The Servei d’Orientació Psicopedagògica (Educational Psychology Orientation Service) is the evolution of the Psychology Lab, forerunner in introducing the latest scientific advancements of Psychology in the educational world, when more than 50 years ago brother Joaquim Morató started the lab with specialized professionals.
The current concept of education requires an educational psychology activity that is increasingly more individualized and personalized. According to current legislation, the whole educational process, has to take into account student diversity, and has to adjust to the learning needs of the students, assessing their abilities, their interests, their personality traits and the class environment.
This fact requires the acceptance of individual differences at school. Therefore, to understand the special characteristics of every student, to determine their psychological profile and discover their learning needs, enables teachers to give a satisfactory educational response to all the students. This response is adapted to those students that present global or specific limitations; but also, to those that present quick-learning or high capacities; and, of course, to those that are strictly normal students. This psychological knowledge is also useful to guide the educational activity in the area of personality-building in order to enhance adaptation and the development of social abilities.