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Anastasiou, Andri I.; Papachristou, Eleni M.; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The study compared teachers' and parents' views about elementary school children's psychosocial adjustment with and without a history of early grade retention. The sample included retained and non-retained students currently in Grades Two and Four (age range 7.5 to 11.6¬†years) in Cypriot public schools. The retained students experienced early…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Emotional Adjustment, Social Adjustment, Kindergarten
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White, Julie; Rae, Tina – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The person-centred review (PCR) is a model for the review of a student's special educational needs (SEN) which places the young person and their family at the centre of the process. This mixed-methods, exploratory study investigated the views of 16 students with SEN aged between 10-11 years (Year 6) and 13-14 years (Year 9), and their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mixed Methods Research
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Green, Sarah L.; Atkinson, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
"FRIENDS for life" is a manualised, 10 week, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based programme designed to be run in school and community settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of "FRIENDS for life" when implemented in a mainstream secondary school by school staff. Data regarding implementation of the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring
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Fastame, Maria Chiara; Callai, Daniela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
The current study was primarily aimed at verifying the effect of a combined computer-assisted and pencil-and-paper training that was developed to empower visuo-spatial abilities in primary school pupils. One hundred and twenty third grade (mean average: eight years old) and fourth grade (mean age: nine years old) students attending several Italian…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Elementary School Students, Spatial Ability, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Gren-Landell, Malin; Ekerfelt Allvin, Cornelia; Bradley, Maria; Andersson, Maria; Andersson, Gerhard – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
In the present online survey, 158 teachers in regular and special education teaching in grades six to nine were asked to rate the importance of probable reasons for problematic school absenteeism. On average, the teachers estimated that among their students, 19 students had presented with problematic school absenteeism over the last five years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Attendance Patterns, Online Surveys
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Webster, Rob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
In this article, the author reflects on findings from research on the role and impact of teaching assistants and experience of working as a special educational needs (SEN) officer. Research evidence suggests the reliance on teaching assistants to include pupils with Statements of SEN in mainstream settings masks a collective, though unintentional,…
Descriptors: Role Perception, Evidence, Educational Practices, Inclusion