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Shankar, Nilani L.; Park, Crystal L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Stress affects students in multiple ways. This article provides a conceptual overview of the direct (e.g., psychoneuroimmunological, endocrine) and indirect (health behavior) pathways through which stress affects physical health, the psychological effects of stress on mental health, and the cognitive effects of stress (e.g., attention,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mental Health, Stress Variables, Attention
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La Salle, Tamika P.; Hagermoser Sanetti, Lisa M. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Healthy students are better learners. Establishing positive school climates where students are healthy, engaged, and prepared to learn is a critical component in increasing student engagement and closing the achievement gap. As such, educators need to be aware of the impact of education-related outcomes on student outcomes and schools' ability to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Learner Engagement, School Psychologists
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Riccio, Cynthia A.; Pliego, Jessica; Rae, William A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
An increasing number of children experience chronic health issues that affect their academic and behavioral functioning, as well as psychological well-being. At the same time, psychological stress can exacerbate the chronic illness. The first line of treatment most often is medical (e.g., pharmacology, surgery, radiation). Even when the medical…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Metacognition, Intervention, Well Being
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Root, Melissa M.; Bray, Melissa A.; Maykel, Cheryl; Cross, Karen; Shankar, Nilani L.; Theodore, Lea A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Practitioners working with children diagnosed with cancer in the school environment must consider several facets in order to effectively work with the child and family. The remission rate for children with cancer is relatively high, so one must consider whether the child is anticipating treatment, actively in treatment, or posttreatment when one…
Descriptors: Cancer, Stress Variables, Intervention, Clinical Diagnosis
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Perfect, Michelle M.; Smith, Bradley – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Sleep insufficiency, defined as inadequate sleep duration, poor sleep quality, and daytime sleepiness, has been linked with students' learning and behavioral outcomes at school. However, there is limited research on interventions designed to improve the sleep of school-age children. In order to promote more interest on this critical topic, we…
Descriptors: Hypnosis, Relaxation Training, Metacognition, Physical Activities
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Hassed, Craig – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Mindfulness is a generic skill with a wide range of applications relevant to education. These include fostering mental health; improving communication, empathy, and emotional development, improving physical health; and enhancing learning and performance. This article will give a brief overview of the science, practice, and philosophy of…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Metacognition, Perception, Relaxation Training
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Kranzler, John H.; Floyd, Randy G.; Benson, Nicholas; Zaboski, Brian; Thibodaux, Lia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) approach to identifying a specific learning disorder (SLD) is based on the postulate that deficits in cognitive abilities in the presence of otherwise average general intelligence are causally related to academic achievement weaknesses. To examine this postulate, we conducted a classification agreement analysis…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Children, Youth, Cognitive Ability
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Kranzler, John H.; Benson, Nicholas; Floyd, Randy G. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article briefly reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and youth in the United States of America, as well as current practices and future directions. Although administration of intelligence tests in the schools has been a longstanding practice in the United States, their use has also elicited sharp controversy over time.…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Youth, Test Construction
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Schneider, W. Joel; Kaufman, Alan S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
As documented in this special issue, all over the world hard choices must be made in education, government, business, and medicine. Intelligence tests, used intelligently and with appropriate ethical safeguards, are one tool of many that help make hard choices work out well, or at least better than the next-best alternative (Kaufman, Raiford,…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Artificial Intelligence, Children, Adolescents
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Blumen, Sheyla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The history of intellectual assessment with children and youth in Peru is presented from the foundation of scientific psychology in Peru until now. Current practices are affected by the multicultural ethnolinguistic diversity of the country, the quality of the different training programs, as well as by Peruvian regulations for becoming an academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods
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Alkiyumi, Mohammed Talib – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article reviews the history of intelligence measurement in the Sultanate of Oman, based on different aspects of historical evidence. These intelligence measurements have been used to describe activities of the Omani citizens. Since there is no unique Omani intelligence test, researchers conducted studies to standardize different intelligence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Standardized Tests
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Hurks, Petra P. M.; Bakker, Helen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
In this article, we briefly describe the history of intelligence test use with children and youth in the Netherlands, explain which models of intelligence guide decisions about test use, and detail how intelligence tests are currently being used in Dutch school settings. Empirically supported and theoretical models studying the structure of human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Cognitive Ability, Educational History
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Huang, Mary; Zhou, Zheng – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental disorder that has grown in prevalence over the past few decades and has a tremendous impact on families that struggle with adjustment to this disorder. Initial exposure to such a disorder may be a significant source of stress and tribulation for Chinese families who are not accustomed to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asian Americans, Asian Culture
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Pask, Liza; Hughes, Tammy L.; Sutton, Lawrence R. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
"Healthy Relationships & Autism" is a developmentally sequenced, manualized intervention intended for children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The curriculum is designed to facilitate healthy interpersonal relationships; three modules cover personal hygiene, sexual knowledge, and a variety of productive…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents
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Gadberry, Anita L.; Harrison, Angela – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Self-determination leads to a higher quality of life, yet many individuals with autism spectrum disorder struggle with the component skills necessary for self-determination. Music therapy is one method of treatment for persons with autism spectrum disorder and has the ability to improve or develop skills in communication, self-awareness,…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Music Therapy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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