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White, Julie; Rae, Tina – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The person-centred review (PCR) is a model for the review of a student's special educational needs (SEN) which places the young person and their family at the centre of the process. This mixed-methods, exploratory study investigated the views of 16 students with SEN aged between 10-11 years (Year 6) and 13-14 years (Year 9), and their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mixed Methods Research
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Gren-Landell, Malin; Ekerfelt Allvin, Cornelia; Bradley, Maria; Andersson, Maria; Andersson, Gerhard – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
In the present online survey, 158 teachers in regular and special education teaching in grades six to nine were asked to rate the importance of probable reasons for problematic school absenteeism. On average, the teachers estimated that among their students, 19 students had presented with problematic school absenteeism over the last five years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Attendance Patterns, Online Surveys
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Warhurst, Amy; Norgate, Roger – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An analysis of the improvement in attainments of 109 students attending specialist-resourced provision for specific learning difficulties (SpLD) attached to mainstream secondary schools was conducted as they progressed through Key Stages 3 and 4. Steady progress was made in terms of reading accuracy, reading comprehension, spelling ability and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems, Spelling
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Ackers, Melanie Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
The topic of cyberbullying is raising international debate and concern. Through the development and dissemination of a questionnaire 12 student researchers were supported in surveying 325 UK students across Years 7, 8 and 9 to gain further knowledge of this area, in relation to children and young people. Results were analysed and comparisons made…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents
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Tobias, Adele – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
This paper describes a small-scale research project undertaken in July 2007, which focused on a group of students with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) currently attending a mainstream secondary school. Three focus groups were held with students in Years 9 and 11 and with their parents in order to explore current practice on…
Descriptors: Autism, Focus Groups, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Grade 9
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Rush, Craig; Harrison, Patti – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2008
There are few studies that have directly examined teachers' perceptions of children with ADHD, particularly children in the adolescent age range. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of general-education ninth through twelfth grade teachers regarding working with adolescent students with ADHD. Sorted responses from a sample of…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Adolescents, Secondary School Teachers, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Burton, Sheila – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2004
This paper describes group work developed to enhance pupil self-esteem. The intervention was originally developed in response to an identified need that arose in a resourced provision for pupils identified as having dyslexia, attached to a mainstream secondary school. However, more recently the same intervention has been found to be beneficial for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Esteem, Secondary School Students, Dyslexia