Educational Psychologists

I was born, raised and schooled in Rustenburg where after I qualified myself as an Educational Psychologist in Pretoria. During my studies I respectively worked part time as an au pair with different families, as a teacher at Charis Christian School (2006 – 2007) and as a test administrator for an Industrial Psychology Company in Pretoria (2008 – 2009). I completed my internship at three Primary Schools, one that includes a High School, CMR Pretoria North and at a Private Practice in Pretoria. I worked free-lance for a time (2011) offering workshops in study methods and habits for school children. I worked at the University of Pretoria in the capacity of lecturer (2009-2013). I completed my PhD in 2017.  I have been in private practice since 2012. I endeavour to improve my skills and expertise by engaging in additional courses, attending forums and reading up on relevant research.

As an educational psychologist I work with children regarding the following:

Psychometric testing:

  • School readiness,
  • IQ testing,
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
  • Scholastic functioning,
  • Emotional functioning,
  • Subject choices,
  • Career guidance,
  • Identifying learning problems (dyslexia),
  • School placement,
  • Assessment to determine eligibility for concession and amanuensis 

Learning challenges:

  • Underachievement,
  • Poor performance and progress,
  • Developmental delays,
  • Poor concentration,
  • Hyperactivity,
  • Impulsivity,
  • Performance anxiety,
  • Math anxiety,
  • Dyslexia and learning problems.

Behaviour and emotional challenges:

  • Rebellion,
  • Discipline problems,
  • Adjustment problems,
  • School refusal,
  • Separation anxiety,
  • Relationship problems,
  • Bully,
  • Low self-esteem,
  • Aggression,
  • Sibling rivalry,
  • Anxiety,
  • Despondency,
  • Loss of a loved one.  

I also make use of play therapy as a therapeutic technique. Play therapy is a technique where play is used to help children express their emotions and learn appropriate communication thereof.

Situations where play therapy can be used:

  • Behaviour challenges,
  • Learning of social skills,
  • Divorce and separation,
  • Loss of a loved one,
  • Illness,
  • Hospitalisation,
  • Depression and anxiety,
  • Handling of bully,
  • Adjustment problems,
  • Parent conflict,
  • And so forth.

PR 0445142

PS 0116432

Mobile: +27 (0) 82 857 6780

E-Mail:   Email Dr Marli Edwards
General Practice hours:
Mon 08h00 – 17h00, Wed & Fri 08h00-14h00

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