Paediatric psychology


Study of how psychological aspects can influence and impact illnesses and injuries in infants, children and adolescents.

Alternative labels

personality study of infants, children and adolescents
psychological treatment of infants, children and adolescents
paediatric mental treatment
mental care of infants, children and adolescents
infants, children and adolescents psychology

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Paediatric psychology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Orthoptist: Orthoptists diagnose and treat anomalies of binocular vision. They examine, assess and treat vision impairments, squint, amblyopia and eye motility disorders. Orthoptists apply these methods in particular in the fields of paediatrics, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmology, orthoptics, optometry, pleoptics and strabology assessing functional diseases of the eye for improving functional disorders of the visual system. They also provide counselling, preventive measures and training activities and may refract and prescribe glasses, such as prism corrective glasses.

Optional knowledge

Paediatric psychology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Assistant clinical psychologist: Assistant clinical psychologists aid psychologists in their work. They work in healthcare facilities or private practices where they assist psychologists with their treatment of patients. Assistant clinical psychologists are healthcare professionals that can assess patients with psychological tests and aid with therapy, as well as performing administrative functions.




  1. Paediatric psychology – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022