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Wagner, Kirsty; Bunn, Helena – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
In 2014 in England a new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice (CoP) was introduced. Available data on the impact of the CoP in the area of SEND are inconclusive; however, it seems that the progress of pupils with SEND falls significantly behind the achievement of all pupils, and that nationally there is considerable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Callicott, Katie; Towers, Katherine; Limniotis, Marina – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
Dynamic assessment (DA) is appealing to educational psychologists (EPs) due to: its flexibility, allowing EPs to adjust materials and processes to fit the assessment context; its usefulness, revealing ideas about how the next steps for learning might be achieved; and its focus on strengths. In Feuerstein's words, "it is the instances of…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Reflection
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Giles, Pandora; Rowley, Janet – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
A film was made by a group of young people (YP) which aimed to inform educational psychologists (EPs) about how they would like EPs to work with them. A participatory research project was established with the YP which aimed to establish, through two focus groups, EPs' views on the film. EPs responded positively to the film; they valued hearing…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Participatory Research, Films
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Sewell, Alexandra – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
Social skill interventions are utilised by educational psychologists (EPs) to promote positive social behaviour amongst pupils. These have predominantly occurred for target populations, rather than at the whole-class level. Research into evidence-based, whole-class interventions for social skill development is warranted. The Good Behaviour Game…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Social Development, Contingency Management
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Krause, Natasha; Blackwell, Laura; Claridge, Simon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) programme is an evidence-informed intervention delivered by teaching assistants and supervised by educational psychologists. In this research, semi-structured interviews were conducted to investigate the impact of the ELSA programme on wellbeing from the perspective of pupils. A thematic analysis of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Emotional Intelligence, Student Welfare
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Jackson Taft, Leanne; Woods, Kevin; Ford, Anne – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) calls for education to prepare children for ' … responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin'. The current study examines…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, International Law
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Turner, Jennifer; Gulliford, Anthea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
The Circles of Adults (CoA) group problem solving process has been used by educational psychologists (EPs) when supporting vulnerable educational placements, but its effects upon staff or student outcomes have not been explored. CoAs were used in the current research with staff supporting Children Looked After (CLA) in secondary schools. A…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Child Welfare, Secondary School Students, Adults
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Woodley-Hume, T. A.; Woods, K. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Following consistently high demands for educational psychology services (EPSs) and recent influences upon the delivery of EPSs, the contribution of assistant educational psychologists (EPs) was explored via a multiple case study design. Participants included assistant psychologists, EPs and senior/principal psychologists from two local authority…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Psychological Services, Ancillary School Services
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Ghahari, Shima; Nejadgholamali, Ali – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The paper outlines current advancements in dynamic assessment (DA), an approach that has much intuitive appeal for many second language acquisition practitioners, yet that has to date failed to take root in language classrooms. DA distinguishes itself from other approaches to assessment by insisting that "mediated assistance" of the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Forrest, Rachel; Lowe, Rachael; Potts, Michelle; Poyser, Chloe – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
To ensure improved educational outcomes for children and young people, it is essential that teachers adapt and change their teaching practice in accordance with new and emerging pedagogies and techniques. Despite its importance, many teachers find changing their practice a challenge, and this study sought to determine the factors that contribute…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Hoyne, Nicola; Cunningham, Yvonne – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Recent years have seen a revived interest in therapeutic educational psychology practice. The aim of this research is to identify the range of therapeutic approaches being delivered by Educational Psychologists (EPs) in an Irish context and to elicit the views of practitioners on the facilitators and barriers to therapeutic provision. Twelve…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Intervention, Therapy
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Tobias, Adele – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Persistent school non-attendance (PSNA) is a widely acknowledged problem. Family coaches work intensively with families where a child or young person (CYP) has persistently poor or no school attendance and there is unemployment or anti-social behaviour. Their work extends across different systems, which gives them a unique, multi-factored…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Family Environment, Intervention, Attendance Patterns
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Atkinson, Cathy; Posada, Susan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
A growing body of literature surrounds the development of effective supervisory practices for practitioner and trainee educational psychologists. To date, none of this has addressed supervision for managers of UK educational psychology services, despite evidence that they may be under increasing pressure to make difficult decisions, respond to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Supervision, Administrators, Educational Psychology
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Higgins, Edel; Slattery, Carol; Perry, John L.; O'Shea, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Research has shown that rates of clinical anxiety levels are higher among young people with an ASD than their typically developing peers. This study conducted an exploratory investigation into the impact of a specifically tailored CBT group programme on anxiety levels in young people with ASD. The 12 week CBT programme was delivered to 12 children…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring
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Gouveia, Patrícia; Leal, Isabel; Cardoso, Jorge – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This study introduces a pilot project--the creation of a Student and Family Office to reduce school violence--and suggests the benefits of the combined use of different strategies to decrease peer aggression and victimisation. The programme was implemented over a two-and-a-half-year period and included 132 Portuguese adolescents attending the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Student Personnel Services, Student Welfare
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