgraduate student, June 2015
'After over a year of asking for help from the teacher and deliberating whether I should get her assessed or not, I'm really happy with this result. It's probably the best money I've ever spent!'
Parent, International School, May 2014
'I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the report we received from you. We had a meeting with the school's Ed Psych yesterday and she was very impressed with the depth of assessment and quality of production of the report and has recorded him as SpLD Dyslexia in order to ensure that he is able to access any help he needs in the future. '
Parent, June 2013
Hi Tom, I just also want to tell you that, the other day she asked if you could come back to help her with her Maths! My daughter doesn't always 'click' with people, especially when it comes to doing maths!! I knew she would with you. I just wanted to say thank you for your kind and approachable attitude.
Parent, April 2013
'Hi Tom. Really good report, I'm very happy with that. Hopefully I can build her confidence up and let her progress through life happy and confidently.'
Parent, October 2012
'Hello Tom. Thank you very much for the report. I've just had a quick read through and it appears detailed, informative and helpful. Educational Psychologist Cardiff.
I appreciate the time you have taken to work with my son and hope that you have set us on the path of finding a way to help him enjoy and thrive in school.'
Parent, July 2012
Dyslexia Cardiff Ltd., trading as Tom Pearson Educational Psychology Services.
Company number: 09546494
Registered address: Unit 3, Deryn Court, Wharfedale Rd, Cardiff, CF23 7HA
Director: Tom Pearson, CPsychol
Issues Covered Include:
Exam access arrangements
Pre-university and university-based assessment
Dyscalculia/ numeracy difficulties
Emotional and behavioural issues
Early identification of autistic spectrum difficulties and attention deficit difficulties (ASD/ ADHD) - although do be aware that these diagnoses should only be offered by medical professionals.
Anxiety and school refusal