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Wood, Henry; O'Farrell, Karen; Bjerk-Andersen, Caroline; Mullen, Cate; Kovshoff, Hanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This small-scale research project investigated the impact of a person-centred planning (PCP) tool -- Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) -- with children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream settings. Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the perceived impact of the PATH…
Descriptors: Planning, Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Males
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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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Antonopoulou, Katerina; Chaidemenou, Anastasia; Kouvava, Sofia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The present study examines the associations between peer acceptance and friendship with loneliness, self-esteem and school engagement in a sample of 180 primary school pupils (M age = 10.94 years old, SD = 0.82, age range: 9-12 years). Peer acceptance was evaluated through a sociometric procedure, the number of children's mutual friendships…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Friendship, Elementary School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Edmondson, Suzanne; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This paper describes a therapeutic intervention within an eco-systemic approach used to support a pupil's return to school following an acquired brain injury (ABI). The outcomes suggest that there were three key facilitative factors during the reintegration back into school. These were: the psychological formulation of the individual's needs and…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Head Injuries, Brain, Student Needs
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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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Bozic, Nick; Lawthom, Rebecca; Murray, Janice – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Since the 1990s many strength-based assessments (for example, inventories, checklists, interview schedules) have been developed for use with children and young people, but these have offered a limited appraisal of the contexts in which strengths are present. In this study a new form of contextualised strength-based assessment was used within the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Interviews, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Seaton, Fiona S. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Research evidences the benefit of students holding a growth mindset. There is also increasing recognition of the influence of teachers' beliefs on how students perceive their own abilities. Teacher and student beliefs are linked: despite this, there is sparse research investigating teacher mindsets. This research sought to evaluate training aimed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Teacher Student Relationship, Mixed Methods Research
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Robinson, Lee; Bond, Caroline; Oldfield, Jeremy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Although evidence-based interventions (EBIs) for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been identified in recent systematic literature reviews, the extent to which the practice of educational psychologists (EPs) in the UK and Ireland is informed by these is unknown. This study presents the results of a questionnaire that surveyed 146 EP…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Counselor Attitudes, Intervention, Decision Making
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Anglim, Johanna; Prendeville, Paula; Kinsella, William – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
In the context of a trend towards inclusive practice in Irish primary schools, many teachers feel ill-equipped to cope with this new challenge. Scope exists within the Irish education system to transform mainstream schools into autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) friendly environments. Research into teacher perceptions of inclusion has found that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Competencies, Elementary School Teachers, Autism
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Tobias, Adele – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This article explores the application of the genogram in educational psychology (EP) practice. It provides a brief overview of the historical and theoretical development of the genogram. It then reviews and critiques some of the current literature regarding clinical application of the genogram in casework with children and adolescents and their…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Family Counseling, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Norwich, Brahm; Fujita, Taro; Adlam, Anna; Milton, Fraser; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This paper describes an innovative use of Lesson Study (LS), an internationally used collaborative approach in which teachers develop their teaching knowledge and practices. It aimed to evaluate how EPs join teachers in LS teams, using working memory and other knowledge to inform the teaching of pupils with learning difficulties. The study uses a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Billington, Kate Faye – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This research uses an active listening approach within a narrative inquiry methodology to consider the views of three teenage males aged 15-17 years on the topic of missing education. Missing education is a term used to describe children and young people (CYP) not receiving a suitable education or being on a school roll. The participants' accounts…
Descriptors: Models, Males, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Law, C. Eleanor; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Behavioural difficulties, whether externalising or internalising, concern educational policy makers, practitioners and educational psychologists (EPs). The present configurative systematic literature review (SLR) aims to explore EPs' representations of their behaviour management practices and application of psychology within behaviour work, in…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Educational Policy, Educational Psychology, Databases
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Pourtaleb, Narges; Mirnasab, Mahmoud; Hadidi, Yaser – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This study examined the effectiveness of an integrated training programme (ITP) in reducing female students' test anxiety with a view to the mothers' perfectionism as a moderating factor. A total of 60 primary school students (30 mothers with perfectionism trait and 30 mothers without perfectionism) were randomly selected using multi-stage cluster…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Females, Student Attitudes, Test Anxiety
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Murray, Sarah; Leadbetter, Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This article aims to seek trainee educational psychologists' (TEPs) views about their experiences of using Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) to support their professional development, with a particular focus on consultation and peer supervision skills for the VERP guider. Participants engaged in three cycles of VERP, reflecting upon their…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Video Technology, Reflection, Professional Development
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