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Rizzo, Patrizia; Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph; Drechsler, Renate – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Insufficient self-regulation and reduced awareness of self-regulatory skills have been discussed as possible explanations for academic difficulties. However, instruments for assessing metacognitive knowledge of self-regulation in young school children have been lacking so far and it has been questioned whether younger school children are able to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Rating Scales, Children, Factor Analysis
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O'Neill, Sue; Stephenson, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
With the growing adoption of the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) system state-wide in New South Wales, Australia, it was of interest to determine the readiness of behaviour specialists to conduct Functional Behaviour Assessments (FBA) as part of the third tier of School-wide PBS provision. This article presents the findings from a survey…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Change
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Amon, Krestina L.; Campbell, Andrew – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
This study investigated "The Journey to Wild Divine" as a biofeedback management tool teaching breathing and relaxation skills to children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). The children played the game by manipulating their heart rate using breathing techniques taught in the game, measured through three finger sensors. Parents…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Metabolism, Video Games
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Giallo, Rebecca; Hayes, Louise – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
A teacher professional development program using applied behavioural techniques was delivered to primary school teachers. Teachers (N = 78) rated the program highly and reported improved knowledge and skills in managing disruptive student behaviour. Objective measures of teacher (n = 32) pre- and post-workshop data revealed significant changes in…
Descriptors: Statistical Significance, Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development
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Herrera, Maite; Little, Emma – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The current study examined the extent to which kindergarten children display behaviour problems in the clinical range at both home and kindergarten. Differences and similarities between parents' and teachers' responses to misbehaviour were also assessed. The co-occurrence of problems at home and kindergarten was assessed using the Preschool and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Kindergarten, Clinics
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Stephenson, Jennifer; Martin, Andrew J.; Linfoot, Ken W. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
This study explores the impact of an exploratory, minimalist intervention based on the principles of social communication training that aimed at promoting positive interactions between mother and child and increasing child initiations in mother-child communication. Encouraging data indicated a shift towards a more positive interaction style…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mothers, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship
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Arbuckle, Christie; Little, Emma – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
A survey of 96 Australian primary and secondary school teachers was carried out based on a stratified random sample. The study aimed to determine Middle Years teachers' perceptions and management of disruptive classroom behaviour. Variables such as gender, teacher confidence and experience, supports, specific disruptive student behaviours, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers