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Gouveia, Patrícia; Leal, Isabel; Cardoso, Jorge – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This study introduces a pilot project--the creation of a Student and Family Office to reduce school violence--and suggests the benefits of the combined use of different strategies to decrease peer aggression and victimisation. The programme was implemented over a two-and-a-half-year period and included 132 Portuguese adolescents attending the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Student Personnel Services, Student Welfare
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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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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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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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Robinson, Lee; Bond, Caroline; Oldfield, Jeremy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Although evidence-based interventions (EBIs) for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been identified in recent systematic literature reviews, the extent to which the practice of educational psychologists (EPs) in the UK and Ireland is informed by these is unknown. This study presents the results of a questionnaire that surveyed 146 EP…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Counselor Attitudes, Intervention, Decision Making
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Lodal, Katherine; Bond, Caroline – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study is an exploratory product evaluation of the Manchester Motor Skills Programme (MMSP). A mixed methodology was used to explore intended, unintended, positive and negative outcomes for four Key Stage 2 (KS2) children with motor skills difficulties who participated in the MMSP. The children's motor skills, social skills and self-esteem…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research, Program Effectiveness
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Sheffield, Emma L.; Morgan, Gavin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, previously Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), is the most frequently occurring category of Special Educational Need (SEN) in secondary schools in England, associated with school exclusion and poorer outcomes in later life. This study explores the perceptions of young people of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, 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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Francis, Yvonne J.; Bennion, Kim; Humrich, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Research shows that Looked After Children (LAC) may experience emotional instability which can reduce their capacity to engage with education. This study evaluates an attachment based therapeutic Theraplay® intervention designed to bridge the gap between the emotional well-being of LAC and their engagement in education. Twenty LAC between the ages…
Descriptors: Therapeutic Recreation, Play, Outcomes of Treatment, Intervention
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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study sought to establish pupil and teacher views about a six-hour, whole-class mindfulness programme called Paws.b. Pupil post-intervention focus groups and teacher semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain what was interesting and useful about Paws.b, and how it could be developed. Audio recordings were transcribed and thematically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Psychology
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Morgan, Gavin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This study investigates the effectiveness of a solution-focused approach to organisational change. Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) is an intervention more commonly applied to individuals. In this study the intervention is used with groups of people working in educational organisations to help manage the change process. The approach…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Change Agents
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Tellis-James, Charlie; Fox, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This research drew on positive psychology in order to offer an optimistic way of conceptualising the lives of young people who are often described as having "SEBD" (social, emotional and behavioural difficulties), now SEMH (social, emotional, mental health) in the English 2014 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Social Development, Emotional Development, Futures (of Society)
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Honess, Andrea; Hunter, Deborah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
The research was designed to add to the UK-based literature around the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) curriculum, a whole school emotional literacy and social competence intervention. Seven semi-structured interviews were carried out with class teachers and pastoral leads. Questionnaires were designed to explore a number of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Change, Emotional Development
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Collyer, Sam – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An exploratory survey of Assistants in Scottish educational psychology services (EPSs) was undertaken, guided by four questions: Who are Assistants? Why are they employed/not employed? What do Assistants do? How are Assistants supported and supervised? Twenty-one Assistants and 15 managers were interviewed. It was found that Assistants worked…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Benish, Tricia M.; Bramlett, Ronald K. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
Social stories have been widely used for children with autism and developmental delays; however, little research has been conducted that examines their effectiveness with pre-school children who have no developmental delays. The present study investigated this previously undocumented use of social stories. Social stories were used to decrease…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Autism, Disadvantaged Youth, Rating Scales
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