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Strahan née Brown, Carol; Gibbs, Simon; Reid, Anna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The psychological environment of schools is a powerful determinant of staff well-being and educational outcomes for children. The work reported here explored teachers' Collective-Efficacy (CE) and well-being. Staff in a sample of schools completed a survey of their CE. A sub-sample of teachers was interviewed to elicit views about the relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Well Being, Teacher Surveys
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Marsh, Alan J.; Higgins, Andrea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
As UK governments continue with the economic policy of deficit reduction from 2010, many Local Authorities' (LAs) Educational Psychology Services (EPSs) have begun to develop "traded" models of service delivery in order to maintain jobs and secure services. Nevertheless, EPSs still provide a core service delivery to schools, settings and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychological Services, School Districts, Delivery Systems
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Cane, Fiona Eloise; Oland, Louise – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Government guidance in 2008 endorsed the "Targeting Mental Health in Schools" (TaMHS) agenda, which sets out to promote mental health in schools through the delivery of universal and targeted interventions. This paper initially defines mental health and outlines the TaMHS initiative. It then offers empirical findings from four focus…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Docherty, Rebecca – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to explore how support staff make sense of their experiences of assisting children with additional support needs in mainstream classes. Focussed and productive communication with the class teacher was perceived as being crucial to effective practice. A conclusion of this study is that absence of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Mainstreaming, Teacher Aides, Teaching Experience
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Higgins, Helen; Gulliford, Anthea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
There has been a noted growth in the number of teaching assistants (TAs) in mainstream schools. Research is inconclusive about their efficacy at changing outcomes for children and has proposed more training for TAs. Generic training models have suggested that enhancing self-efficacy in turn improves performance. This exploratory study investigated…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teaching Assistants, Mainstreaming, Performance Factors
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Osborne, Cara; Burton, Sheila – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
The Educational Psychology Service in this study has responsibility for providing group supervision to Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) working in schools. To date, little research has examined this type of inter-professional supervision arrangement. The current study used a questionnaire to examine ELSAs' views on the supervision…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Supervisory Methods, Teamwork
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Canto, Angela I.; Chesire, David J.; Buckley, Valerie A.; Andrews, Terrie W.; Roehrig, Alysia D. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Many students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are identified by the medical community each year and many more experience head injuries that are not examined by medical personnel. School psychologists and allied consultants have important liaison roles to identify and assist these students post-injury. In this study, 75 school psychologists (the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Neurological Impairments, Head Injuries, Brain
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Honess, Andrea; Hunter, Deborah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
The research was designed to add to the UK-based literature around the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) curriculum, a whole school emotional literacy and social competence intervention. Seven semi-structured interviews were carried out with class teachers and pastoral leads. Questionnaires were designed to explore a number of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Change, Emotional Development
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Nugent, Mary; Jones, Valerie; McElroy, Deirdre; Peelo, Mary; Thornton, Teresa; Tierney, Theresa – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This article reports on a two year project in which educational psychologists offered consultation to groups of teachers, to help them find solutions to school-based problems. Teachers were drawn from within individual schools and from across a number of schools. Typically, teachers were trained by educational psychologists in group consultation…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Consultation Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Reilly, Colin; Fenton, Virginia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Childhood epilepsy is the most common paediatric neurological disorder. It is a condition with a well-documented association with cognitive, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Children with epilepsy are at increased risk of global and specific cognitive impairments. They are also at increased risk for symptoms associated with attention…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Neurological Impairments, Seizures, School Psychologists
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Lightfoot, Louise; Bond, Caroline – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This study explores factors that influence decisions about transition and what works for children with Down's syndrome transferring from primary to secondary school. Qualitative data were collected using semi-structured interviews to gain the views of support staff and parents of two children with Down's syndrome. One parent had chosen…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Individualized Transition Plans, Parent Participation, Elementary Education
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Burnham, Simon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Outcomes of interviews with seven educational psychologists, focused on issues of epistemological and ontological positioning, are reported. The interviews were conducted within a qualitative, biographical research paradigm which examines the ways in which a person's meaning-making is impacted upon by all aspects of their life experience. Thematic…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scientific Methodology, Psychologists, Social Values
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Atkinson, Cathy; Squires, Garry; Bragg, Joanna; Wasilewski, David; Muscutt, Janet – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This project follows a survey into the role of UK educational psychologists (EPs) in delivering therapeutic interventions to children and young people. Four educational psychology services (EPSs) that identified themselves as providing effective therapeutic practice were selected on the basis of their qualitative responses to the survey. Site…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Therapy, Foreign Countries, Psychologists
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Ball, Heather; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This study explores the process of reintegration into school for children with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and considers the role of the educational psychologist (EP) in supporting these children. Interviews were conducted with a range of professionals in two specialist settings: a specialist rehabilitation centre and a children's hospital with…
Descriptors: Injuries, Specialists, Neurological Impairments, Brain
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Woods, Kevin; Stothard, Jan; Lydon, Jackie; Reason, Rea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
In this paper two premises are set out: first, that within Children's Services educational psychologists (EPs) have a distinctive contribution to make towards policy and practice in relation to "dyslexia"; second, that they may be well placed to lead development work at an organisational level within a local authority. Building on…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Case Studies, Educational Psychology, School Districts
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