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Brown, Carol G. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Primary Movement programme on the fine motor skills of children in an early years setting in an area of high social disadvantage. Primary Movement is a programme which can be used as an early intervention technique to help children inhibit persistent primary reflexes that have been shown to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Child Development, Motor Development, Cognitive Development
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Liepins, Maureen; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
In this paper the authors provide a description of the organisational and professional context of locum work, identify challenges and opportunities for locum educational psychologists and for services where they are employed, and propose a protocol for use by educational psychologists (EPs) working in a locum capacity and for the services…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Kathryn – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This retrospective study used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to explore young lesbian and gay (LG) people's experiences of school in relation to their sexuality and their perceptions of how schools could be inclusive for young LG people. Participants were in the age range of 16 to 21 and provided insights into coping strategies,…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Coping, Homosexuality
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Fallon, Kate; Woods, Kevin; Rooney, Steve – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This paper reflects upon the developing role of educational psychologists (EPs) within the local authority Children's Services, from the starting point that the EP role has, through numerous reviews, been clearly conceptualised. Detailing the philosophy and framework for the inception of Children's Services in England, the authors propose two…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Foreign Countries, Counselor Role
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Hartnell, Naomi – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This study evaluates the work of a multi-disciplinary Behaviour Support Team developed to support schools in managing problematic behaviour. An evidence base to inform future service delivery is developed, using a model of evaluation which incorporates both quantitative, outcome data and more explanatory qualitative data, incorporating the views…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Evaluation Methods, School Psychologists, Student Behavior
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Burton, Debbie; Smith, Margaret; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Enabling children and young people to act as researchers is increasingly viewed as useful in supporting their increased "participation" within settings where they live, work or receive services. This paper reports upon a project conducted by two educational psychologists (EPs) with two primary school class groups, in which the children…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Research Methodology, Psychologists, Young Adults
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Aston, Hermione J.; Lambert, Nathan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This paper reports on research conducted over a two-year period in a large Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in England. Researchers were keen to ascertain the views of young people and EPS members about young people being directly involved in educational decision-making and how their "genuine" involvement in such decision-making…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Focus Groups, Young Adults
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Eodanable, Miranda; Lauchlan, Fraser – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
Research and evaluation has become increasingly important in many professions, including educational psychology, particularly as the profession moves to becoming more evidence-based in its practice. The recent move to a three year doctoral programme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland may be viewed as a positive one in developing research…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Education, Research Skills
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Dunsmuir, Sandra; Brown, Emma; Iyadurai, Suzi; Monsen, Jeremy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
With the growing emphasis on accountability and evidence-based practice, evaluation has become increasingly important in the contexts in which educational psychologists (EPs) practice. This paper describes a Target Monitoring and Evaluation (TME) system, derived from Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) which was developed to evaluate outcomes of a wide…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Evaluation Methods, Psychometrics, Replication (Evaluation)
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Smith, Peter K.; Smith, Cherise; Osborn, Rob; Samara, Muthanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2008
Schools in England are legally required to have an anti-bullying policy, but the little research so far suggests that they may lack coverage in important areas. An analysis of 142 school anti-bullying policies, from 115 primary schools and 27 secondary schools in one county was undertaken. A 31-item scoring scheme was devised to assess policy.…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Sanders, Tracey – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
This paper describes a nurture group pilot project that took place in three schools in Hampshire. Results suggested that children in the nurture groups made significant social and emotional gains after attending a group. These gains were recognised by the children themselves and their parents. They were also generalised into the classroom.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Behavior Problems, Group Counseling, Interpersonal Competence
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Woolfson, Richard C.; Harker, Michael; Lowe, Dorothy; Shields, Mary; Banks, Margaret; Campbell, Lindsay; Ferguson, Ellen – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2006
The increasing recognition that children and young people should be consulted and involved in decision-making about their lives is reflected in national and international legislation. A great deal of this legislation, stemming from the UN convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), requires education authorities to consult children and young…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Young Adults, Children, Childhood Attitudes
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Marks, Anna; Burden, Bob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2005
The Cognitive Profiling System (CoPS 1) is a psychometric assessment/screening system presented in the form of computer games to children in their early school years in order to predict the probability of later learning difficulties of both a general and specific nature (Singleton, Horne, & Thomas, 1999). Although some evidence is available as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Predictive Validity, Student Evaluation
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Gibbs, Simon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
Many educational psychologists now conduct assessments of children's phonological skills. In the context of an outline of some of the issues relating to memory and phonological awareness, this paper explores an assumption underlying a method of assessing phonological awareness. It was assumed by Maclean, Bryant and Bradley (1987) that the presence…
Descriptors: Memory, Reading Skills, Educational Psychology, Hypothesis Testing
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Jones, Philip R. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
This paper presents a personal reflection on the history and contribution of child and family guidance within the profession of educational psychology. It argues for a return to a child and family orientation within practice to ensure there is a better focus on children's needs. A recent change in the range of therapeutic options makes it more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidance, Educational Psychology, School Districts
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