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Singh, Suminthra – Kairaranga, 2019
The primary objective of this small-scale study was to identify ways in which Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) can work with teachers to implement evidence-based practices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) within an inclusive educational system. With the increasing prevalence of children with ASD in mainstream…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Evidence Based Practice, Children, Autism
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McLaughlin, Tara Way; Budd, Julia; Clendon, Sally – Kairaranga, 2017
Collaboration is an essential component of optimal educational planning. In order to collaborate effectively, it is important that information from all of those involved with the learner is used to develop a multi-dimensional understanding of the child/youth. Yet the identification, sharing and collating of this key information can be a difficult…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Guides, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Jane; Townsend, Michael – Kairaranga, 2016
Most of us intrinsically understand the importance of friendship in our lives, and although we may not spend time considering it, we are aware it is beneficial to our happiness and well-being. As educators, we are often conscious of the friendships that exist in our classrooms, and are particularly mindful of those students who have difficulties…
Descriptors: Friendship, Children, Teacher Role, Well Being
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Martin, Abby – Kairaranga, 2016
The current study aims to review the literature regarding Tier Two behavioural interventions for children aged 5 to 13, and identify the core components which the research suggests are important to their effectiveness and/or social validity. Trends within the research indicate schools are more likely to adapt interventions to fit their own school…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Intervention
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Williams, Debbie – Kairaranga, 2016
Teachers are often faced with the challenge of teaching students with high functioning autism without any formal professional development in autism. Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) are a service which is able to provide short-term support for teachers. One of the roles of RTLB is to provide teachers with the required support to…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Faculty Development
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Couper, Llyween; Sutherland, Dean; van Bysterveldt, Anne – Kairaranga, 2013
This paper explores the place of the school playground in the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We discuss the physical environment, school systems and practices that support the development of social competence and increased peer interactions for children with ASD in their school playground. Highlighted issues include the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Playgrounds, Physical Environment
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Jones, Linda; Merry, Rosina; Mitchell, Donna – Kairaranga, 2011
This paper explores Hero Stories, a different narrative approach developed to support a child with autism to gain self-control and allow him to navigate his world as a competent and capable learner. It examines the development and use of "Hero Stories books" as a strategy for assisting a child with autism to cope with stressful situations within…
Descriptors: Autism, Coping, Children, Personal Narratives
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Berryman, Mere; Woller, Paul – Kairaranga, 2011
This paper examines Early Intervention (EI) service provision from within one Ministry of Education region in New Zealand. It does this in order to better understand what works well and what needs to change if children from Maori families, of Early Childhood age, are to be provided with the most effective EI services. By engaging with Maori…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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Larson, Candice – Kairaranga, 2010
This study investigated the transition of a child with moderate special education needs to a primary school setting. It was generated out of the professional interest of the author and a prevailing concern over the apparent delay in providing support for children with moderate special education needs within the primary school system. A case study…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Children, Special Needs Students
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Smith, Donna – Kairaranga, 2008
This paper is a personal perspective about the disability issues within the Cook Islands. It looks at how the needs of children and adults with disabilities have been addressed over the years and the vision of many people who have worked towards building an inclusive society, starting with mainstreaming in the schools to full inclusion. It…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Social Attitudes, Mainstreaming
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Broughton, Katherine – Kairaranga, 2008
Few resources seem to be available to support school communities that have a child whose death is anticipated. The present article draws on the experiences of school staff and special education employees who have been involved in New Zealand school communities where a child was terminally ill and died. These experiences could help other school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Death, Coping, Counseling Techniques
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Kelly, Anna – Kairaranga, 2008
This article is an analysis of the reports submitted to the Ministry of Education by teams and mentors who took part in the autism spectrum disorder participatory action research (ASD PAR) project. The key findings highlight the importance of: individualised support based on a sound knowledge of the child or young person; strategies targeted at…
Descriptors: Action Research, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries
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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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Margrain, Valerie; Clements, Shelley – Kairaranga, 2007
This article defines assessment exemplars and considers their purpose in New Zealand school and early childhood contexts. The role of exemplars in supporting assessment for learning and the extent to which education rights and inclusive practice are evident in exemplars are considered. The article suggests that learners with special education…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Keown, Robin – Kairaranga, 2006
The issue of physical punishment is a particularly controversial one at the moment as child advocates are engaged in a struggle to persuade the New Zealand government to repeal a defence in law (section 59 of the 1961 "Crimes Act") which justifies parents hitting their children provided the force used is "reasonable in the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Nonverbal Communication, Foreign Countries, Child Advocacy
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