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Melling, Richard; Smethurst, Nicola – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The behaviours associated with the attachment disorders (ADs) appear to overlap substantially with those linked to the autism spectrum (AS). Given the similarities between the two conditions this article urges caution when drawing conclusions concerning the likely aetiology of presenting difficulties in any particular case. Attention is drawn to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attachment Behavior, Etiology
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Monei, Thato; Pedro, Athena – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The acquisition of numerical competency is regarded as imperative for quality of life and economic well-being. Many children have significant mathematical learning difficulties known as dyscalculia. The aim of this research was to systematically review the available literature for interventions with children presenting with dyscalculia in primary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literature Reviews, Learning Problems, Best Practices
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Sheffield, Emma L.; Morgan, Gavin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, previously Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), is the most frequently occurring category of Special Educational Need (SEN) in secondary schools in England, associated with school exclusion and poorer outcomes in later life. This study explores the perceptions of young people of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Special Needs Students
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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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Gore Langton, Emma – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Children who leave care into adoption and special guardianship are often considered by schools and local authorities to have found their "happy ending." Yet there is growing evidence that the impact of prenatal and early trauma, abuse and neglect does not disappear upon placement in a permanent family. Rates of social, emotional and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Special Needs Students
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Regan, Helen; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
There has recently been a growth in interest in the use of video technology in the practice of educational psychologists. This research explores the effects of a video self-modelling (VSM) intervention on the behaviours of a child in mainstream education using a single case study design set within a behaviourist paradigm. VSM is a behavioural…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Observational Learning, Modeling (Psychology), Intervention
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Moore, Brian; Woodcock, Stuart – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Anti-bullying strategies are significant approaches addressing bullying in schools, however their capacity to produce a reduction in bullying behaviour is open to question. This article examined a resilience-based approach to bullying. One hundred and five primary and high school students were surveyed using several standardised instruments. The…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Elementary School Students, High School Students
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Weeks, Caoimhe; Hill, Vivian; Owen, Charlie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Promoting mental health and well-being for children and young people in the UK has attracted increasing prominence in recent years and has been a focus for government strategy within health and education. Training and practice in educational psychology has increasingly focused on developing skills and expertise to provide therapeutic support…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Restructuring
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Cooper, Liz; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This exploratory study investigated an educational psychologist's use of a strengths-based development tool with head teachers, in the context of influencing and supporting leaders in school organisations. Nine head teachers completed the "Realise2 Introductory Profile" online strengths assessment and then received a structured debrief…
Descriptors: Principals, Organizational Development, Well Being, School Psychologists
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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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Francis, Yvonne J.; Bennion, Kim; Humrich, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Research shows that Looked After Children (LAC) may experience emotional instability which can reduce their capacity to engage with education. This study evaluates an attachment based therapeutic Theraplay® intervention designed to bridge the gap between the emotional well-being of LAC and their engagement in education. Twenty LAC between the ages…
Descriptors: Therapeutic Recreation, Play, Outcomes of Treatment, Intervention
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Bagley, Christopher; Hallam, Susan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The current research aimed to explore the extent to which school professionals and local authority staff perceived that there was a role for educational psychologists in the processes involved in implementing, monitoring and offering support to young people for whom a managed move was being arranged. The study was conducted in one English local…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Counselor Role, Student Placement, Role Perception
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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study sought to establish pupil and teacher views about a six-hour, whole-class mindfulness programme called Paws.b. Pupil post-intervention focus groups and teacher semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain what was interesting and useful about Paws.b, and how it could be developed. Audio recordings were transcribed and thematically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Psychology
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Weidberg, Fiona – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
There are an estimated 200,000 children of prisoners in the UK. However, research into their needs is limited, especially studies including their voice. An in-depth, small-scale explorative approach was taken, focusing on these children's resilience and emotional and psychological needs. The aim of the research was to investigate how children with…
Descriptors: Children, Institutionalized Persons, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Davison, Patricia; Duffy, Joseph – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article details a mixed methods study designed to examine the impact of a group process consultation model in helping staff manage challenging behaviour in the nurture group setting. It relates to two geographical clusters of staff, including teachers and teaching assistants, running 11 nurture groups in a major metropolitan area in the UK,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consultation Programs, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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