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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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Sankardas, Sulata Ajit; Rajanahally, Jayashree – Support for Learning, 2017
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are known to have difficulty in social communication, with research indicating that children with ASD fail to develop functional speech (Lord and Rutter, 1994). Over the years a number of Augmented and Alternate Communication (AAC) devices have been used with children with ASD to overcome this barrier…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Classroom Communication
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Brawand, Anne; King-Sears, Margaret E. – Support for Learning, 2017
Student understanding of content can be dependent on the pedagogies that co-teachers plan and implement, regardless of which co-teaching model they use. However, when co-teachers vary instruction using different co-teaching models, secondary students with and without disabilities have more opportunities to take advantage of having two teachers and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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Bunn, Helena; Davis, Debbie; Speed, Emma – Support for Learning, 2017
This article discusses the process and results of a junior school initiative from a local authority in the East of England, to ensure that vulnerable pupils in the school experience a successful transition to high school. The resulting project is the consequence of an inter-organisational collaboration between the junior school, a secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Transitional Programs
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Ghanaat Pisheh, Etrat Alzahra; Sadeghpour, Narges; Nejatyjahromy, Yaser; Mir Nasab, Mir Mahmoud – Support for Learning, 2017
Cooperative teaching is the result of efforts made by two educators for teaching a heterogeneous group of students, especially one including those with specific needs, due to reading disorders for instance. The present study serves as an experimental investigation focusing on the effect of cooperative teaching on the development of reading skills…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties
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Opie, Jill; Deppeler, Joanne; Southcott, Jane – Support for Learning, 2017
The experiences of seven Australian senior secondary school students with vision impairment attending mainstream schools in Victoria were explored to gain an understanding of the support mechanisms operating to allow them access to an inclusive education. This qualitative study primarily used the in-depth interviews of students, augmented by brief…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Mainstreaming, Visual Impairments
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Hyatt, Christina; Hornby, Garry – Support for Learning, 2017
Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) contains the first legal enshrinement of the right to inclusive education for people with disabilities. The UNCRPD maintains that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have a basic human right to be educated in mainstream…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Inclusion, Disabilities, Moral Values
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