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White, Joe; Bond, Caroline; Carroll, Claire – Support for Learning, 2022
This small-scale research project explored the perceived impact which selective mutism (SM) training, delivered by an educational psychologist (EP), had on school practitioners' understanding of the condition and their subsequent professional practice. Three teachers were interviewed and a thematic analysis elicited four superordinate themes.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems, Knowledge Level
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Smith, Andrew – Support for Learning, 2022
Through a narrative informed study, using concept drawing, ten newly appointed primary school Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) drawn from across three Local Authority areas at the start of their compulsory training, reflect upon and share their experiences at this early point in their SENCO career. Their experiences reveal that they…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Coordinators
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Martin-Denham, Sarah – Support for Learning, 2022
The article presents findings from interviews with five caregivers of children with autism excluded from schools in England. Objectives: to determine the barriers and enablers to mainstream schooling for children with autism and to explore the emotional effect of the journey to school exclusion on the child and caregivers. Background: research has…
Descriptors: Autism, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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De Carvalho, Eloise; Skipper, Yvonne – Support for Learning, 2022
White Water Writers is an intervention that offers school pupils the opportunity to collaboratively write a novel in a week. The current study uses thematic analysis to interpret the voices of young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities through the characters and relationships created in this fictional writing. The main themes…
Descriptors: Self Expression, Collaborative Writing, Novels, Special Education
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Fong, Haley; Soni, Anita – Support for Learning, 2022
This systematic review explores test anxiety in children and young people (CYP) with learning difficulties. Research has found that students with learning difficulties experience higher levels of anxiety about school compared to peers without learning difficulties. One area of school that has had little research is test anxiety, therefore further…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Children, Learning Problems, Models
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Hinchcliffe, Vivian – Support for Learning, 2022
The Rochford Review heralded new arrangements for statutory assessment for children with SLD and PMLD working below the national curriculum standard. New assessment arrangements, the pre-key stage standards and the engagement model, relate to two groups of pupils: pupils 'not yet engaged' and pupils 'engaged' in subject-specific study. This…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation
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Quinn, Jenny; Pedlow, Katy; Bleakley, Chris – Support for Learning, 2022
The aims of the study were: to identify the number of SENCOs who have received specific training on sensory integration. To determine the understanding of the eight senses and sensory integration theory and sensory strategies. Determine any common gaps in knowledge or misconceptions. Fifty-five surveys were completed. 40% of respondents had…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy, Mainstreaming, Special Education
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Chadwick, Zoe; Edmondson, Amanda; McDonald, Sarah – Support for Learning, 2022
Animal-assisted Interventions (AAIs) have been used as therapeutic interventions aimed at improving psychological well-being, often for young people with mental health and educational difficulties. This qualitative study explored how three students (male and female), aged 12-15 and with ASD and/or ADHD diagnoses experienced AAI at an alternative…
Descriptors: Animals, Intervention, Therapy, Mental Health
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Loveys, Megan – Support for Learning, 2022
This article reports on a small-scale research study utilising semi-structured interviews to discover and understand trainee teachers perceptions of inclusion in the Primary School. As future educators it is vital that trainee teachers understand, critique, and develop their thinking and around the concept of inclusion to ensure they continue, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Student Placement
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Gray, Anthony; Woods, Kevin – Support for Learning, 2022
Opportunities for children to be involved in the decisions made about them is a part of current statutory educational legislation. Person-centred planning (PCP) has been proposed as an appropriate method of meeting statutory requirements. However, there is a dearth of research into its application within education. The paper describes a systematic…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Research Needs, Participative Decision Making, Research Reports
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Bennett, Emily; Thomas, Shirley; Woolf, Emma – Support for Learning, 2022
The aim of this study was to further explore Special Educational Need Co-ordinators' (SENCos) knowledge of childhood acquired brain injury (ABI) and if they have received training on how to effectively support children and young people (CYP) with an ABI in school. SENCos from Nottinghamshire were asked to complete a survey face-to-face or online.…
Descriptors: Brain, Injuries, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Thomas, Gary; Loxley, Andrew – Support for Learning, 2022
Those who work in education strive to create more inclusive environments in school but are often stymied in their efforts by challenges coming from many and varied directions. Politicians, for example, exhort us to be more inclusive but create conditions that encourage separation and exclusion, and inclusive education's history in special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Camden, Chantal; Anaby, Dana R.; Gauvin, Cheyenne; Campbell, Wenonah; Bennett, Sheila; Berbari, Jade; Rivard, Lisa; Ianni, Lina; Shaw, Steven R. – Support for Learning, 2022
The response-to-intervention (RtI) model is widely used to support students with special educational needs and their teachers. However, little is known about how educational and health care professionals support the implementation of this model in specific contexts. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of educational and health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Health Services, Health Personnel
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Brown, Kerry; Woods, Kevin; Nuttall, Clare – Support for Learning, 2022
Test anxiety has become a widespread issue in many contemporary societies, having a significant detrimental effect on the attainment, health and well-being of many young people. This paper evaluates a school-based, multimodal test anxiety intervention framework, 'Every Little Helps' (ELH), developed by educational psychologists and delivered to…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Stress Management, Intervention, Secondary School Students
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Hellawell, Beate – Support for Learning, 2022
This article reports on an action-research improvement project undertaken in a primary school setting in London in collaboration with local authority advisors and a reference school. It describes the journey towards the goal of becoming a dyslexia-friendly school framed by the five key recommendations of the Education Endowment Fund recently…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Special Education, Elementary Schools, Students with Disabilities
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