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Vlachou, Anastasia; Stavroussi, Panayiota – Support for Learning, 2016
There has been increasing interest in providing students with disabilities, who are at risk of social isolation, with opportunities to develop social competence and self-determination. Specifically, the provision of opportunities for teaching these students to promote social problem-solving skills is potentially useful for facilitating their…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Mild Disabilities, At Risk Students, Social Isolation
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Vaughan, Michelle; Henderson, Anne – Support for Learning, 2016
This article discusses the results of a teacher training initiative in the United States. "Exceptional Educators" is the result of an inter-organisational collaboration between a community-based organisation (Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization), the local public school system and a university professor. The training focuses on three…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Partnerships in Education, Team Training, Inclusion
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Quinn, Michael; Lynch, Andrea – Support for Learning, 2016
In many western countries, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has achieved celebrity status, such that it probably no longer requires introduction. The disorder is a global phenomenon, spreading rapidly as result of the increasing dominance internationally of US psychiatric models, the need for new markets for major pharmaceutical…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Criticism, Mental Disorders, Psychiatry
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Moore, Darren A.; Whittaker, Sarah; Ford, Tamsin J. – Support for Learning, 2016
This paper describes daily report cards and the evidence relating to their use in schools for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This intervention typically involves teachers evaluating a student's behaviour at school against pre-determined targets and parents subsequently providing reinforcement at home for positive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Report Cards, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Behavior
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Kendall, Lynne – Support for Learning, 2016
Children and young people who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can often experience difficulties within an education setting. ADHD can impact upon their educational achievements and subsequent future employment. This paper draws upon data gathered from a small scale study and has sought to elicit the…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Education, Clinical Diagnosis
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O'Connor, Eileen – Support for Learning, 2016
The study outlined here was an attempt to examine the use of "Circle of Friends" as a single intervention approach in addressing the issue of inappropriate social interactions in a child with Asperger Syndrome. The child selected was in a mainstream setting, as the main feature of a circle of friends is peers supporting peers. The child…
Descriptors: Friendship, Social Development, Interaction, Asperger Syndrome
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Anderson, Shelley; Bucholz, Jessica L.; Hazelkorn, Michael; Cooper, Margaret A. – Support for Learning, 2016
This study was designed to examine the effects of literacy-based behavioural interventions (Bucholz et al., 2008) to decrease acts of physical aggression with kindergarten and first grade students. The study used a multiple baseline design across three participants. The results showed a decrease in acts of physical aggression by students with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Aggression, Elementary School Students, Disabilities
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Civitillo, Sauro; De Moor, Jan M. H.; Vervloed, Mathijs P. J. – Support for Learning, 2016
Teachers' beliefs are crucial to the success of inclusion programmes and reform efforts for children with special educational needs (SEN). Based on this evidence, one hundred and thirty-nine primary pre-service teachers from one training institution in the Netherlands completed an adapted version of a measure of beliefs towards inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Disabilities
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McLachlan, Benita – Support for Learning, 2016
Local Authorities (LAs) in Britain traditionally employ Visual Impairment (VI) teams as integrative statutory Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (SENI) provision. Teaching Assistants (TAs) work alongside Qualified Teachers (QTs) in VI teams to support children and young people (CYP) with VI. The VI TA has a broad role in covering early years,…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Visual Impairments, Special Education, Focus Groups
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Patton, Sandra; Hutton, Eve – Support for Learning, 2016
There is a dearth of studies investigating writing readiness in children with Down Syndrome (DS) and limited information on appropriate interventions. This article reports on a study conducted in the Republic of Ireland. An uncontrolled pretest-posttest design was implemented using writing readiness measures specifically adapted/developed from the…
Descriptors: Writing Readiness, Down Syndrome, Irish, Foreign Countries
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Maher, Anthony – Support for Learning, 2016
One outcome of the UK Government's commitment to inclusive educational policies was an increase in the number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) being taught in mainstream schools. From the perspective of SENCos, this article analyses whether parents and pupils are able and willing to influence the development of SEN provision and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consultation Programs, Negotiation Agreements, Parent Student Relationship
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Done, Elizabeth; Murphy, Mike; Bedford, Clare – Support for Learning, 2016
This article highlights the changing role of special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCos) in England. SENCos are now required to manage change strategically and deliver inclusive school cultures. A school-based evaluative study undertaken by a teacher who is studying for the postgraduate National Award for SEN Co-ordination (NASENCO) for…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries, Inclusion
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De Luis, Edurne Chocarro – Support for Learning, 2016
This article reviews the journey of special education in Spain by considering the legal frameworks. It examines the extent to which legislation has tapped into the feelings of society in general towards people with disabilities who wish to secure inclusion in both education and society. It tracks the evolution of legislation, originally based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Special Education, Disabilities
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O'Rourke, Diarmuid; Olshtroon, Aoife; O'Halloran, Claire – Support for Learning, 2016
In this study we examined the effectiveness of a reading intervention targeting a group of 24 struggling readers in ten primary schools in Ireland. The intervention consisted of two components; component one consisted of 15-20 minutes delivery of the Toe-by-Toe programme (a well established systematic synthetic phonics programme) and the second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading, Intervention, Elementary Schools
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Taylor, Mark; Turnbull, Yvonne; Bleasdale, Jo; Francis, Hulya; Forsyth, Henry – Support for Learning, 2016
Intended UK government changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance will have a significant impact on the support that UK universities provide for students with disabilities. In this article we examine the types of transformation that may be needed to support for university students with disabilities, from a socio-technical perspective. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Higher Education, Educational Change
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