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Stephanie S

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Educational & Child Psychologist, D.ED.Psy, CPsychol, HC

*PLEASE NOTE Dr. STEPHANIE SATARIANO IS AN EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST: SHE PROVIDES CONSULTATIONS RATHER THAN NORMAL TUTORING*

I am an Educational and Child Psychologist, specialising in paediatric neuropsychology. My practice is built on the strong belief that every young person has the chance to succeed, and that through an in-depth understanding of their strengths and areas of difficulty we can facilitate their development.

Through my experience I have learnt that studying is not an innate ability, but rather an acquired skill and through my assessment we can better understand young people's strengths and areas for development, to help them develop this skill and succeed in life, and academically.

I completed my Doctoral thesis in the area of gifted education. I investigated the impact of a variety of factors on academic achievement in ‘intellectually gifted’ pupils. The conclusion of which was that intellectually gifted pupils are bored with the national curriculum, and this boredom is negatively impacting their academic achievement. I also carried out a systematic literature review on 'enrichment programmes'.

I love to learn and grow as an individual, and this is what attracted me to the field of psychology. I love working with children/young people and have a keen interest in unpicking the complexities of real life, and together with key individuals, coming up with plans of action that will help the child/young person move forward and reach their potential.

Beyond my Doctorate in Child and Educational Psychology I am specialising further in Paediatric Neuropsychology, as I believe that understanding brain-behaviour relationship enables me to intervene more effectively. Furthermore, it allows me to obtain a more comprehensive picture of the child/young person's profile of strengths and areas of need.
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Reviews and References

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Written by Charles S

[Stephanie] helped our daughter tremendously

We have known Stephie for the past six years. We were introduced to her by the Equal Partners Foundation in Malta. She came to us highly recommended by the foundation in order to help our daughter with her learning difficulties and having to cope with a physical disability which meant that she had to wear a body brace for twenty three hours a day and do several hours of physiotherapy every day.
Over the course of time she developed a strong bond with our daughter and provided a special kind of support. This helped our daughter tremendously as she needed this support to help her build self-confidence, cope with her disability, and develop time management skills in order to fit in her studies, physiotherapy, exercise and a social life as well as develop the life skills needed by a young teenager facing life with these extra difficulties.
Stephie continued providing this support when she moved to the UK through regular contact with our daughter via e-mails and visits whenever she returned to Malta. This support is still being provided to this very day.
Today our daughter is a well-rounded happy young eighteen year old. She is in the final year of a higher diploma, actively competing in sport on a national level and has participated in charity events to raise money for various charities both in Malta and abroad. She is a lovable person full of hope and inspiration looking forward to the possibility of continuing her studies in specialist areas abroad.
If our daughter had not met Stephie I am sure that she will not be the person she is today. I strongly recommend Stephie to you if you are looking for a person with the special skills needed to help others in a professional manner and a human touch.
Yours sincerely

Charles Saliba
Written by Danjela C

Highly supportive and approachable educational psychologist

Stephanie supported myself and my daughter through video interaction guidance (VIG). This was an intervention that helped to enhance our communication style which in turn had a positive impact on my daughters development and learning.
Stephanie was always highly approachable and flexible; she quickly got a handle on the key issues and through her creative practice she helped move the situation forward!
Subject:
Special Needs (AS)
Outcome:
I feel better equipped to enhance my child's learning - and homework time is much more pleasurable!
Written by Omar S

Stephanie Satariano,

I've taken the time out of a busy schedule to write this review because the service from TutorFair and more importantly the analysis from Staphanie was exceptional. Parents can naturally sense when their child is developing at a slower or at the other extreme faster pace than ‘normal’. From our own perspective, we were against an education system with an arbitrary cut of point, based solely on the date of birth of a child rather than their ability and stage of development. It is extraordinary that a bright child can have to wait a whole year to enter school because they were born a week later than their peers. This is obviously not going to help stimulate that child reach to their potential and puts immense pressure on their parents. No one asks whether that slightly younger child is more advanced physically, emotionally, and intellectually. And the information you need in such situations is difficult to find. No one takes your concern seriously; they just think you’re lucky to have a capable child, that’s it. But a bright child can pose difficulties for parents, if kept out of school on account of chronological age artificially. Parents find themselves at frantically trying to provide the resources and information that only a school would have, to ‘feed’ the Childs ‘hunger’ for knowledge. It is extremely difficult for parents to communicate this or prove it to others who are gatekeepers to the education system and support network. This is where the invaluable expertise and help from an educational psychologist comes in. I instantly liked Stephanie’s profile, background and CV. I had an instinctive feeling that our boy would warm to her, which was important for the tests, and I was right. They were ‘friends’ very quickly and she had him carrying out the cognitive tasks in no time. She was punctual, warm, organised, and methodical, did not miss a thing, kept detailed precise notes, and was very astute and professional. She wasted no time in going from one assessment to another, extremely talented, making the assessments seem a ‘fun activity’ whilst she analysed every aspect of our child’s behaviour and response. She asked all the right questions, got to know us and our child really well, watched and listened intently. She was able to immerse herself in the task at hand, concentrated for long periods, and arrived at the correct conclusion. She has immense analytical abilities. She only paused once all her assessment s were complete and she was very satisfied that she had seen, heard, and completed all the tests she needed, to help her correctly diagnose our child’s development. Stephanie worked exceptionally hard to get all the tests completed and her report submitted in a timely manner. The report was amazing to read, detailed careful analysis, giving real insight into our son. We believed in our son, we thought we knew him but Stephanie showed us that he was capable of far more than we thought. By the end of the tests our boy was ‘best friends ‘with Stephanie. He asks about her all the time, she made a great impression on all of us. If you are wondering whether to put your child through all the assessments, then let me assure you that as daunting as they may seem for parents, the kids actually seem to enjoy them. And if you want my advice than put your faith and trust in Stephanie, she is great at her job, and more importantly will put your mind at ease one way or another. The report is so useful in many ways, you learn so much about your child. I would go as far as recommending that you get one at certain key stages in a child’s life, to make sure they are happy and that they reach their full potential. Hire Stephanie with confidence, she can really help you better understand your child; can help ‘open doors’, to get your child the attention and support they may need.
Subject:
Educational Psychology
Outcome:
Report based on assessment.

Education and Qualifications

Stephanie's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Malta
Degree
Bachelor of Psychology
Grade
1st Class
Institution
University College London
Degree
Doctorate in Child and Educational Psychology

School

Institution
MATSEC
A Levels
x2
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  • - English Language
    C
  • - Business Studies
    C
Institution
MATSEC
AS Levels
x1
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  • - Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
    B

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