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Hoyne, Nicola; Cunningham, Yvonne – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Recent years have seen a revived interest in therapeutic educational psychology practice. The aim of this research is to identify the range of therapeutic approaches being delivered by Educational Psychologists (EPs) in an Irish context and to elicit the views of practitioners on the facilitators and barriers to therapeutic provision. Twelve…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Intervention, Therapy
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Tobias, Adele – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Persistent school non-attendance (PSNA) is a widely acknowledged problem. Family coaches work intensively with families where a child or young person (CYP) has persistently poor or no school attendance and there is unemployment or anti-social behaviour. Their work extends across different systems, which gives them a unique, multi-factored…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Family Environment, Intervention, Attendance Patterns
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Atkinson, Cathy; Posada, Susan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
A growing body of literature surrounds the development of effective supervisory practices for practitioner and trainee educational psychologists. To date, none of this has addressed supervision for managers of UK educational psychology services, despite evidence that they may be under increasing pressure to make difficult decisions, respond to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Supervision, Administrators, Educational Psychology
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Green, Rachael; Birch, Susan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Dynamic Assessment (DA) is an interactive form of cognitive assessment used by some educational psychologists (EPs) to assess the learning potential of children and young people, through a focus on cognitive and affective aspects of learning. In terms of UK EP practice, this approach has the potential to complement the focus on 'person-centred…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Cognitive Measurement, Alternative Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Law, C. Eleanor; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Educational or school psychologists (EPs/SPs) can offer support with behaviour concerns at the levels of individual, group or organisation. Their practices, whilst being psychologically based, must be responsive to local contexts and needs. To explore behaviour practice in a real-world context, and to consider how development in this domain might…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems
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Starley, Dawn – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The limited and largely international, adult-based literature links "perfectionism" with both positive (achievement, life satisfaction) and negative (mental health difficulties, suicide) outcomes, both of which have relevance for education. This review identifies the key areas of agreement and conflict in the current research base,…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Educational Psychology, Mental Health, Well Being
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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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Edmondson, Suzanne; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Research suggests that children with hearing loss face a number of difficulties in the education system, including socially. Although there has been much research with the severe to profound deaf population there has been little research into the life experiences of children with moderate hearing loss who attend mainstream secondary schools. This…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Deafness, Mainstreaming, Student Experience
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Woodley-Hume, T. A.; Woods, K. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Following consistently high demands for educational psychology services (EPSs) and recent influences upon the delivery of EPSs, the contribution of assistant educational psychologists (EPs) was explored via a multiple case study design. Participants included assistant psychologists, EPs and senior/principal psychologists from two local authority…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Psychological Services, Ancillary School Services
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Greig, Anne; MacKay, Tommy; Ginter, Linden – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The mental health of children and young people is of increasing concern both to educational psychology and to the Government's priorities throughout the UK. This paper reports the results of a survey of Scottish educational psychology services regarding views and information about meeting the mental health needs of school children. Services…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Child Health, Youth
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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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Sedgwick, Adrienne; Stothard, Jan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Considering the prevalence of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and the known association with poor academic performance and social, emotional and mental health, it is surprising that two-thirds of children with primary SLCN go unidentified. Although educational psychologists (EPs) are well positioned to support schools in improving…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Communication Problems, Educational Psychology
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Wood, Henry; O'Farrell, Karen; Bjerk-Andersen, Caroline; Mullen, Cate; Kovshoff, Hanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This small-scale research project investigated the impact of a person-centred planning (PCP) tool -- Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) -- with children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream settings. Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the perceived impact of the PATH…
Descriptors: Planning, Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Males
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McEwen, Sharon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This research paper summarises the findings of a small-scale study that explored the experiences of emotional literacy support assistants (ELSAs) and the children with whom they work. Eight ELSAs and seven children were interviewed and a thematic analysis of the transcripts elicited key themes. The findings indicated that the ELSA-child…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Student Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Educational Experience
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Edmondson, Suzanne; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This paper describes a therapeutic intervention within an eco-systemic approach used to support a pupil's return to school following an acquired brain injury (ABI). The outcomes suggest that there were three key facilitative factors during the reintegration back into school. These were: the psychological formulation of the individual's needs and…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Head Injuries, Brain, Student Needs
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