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Ramsay, Janet; Cowell, Naina; Gersch, Irvine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This exploratory study adopted a mixed methods methodology, a critical realist ontological stance and a constructionist epistemological position to consider how special educational needs coordinators and pastoral managers in mainstream high schools understand the relationship between problem behaviours and language development. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Impairments, Behavior Problems, Educational Psychology
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Anglim, Johanna; Prendeville, Paula; Kinsella, William – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
In the context of a trend towards inclusive practice in Irish primary schools, many teachers feel ill-equipped to cope with this new challenge. Scope exists within the Irish education system to transform mainstream schools into autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) friendly environments. Research into teacher perceptions of inclusion has found that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Competencies, Elementary School Teachers, Autism
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O'Farrell, P.; Kinsella, W. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Research and recent policy developments in Eire highlight that there is a growing number of children in Irish schools presenting with special educational needs, leading to an increased need for Educational Psychology services. This research utilised case studies of children who were presenting to teachers with academic, social, emotional or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Gore Langton, Emma – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Children who leave care into adoption and special guardianship are often considered by schools and local authorities to have found their "happy ending." Yet there is growing evidence that the impact of prenatal and early trauma, abuse and neglect does not disappear upon placement in a permanent family. Rates of social, emotional and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Special Needs Students
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Anastasiou, Andri I.; Papachristou, Eleni M.; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The study compared teachers' and parents' views about elementary school children's psychosocial adjustment with and without a history of early grade retention. The sample included retained and non-retained students currently in Grades Two and Four (age range 7.5 to 11.6¬†years) in Cypriot public schools. The retained students experienced early…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Emotional Adjustment, Social Adjustment, Kindergarten
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Edwards, Lisa Nyree – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Whilst outcomes for looked after children (LAC) have been extensively discussed, less attention has been paid to the experiences of teachers of this group of children. It is accepted that Emotional Labour (EL) is commonplace in the teaching profession but no research has investigated how, and to what extent, teachers experience emotional labour…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Foster Care, Child Welfare, Teacher Attitudes
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Hayes, Marie; Stringer, Phil – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Research has shown that teacher consultation groups increase teachers' behaviour management skills through discussion and collaborative problem-solving. Unlike the United Kingdom, at the time of this research consultation groups were not widely used in Irish schools. This research introduced Farouk's process consultation approach in three Irish…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Behavior Problems
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Hughes, Cerian; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of preschool Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), an early years curriculum designed to improve children's social and emotional competence, and reduce problem behaviour.¬†Fifty-seven children aged three to four years took part in the study over one academic year. The control group (Group 1) received…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Education, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Ewing, Donna L.; Monsen, Jeremy J.; Kwoka, Maria – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This action research project considered whether significant improvements in child and young person behavioural and emotional mental health could be achieved using school-based play workers as opposed to qualified therapists. This was seen as being an important practice question as access to qualified play therapists was severely restricted with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Mental Disorders
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Rechten, Frances; Tweed, Alison E. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Every day nearly 900 children will be excluded from UK schools for disruptive behaviour and almost one-third of this population has a diagnosed mental health disorder. Exclusion from school is the endpoint of most schools' sanction-based behaviour management policies. This exploratory study investigated staff opinions for using a communication and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Jones, Daniel; Monsen, Jeremy; Franey, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This paper explores how educational psychologists working in a training/consultative way can enable teachers to manage challenging pupil behaviour more effectively. It sets out a rationale which encourages schools to embrace a group based teacher peer-support system as part of regular school development. It then explores the usefulness of the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Behavior Problems, Faculty Development, Behavior Modification
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Marsh, Lesley J. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This article discusses the potential benefits of the Massage in Schools Programme (MISP), a programme originating in Scandinavia, which has been introduced into schools in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2001. Meeting four out of five outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda, the review of the literature aims to separate anecdotal and media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Literature Reviews
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Curtis, Cheryl; Norgate, Roger – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) is a curriculum designed to promote social and emotional thinking in primary aged pupils. Research in the US has indicated that where used there has been an increase in emotional understanding and a decrease in behavioural difficulties. This study relates to 287 children (114 from intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Empathy, Emotional Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Poulou, Maria – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2005
Teachers are highly concerned about students with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD). Lately, much emphasis has been given to the field of prevention in schools, through the Competence-Enhancement Perspective. Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) provide the necessary skills to be acquired by students. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems
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Swinson, Jeremy; Woof, Catherine; Melling, Richard – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
A group of twelve pupils from an emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) school were transferred to a mainstream comprehensive school. They were supported by a specialist teacher and two Educational Support Assistants. The behaviour of the pupils was monitored. The behaviour of the EBD pupils was found to be very similar to that of the other…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Educational Psychology, Inclusive Schools