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Higgins, Edel; Slattery, Carol; Perry, John L.; O'Shea, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Research has shown that rates of clinical anxiety levels are higher among young people with an ASD than their typically developing peers. This study conducted an exploratory investigation into the impact of a specifically tailored CBT group programme on anxiety levels in young people with ASD. The 12 week CBT programme was delivered to 12 children…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring
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Chapple, Christine; Kinsella, William – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
West Syndrome is a severe, early-onset epilepsy syndrome, with significant implications for subsequent neurological and cognitive development. While most children with a prior diagnosis of West Syndrome initially follow a normal developmental trajectory, there is evidence of subsequent emergence of clusters of difficulties, including autism…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Case Studies, Autism, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Antonopoulou, Katerina; Chaidemenou, Anastasia; Kouvava, Sofia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The present study examines the associations between peer acceptance and friendship with loneliness, self-esteem and school engagement in a sample of 180 primary school pupils (M age = 10.94 years old, SD = 0.82, age range: 9-12 years). Peer acceptance was evaluated through a sociometric procedure, the number of children's mutual friendships…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Friendship, Elementary School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Cunningham, Larissa; Hartwell, Brettany K.; Kreppner, Jana – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Nurture Groups (NGs) are a short term, psychotherapeutic intervention aiming to provide reparative attachment experiences for children within an educational setting. The social skills of 16 children (aged between 6.0 and 9.75 years) were assessed through teacher ratings and children's self-report to hypothetical and challenging social situations.…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Psychotherapy, Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Kay, Daniel – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Child participation currently holds a high profile within the field of educational psychology and has been the subject of increasing interest and research. The aim of this paper is to consider the potential merit in orienting the focus beyond participation in planning and decision-making and towards self-advocacy. Self-advocacy is an essential…
Descriptors: Children, Inclusion, Participative Decision Making, Childrens Rights
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Tobias, Adele – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This article explores the application of the genogram in educational psychology (EP) practice. It provides a brief overview of the historical and theoretical development of the genogram. It then reviews and critiques some of the current literature regarding clinical application of the genogram in casework with children and adolescents and their…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Family Counseling, Family (Sociological Unit)
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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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Melling, Richard; Swinson, Jeremy; Brett, Maggy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) scale was designed to detect the level and distribution of autistic-like traits across both the general population and those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Scores in the large normative samples were consistent with previous research in showing a continuous distribution of traits, implying that the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Scores, Measures (Individuals)
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Hill, Joanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Counterfactual thinking refers to imaginative thoughts about what might have been ("if only" or "what if") which are intrinsically linked to self-conscious emotions (regret and guilt) and social judgements (blame). Research in adults suggests that the focus of these thoughts is influenced by order (temporal and causal). Little…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Imagination, Educational Psychology
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Weidberg, Fiona – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
There are an estimated 200,000 children of prisoners in the UK. However, research into their needs is limited, especially studies including their voice. An in-depth, small-scale explorative approach was taken, focusing on these children's resilience and emotional and psychological needs. The aim of the research was to investigate how children with…
Descriptors: Children, Institutionalized Persons, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Burke, Mary-Kate; Prendeville, Paula; Veale, Angela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
"FRIENDS for Life" is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme which aims to reduce anxiety and promote resilience among children. This study evaluated the "FRIENDS for Life" (FRIENDS) programme used as an intervention for seven children between the ages of 10 and 11 presenting with high functioning autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Pretests Posttests, Intervention, Anxiety
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Calderón-Tena, Carlos O. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This study investigated the role of broad cognitive processes in the development of mathematics skills among children and adolescents. Four hundred and forty-seven students (age mean [M] = 10.23 years, 73% boys and 27% girls) from an elementary school district in the US southwest participated. Structural equation modelling tests indicated that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes, Elementary School Students
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Sewell, Alexandra; Hulusi, Halit – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Over the last five years the radicalisation of children and young people to extreme ideologies is fast developing as a new and important safeguarding issue for Local Authorities. Despite many high profile cases, there has yet to be a response from the educational psychology profession. This article seeks to explore the possible role for…
Descriptors: Prevention, Ideology, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Lodal, Katherine; Bond, Caroline – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Research findings indicate that there appears to be a relationship between poor motor skills and self-esteem, however this relationship is ambiguous. This review examines the effects of poor motor skills on global and/or domain specific self-esteem. Four databases, Google Scholar and the Manchester Online library were searched for articles…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Self Esteem, Children, Adolescents
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Taylor, Amelia Fay – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This practitioner research article sought to provide an interpretation of the parental experience of video interaction guidance (VIG). Two mothers and one grandmother participated in one cycle of VIG and one interview about their experiences. Transcripts were analysed using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Findings indicated that…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Research Projects, Parents, Children
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