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Shepherd, Victoria – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
Literature highlights friends as a main support for young people who self-harm, yet limited research explores specific supports offered by friends, or any help required to provide successful support. This research aimed to determine how friends support young people who self-harm; what friends could further do; and additional help needed to be a…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Self Destructive Behavior
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O'Connor, Kim; Solity, Jonathan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
When determining whether or not children have a difficulty in learning, the quality of instruction they have received during their school career must be excluded as a possible explanation for their lack of progress. To this end, educational psychologists (EPs) have for some time adopted a model of response to intervention known as…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Low Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Evaluation
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Smillie, Ian; Newton, Meryl – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
Many studies have focused on the importance of the participation of children and young people (CYP) in their education, although fewer papers discuss the practical aspects of seeking their views and fewer again on representing them. A mixed method approach was used to collect information regarding educational psychologists' (EPs') practice in…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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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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Strahan née Brown, Carol; Gibbs, Simon; Reid, Anna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The psychological environment of schools is a powerful determinant of staff well-being and educational outcomes for children. The work reported here explored teachers' Collective-Efficacy (CE) and well-being. Staff in a sample of schools completed a survey of their CE. A sub-sample of teachers was interviewed to elicit views about the relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Well Being, Teacher Surveys
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Sedgwick, Adrienne; Stothard, Jan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Considering the prevalence of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and the known association with poor academic performance and social, emotional and mental health, it is surprising that two-thirds of children with primary SLCN go unidentified. Although educational psychologists (EPs) are well positioned to support schools in improving…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Communication Problems, Educational Psychology
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McEwen, Sharon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This research paper summarises the findings of a small-scale study that explored the experiences of emotional literacy support assistants (ELSAs) and the children with whom they work. Eight ELSAs and seven children were interviewed and a thematic analysis of the transcripts elicited key themes. The findings indicated that the ELSA-child…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Student Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Educational Experience
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Ramsay, Janet; Cowell, Naina; Gersch, Irvine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This exploratory study adopted a mixed methods methodology, a critical realist ontological stance and a constructionist epistemological position to consider how special educational needs coordinators and pastoral managers in mainstream high schools understand the relationship between problem behaviours and language development. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Impairments, Behavior Problems, Educational Psychology
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Ellis, Gemma – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This paper reports a small-scale, mixed methods research project exploring the perceptions and experiences of primary school teachers regarding domestic abuse. The paper focuses on the psychoanalytic concepts of containment and denial present in such situations. Questionnaire findings suggested that there was a significant difference between…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Sulla, Francesco; Rollo, Dolores; Cattivelli, Roberto; Harrop, Alex – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Increasing teacher verbal approval has been shown to produce both increased pupil "on-task" behaviour and academic achievement. The present study aimed to address gaps in current knowledge about the effect of different kinds of teacher approval, other than verbal approval, on students' performance. An exploratory study, followed by an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Feedback (Response), Written Language
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Gray, Laura – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Upcoming statutory UK government guidance for keeping children safe in education reflects the use of social media, which is one of the most common activities undertaken by young people. This study explores how and why young people are using social networking sites (SNS) and whether there are age or gender differences. A key feature of the study…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Child Safety, Age Differences
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Gould, Siobhan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The aim of this study was to identify support strategies used to promote "social inclusion" and "academic progress" of Key Stage 3 and 4 Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) pupils. The study used an interpretivist approach, incorporating an embedded single case study with several participant groups, namely GRT pupils, GRT parents,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Migrant Children
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Snape, Laura; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Emerging evidence suggests motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective intervention for supporting disaffected students. However, previous literature has failed to establish students' views on MI. In the present study, three students took part in an individual MI intervention, delivered by three educational psychologists (EPs). Self-report…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Motivation, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Hill, Joanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Counterfactual thinking refers to imaginative thoughts about what might have been ("if only" or "what if") which are intrinsically linked to self-conscious emotions (regret and guilt) and social judgements (blame). Research in adults suggests that the focus of these thoughts is influenced by order (temporal and causal). Little…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Imagination, Educational Psychology
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Gibbs, Simon; Papps, Ivy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article provides an account of a small-scale pilot study of the cost and perceived benefits of the educational psychology services in two comparably small local authorities in England. This study is preparatory to a more detailed examination of the costs and likely benefits of state provision of educational psychology services in England. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Psychology, School Districts
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