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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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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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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