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Mccormack-Colbert, Anna; Wyn Jones, Susan; Ware, Jean – Support for Learning, 2017
The lack of consensus over the origins of dyslexia, assessment practices and the impact on learners across languages has led to different approaches to support being adopted across Europe. This study uses a case study design and aims at gaining an understanding of learners with dyslexic tendencies' experiences and perceptions of Welsh and French…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Dyslexia, Student Needs, Case Studies
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Cockroft, Charlotte; Atkinson, Cathy – Support for Learning, 2017
Research suggests that reading engagement and motivation are strong predictors of reading performance. Reading motivation may decline as students approach adolescence, resulting in less time spent with text. To date, there has been no research on how practitioners might directly support students to address affective factors in reading. In this…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Wren, Alison – Support for Learning, 2017
The number of teaching assistants (TAs) in schools in the UK has risen in recent years, but there remains a lack of clarity about the roles being undertaken by these support staff. This article reports findings from a study investigating how the TA role is understood both by the pupils being supported and by TAs themselves. Eleven students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Interviews
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Howe, Julia; Ball, Heather – Support for Learning, 2017
This research aimed to measure Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators' knowledge of the educational implications of acquired brain injury in children and young people and whether experience of working with pupils with a brain injury or additional training impacts upon this knowledge. Data was collected within one local authority in England using…
Descriptors: Special Education, Brain, Head Injuries, Special Needs Students
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Montgomery, Diane – Support for Learning, 2017
Research has shown that dyslexics have an inability to establish sound-symbol correspondence, phonological awareness and alphabetic knowledge by the normal teaching methods used in schools. In new research with Reception year children, ages 4 and 5 years, it was found that 90 per cent on entry to 8 Reception classes had not established sound to…
Descriptors: Identification, Dyslexia, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Teaching Methods
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Grindle, Corinna F.; Cianfaglione, Rina; Corbel, Liz; Wormald, Emily V.; Brown, Freddy Jackson; Hastings, Richard P.; Hughes, J. Carl – Support for Learning, 2017
Children with intellectual disabilities often struggle with handwriting, but there is very little research to inform intervention approaches. In this study, we developed a teaching manual based on Handwriting Without Tears®, a comprehensive handwriting programme designed for typically developing children. Three children with intellectual…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Teaching Methods, Handwriting, Intervention
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Clark, Charlotte – Support for Learning, 2017
Given the focus on phonological attainment in the National Phonics Screening Check, small-scale school-based action research was undertaken to improve phonological recognition and assess the impact on progress and attainment in a sample drawn from Key Stage 1 which included pupils on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Register. The research…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Phonological Awareness, Special Needs Students, Intervention
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Lawrence, Zena – Support for Learning, 2017
Selective Mutism (SM) is an under-researched area of child development. While the incidence rate is low, the impact of this difficulty can be pervasive and can present as a significant risk for student mental health and wellbeing. The following article presents a case study focusing on parent-student intervention for a preadolescent male, using an…
Descriptors: Children, Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems
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Wong, Shui-wai – Support for Learning, 2017
The self-portrayals of 17 young persons with autism spectrum disorder reveal the challenges encountered by them, including study problems, inter-personal relationships, being bullied by classmates at school, discrimination by the public in general and teachers, social workers, and peers in particular, obstacles to post-secondary education,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Barriers, Study Skills
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Soni, Anita – Support for Learning, 2017
This article describes a small-scale study exploring the perspectives of five undergraduate students with dyslexia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in two universities in the UK. The interviews explored participants' perceptions of their dyslexia label and how it had affected their academic success. The aim of the research was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Undergraduate Students, Semi Structured Interviews
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Joubert, Jaco; Slabbert, Johannes – Support for Learning, 2017
The educational community has made a shift from transmission learning to a type of learning where the student is transformed. The findings produced by a literature study delineate the authors' definition of "transformative learning". The struggle to implement this form of learning has resulted in mostly theoretical approaches; empirical…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Case Studies, College Students, Interviews
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Lowe, Hilary; Joffe, Victoria – Support for Learning, 2017
Vocabulary knowledge has been shown to be a predictor of academic success, posing a challenge for children and young people with language disorder. Language disorder can persist into adolescence and yet there is limited evidence on how to support the vocabulary skills of adolescents with language disorder in a mainstream setting. This article…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Language Impairments, Vocabulary, Intervention
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Landor, Floriane; Perepa, Prithvi – Support for Learning, 2017
This research identifies the way in which one secondary school with a resourced provision for students with Asperger syndrome promotes social inclusion for them, and the perceptions of staff members and parents on the social experience of schooling for these children. Interviews were conducted with five teachers, two learning support assistants,…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Secondary School Students, Asperger Syndrome, Questionnaires
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Mays, Dennis – Support for Learning, 2017
The teaching of reading is one of the consistent topics for discussion in education. It exercises the minds of teachers, parents and politicians alike. This is especially so because levels of literacy are regarded as one of the most important indicators of educational well-being and progress, such is its position of status in such international…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness
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Capurso, Michele; Dennis, John L. – Support for Learning, 2017
The education of children with a medical condition represents a unique educational context. The key educational factors that can help these children continue their education despite the burdens associated with their illness were discussed and analysed by a pool of experts for an EU funded project. In this context, "relationships,"…
Descriptors: Diseases, Children, Education, Educational Practices
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