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Andrews, Ellen – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
The intensive Circle of Security intervention is an attachment-based program that utilises video feedback to support parents to understand and respond to their children's attachment needs. The original group format was developed into an individual protocol for flexible delivery and broad dissemination. This protocol, described elsewhere, has been…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Parent Child Relationship
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Quin, Daniel – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
External suspension from school is a common disciplinary practice in traditionally English-speaking countries. Few studies have sought student perceptions of school suspension, as well as measures of problem behaviours and emotional problems, and known factors that influence the development of antisocial behaviour, to examine associations between…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Risk, Suspension, Secondary School Students
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Ratnayake, Prishini; Hyde, Chelsea – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Research indicates that individuals who have high levels of mental health literacy engage in help-seeking for mental health issues more in comparison to those with low mental health literacy. It is therefore important to ensure that young people are able to identify signs of psychological distress and identify appropriate supports and resources…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Help Seeking, Literacy
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Loader, Sharna J.; Brouwers, Nindy; Burke, Lisa M. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Families with neurodevelopmental disorders engage in varied types of therapies to address behavioural, communication and cognitive challenges. Research suggests that consistent therapy adherence predicts positive therapy outcomes. The present study examined therapy adherence in 55 parent-child dyads where all children had been diagnosed with ASD,…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Therapy, Compliance (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship
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Gilmore, Linda; Campbell, Marilyn – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Beyond the basic information provided in foundation texts and test manuals, there is a notable scarcity of professional literature addressing complex issues and dilemmas in assessment. At times, psychologists need to make decisions based on their professional experience or personal preferences, and it is possible that some of these decisions are…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Psychologists, Psychoeducational Methods, Difficulty Level
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Jimeno, Michelle – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a multifaceted disorder that is pervasive across sensory, behavioural, emotional, social and motor dysfunction. Research suggests up to 50% of children diagnosed with ASD demonstrate motor difficulties. An inability to perform complex motor movements often leads to preference for simple and sedentary activities.…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Quality of Life, Autism
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Missenden, Nadine; Campbell, Marilyn – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Adolescents experiencing excessive anxiety are often under-identified in the school context, and consequently under-referred for in-school counselling or other mental health support. This is despite anxiety being the most prevalent mental health condition currently experienced by adolescents. The purpose of this study was to explore secondary…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mental Health, Health Services
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Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Sharp, John G. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
This study explored factors that influence academic achievement and hence, future career prospects. The relationships between the factors, academic trait boredom, approach to learning and academic achievement were examined using data collected from university students at a small English university and from their student records. The initial…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Cognitive Style, College Students
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Alonso, Jennah; Little, Emma – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
For children experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, parents are key gatekeepers to treatment access. However, despite the substantial prevalence of child mental health problems in Australia, there remains a significant disparity between the rate of children requiring treatment and the rate of parents actively seeking professional…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Help Seeking, Mental Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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Alegre, Albert; Benson, Mark J. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
This study examines the factors influencing friendship quality during emergent adulthood. Data were collected on a sample of 393 college students (age range 18-22, M = 20.01). Nine multi-item measures were used as indicators in this study. Seven scales were drawn from the Battery of Adolescent Measures (Benson & Faas, 2014). The other two were…
Descriptors: Friendship, Young Adults, Pragmatics, Measures (Individuals)
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Declercq, Christelle; Marlé, Pauline; Pochon, Régis – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Despite its importance for furthering social relationships, the development of the emotional lexicon has seldom been studied. Recent research suggests that during childhood, emotion words are acquired less rapidly than concrete words, but more rapidly than abstract words. The present study directly compared the comprehension of emotion words with…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Language Processing, Vocabulary Development, Comparative Analysis
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Wheldall, Kevin; Bell, Nicola; Wheldall, Robyn; Madelaine, Alison – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy of a small-group reading instruction program that was delivered over two school terms to Australian students in Years 3 through 6. A large cohort (n = 239) of primary school children was assessed on their literacy skills before and after receiving 'MacqLit', a phonics-based program…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ding, Nina; Swalwell, Janene – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2018
Clinical supervision is an essential feature of high-quality psychological practice. However, it has been under-investigated within the field of school psychology and particularly in Australia. An overview of the field of school psychology, its clinical supervision, and its use by school psychologists is provided. Past literature has suggested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychology, Supervision, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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Gan, Lucy L.; Lum, Alistair; Wakefield, Claire E.; Donnan, Barbara M. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2018
Children with chronic illness often experience difficulties at school, yet little is known about the impact of the child's illness on siblings' school experiences. This study investigated parents' perceptions of siblings' school experiences and school support. We conducted semi-structured telephone interviews with 27 parents of children with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chronic Illness, Siblings, Student Experience
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Thielking, Monica; Skues, Jason; Le, Vi-An – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2018
In Australia, policies such as the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care initiative have been the impetus for improved collaboration between medical practitioners and psychologists in general. However, policies that promote collaboration between school psychologists and community mental health, health, justice and/or human services professionals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Cooperation
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