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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