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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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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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Rowley, Janet; Rajbans, Taljeet; Markland, Beckett – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
A narrative therapeutic group intervention, Tree of Life, was carried out with groups of ethnic minority parents of children with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) in a mainstream primary school. A participatory research approach was used, involving collaboration with the group of parents and involvement of a parent co-researcher.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Group Therapy, Minority Groups, Special Needs Students
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Gough, Gemma; Gulliford, Anthea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
This exploratory study considers young carers' perceptions of factors contributing to their adjustment and benefit finding within their caregiving role. Benefit-finding, defined as the "process of deriving positive growth from adversity", is a key construct within the domain of positive psychology. A strengths-based perspective was…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Resilience (Psychology), Self Efficacy
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Cunningham, Larissa; Hartwell, Brettany K.; Kreppner, Jana – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Nurture Groups (NGs) are a short term, psychotherapeutic intervention aiming to provide reparative attachment experiences for children within an educational setting. The social skills of 16 children (aged between 6.0 and 9.75 years) were assessed through teacher ratings and children's self-report to hypothetical and challenging social situations.…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Psychotherapy, Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Kay, Daniel – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Child participation currently holds a high profile within the field of educational psychology and has been the subject of increasing interest and research. The aim of this paper is to consider the potential merit in orienting the focus beyond participation in planning and decision-making and towards self-advocacy. Self-advocacy is an essential…
Descriptors: Children, Inclusion, Participative Decision Making, Childrens Rights
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Hussain, Sobia; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Dynamic assessment (DA) is an interactive assessment that encompasses planned mediational teaching and assessment of the effects of that teaching on subsequent performance. DA has been motivated by the inadequacy of conventional static tests to provide accurate information about the individual's learning ability, deficient functions, change…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Raspin, Sarah; Smallwood, Ruth; Hatfield, Sarah; Boesley, Lauren – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Educational outcomes for looked after children (LAC) in the UK are a priority for national and local government. This study explored the impact of the ARROW literacy intervention with LAC who had been identified by their schools as requiring literacy support. ARROW is a multi-sensory, computer-based programme, designed to increase spelling and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Intervention
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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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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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