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Dharan, Vijaya – Kairaranga, 2020
With a conservative estimate of 1 in 100 children thought to be on the autism spectrum (Ministry of Health, n.d.), this article reports on findings from a preliminary exploratory national study of parents of children aged 0-21 with ASD. Using an e-survey questionnaire and focus groups, the study sought to understand the supports that were…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Family Needs, Childhood Needs
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Marland, Bec – Kairaranga, 2018
This article examines dyslexia intervention, highlighting tension between traditional medical discourses and pedagogical perspectives. The first of these tensions is regarding views of the learner being variously negative and needs-based versus positive and strengths-based. The second tension is between an atypical, outlier, normative assessment…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Greaney, Keith; Arrow, Alison – Kairaranga, 2014
In a recent study we (Greaney & Arrow, 2009) undertook an analysis of the types of spelling errors that students had made during a National Education Monitoring Project writing task (Crooks, Flockton & White, 2007). We discussed several issues related to spelling, including the value of analysing students' error-response patterns as a way…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Phonology, Spelling, Error Patterns
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Littek, Celeste – Kairaranga, 2013
The purpose of this journal article is to investigate evidence-based practice (EBP) or He Ritenga Whaimohio, as one of the seven principles outlined in the "Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Toolkit" (2011) that guides RTLB practice; and to critique the principle of EBP through practical reflection. (Contains 2 tables and 2…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Reflection
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Rickson, Daphne J.; McFerran, Katrina – Kairaranga, 2007
Research is an essential aspect of the music therapy profession. Practice is grounded in theoretical frameworks based on research studies and the evaluation of clinical interventions. Early research drew heavily on behavioural principles, observing measurable change in response to musical interventions. As the profession gained stature, music…
Descriptors: Music, Foreign Countries, Music Therapy, Special Education
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Burrow, Denise – Kairaranga, 2005
Research identifies that a percentage of students are less successful than others in transitioning from Year 8 to Year 9. A positive support programme was developed to target some of these students and help them ease from the nurturing climate within the primary system into the multi-faceted secondary environment. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 9, Transitional Programs, Student Promotion