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Begon, Rob; Billington, Tom – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This article aims to contribute to an emancipatory conceptual framework for EPs to draw upon when called to work with and/or speak of individuals labelled autistic. First, the widespread adherence to medicalised, inherently deficit-based discourses surrounding autism is critiqued, and considered as not uniformly beneficial for "clients"…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Individual Differences, Critical Theory
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Gillard, Duncan; Flaxman, Paul; Hooper, Nic – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Guidance for schools regarding the promotion and enhancement of psychological wellbeing represents an invitation to intervene to promote effective, evidence-informed, whole-school approaches for school staff, students and parents. With its transdiagnostic approach and evidence from empirical literature, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is…
Descriptors: Well Being, Mental Health, Psychological Patterns, Intervention
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Matthews, Jeff W.; Singh, RajVinder – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This article describes a new approach, employing a combination of Positioning Theory and Semantic Polarities, that educational psychologists can use to develop and facilitate change in organisations and groups. Resistance to change can be seen as reflecting a lack of the language that the members of an organisation need to participate effectively…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Educational Psychology, Organizational Change, Resistance to Change
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Apter, Brian – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
An organisational change-process in a UK local authority (LA) over two years is examined using transcribed excerpts from three meetings. The change-process is analysed using a Foucauldian analytical tool--Iterative Learning Conversations (ILCS). An Educational Psychology Service was changed from being primarily an education-focussed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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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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Annan, Michael; Chua, Jocelyn; Cole, Rachel; Kennedy, Emma; James, Robert; Markusdottir, Ingibjorg; Monsen, Jeremy; Robertson, Lucy; Shah, Sonia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
A core component of applied educational and child psychology practice is the skilfulness with which practitioners are able to rigorously structure and conceptualise complex real world human problems. This is done in such a way that when they (with others) jointly work on them, there is an increased likelihood of positive outcomes being achieved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Psychology, Educational Psychology, Problem Solving
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Gillum, James – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
Dyscalculia has been described as a specific learning difficulty affecting the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. In recent years, it has become a topic for discussion in the popular media, yet there has been little research undertaken by educational psychologists. This paper provides a summary of neuroscientific research into the development…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Arithmetic, Educational Psychology, Mathematics Skills
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Apter, Brian J. B. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
A critical review of working memory training research during the last 10 years is provided. Particular attention is given to research that has attempted to investigate the efficacy of commercially marketed computerised training programmes such as "Cogmed" and "Jungle Memory". Claimed benefits are questioned on the basis that research methodologies…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Psychologists, Short Term Memory, Assistive Technology
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Brown, Emma; Henderson, Linda – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
The Solution Circle (SC) approach is a flexible tool which encourages participants to maintain a positive, creative approach to problem-solving. This project focussed on the introduction of this approach to staff in a primary and a secondary school. The rationale was to implement a problem-solving/discussion tool that would allow staff to utilise…
Descriptors: Expertise, Scientific Personnel, Problem Solving, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bond, Caroline; Cole, Marilyn; Fletcher, Judy; Noble, Jennifer; O'Connell, Maria – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
The current paper outlines a three-year action research project with 39 schools in one inner city local authority. A local need to improve provision for children with motor skills difficulties resulted in a team of educational psychologists (EPs) and specialist teachers developing the Manchester Motor Skills Intervention (MMSI), which is a…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Action Research, Educational Psychology
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Banks, Tachelle – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
In preparing children to deal with life in an increasingly complex society, it is important that schools devote attention to well-organised and theoretically sound programmes employing a preventive approach to mental health. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), as indicated in its name, incorporates changes to thought processes and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Emotional Disturbances, Curriculum
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Honey, Kyla L.; Rees, Paul; Griffey, Simon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
The perceptions of Looked After Children (LAC; n = 51), their Designated Teachers (DTs), and a sample of non-LAC (n = 99) were elicited. LAC held more positive self-perceptions than the non-LAC, and similarly positive ratings were given for the LAC by their DTs; but LAC held lower career aspirations than the non-LAC. LAC differed in their levels…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Incidence, Educational Psychology, Teacher Attitudes
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Landor, Miriam – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This paper reports the results of a small-scale study of the perceptions of recently-qualified educational psychologists (EPs) in Scotland about the effectiveness of their Master's level research and its impact on their own practice, on their service and on the wider educational psychology community. Thematic analysis of the data was carried out.…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Research, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Bozic, Nick; Williams, Huw – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
Over the past 40 years, problem-based learning (PBL) and enquiry-based learning (EBL) approaches have been used in a variety of professional training courses. More recently online versions of these pedagogies have been developed. This paper explains how online PBL and EBL activities have been incorporated into the professional training of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Training, Problem Based Learning
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Bennett, Sue; Monsen, Jeremy J. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This paper critically appraises four problem-solving approaches, based on a range of theoretical perspectives and procedures, which are currently used in educational settings to support adults to find solutions to complex problems that arise within classrooms and the wider school community. The four approaches are: Circles of Adults; Teacher…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills
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