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Bozic, Nick; Lawthom, Rebecca; Murray, Janice – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Since the 1990s many strength-based assessments (for example, inventories, checklists, interview schedules) have been developed for use with children and young people, but these have offered a limited appraisal of the contexts in which strengths are present. In this study a new form of contextualised strength-based assessment was used within the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Interviews, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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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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Weeks, Caoimhe; Hill, Vivian; Owen, Charlie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Promoting mental health and well-being for children and young people in the UK has attracted increasing prominence in recent years and has been a focus for government strategy within health and education. Training and practice in educational psychology has increasingly focused on developing skills and expertise to provide therapeutic support…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Restructuring
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Cooper, Liz; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This exploratory study investigated an educational psychologist's use of a strengths-based development tool with head teachers, in the context of influencing and supporting leaders in school organisations. Nine head teachers completed the "Realise2 Introductory Profile" online strengths assessment and then received a structured debrief…
Descriptors: Principals, Organizational Development, Well Being, School Psychologists
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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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Bagley, Christopher; Hallam, Susan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The current research aimed to explore the extent to which school professionals and local authority staff perceived that there was a role for educational psychologists in the processes involved in implementing, monitoring and offering support to young people for whom a managed move was being arranged. The study was conducted in one English local…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Counselor Role, Student Placement, Role Perception
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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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Dunsmuir, Sandra; Atkinson, Cathy; Lang, Jane; Warhurst, Amy; Wright, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Objective Structured Professional Assessments (OSPAs) were developed and evaluated at three universities in the United Kingdom, to supplement supervisor assessments of trainee educational psychologists' placement practice. Participating second year students on three educational psychology doctoral programmes (n = 31) and tutors (n = 12) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Graduate Students
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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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Fernie, Lynne; Cubeddu, Daniela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
A Working on What Works (WOWW) approach was utilised over six sessions in a mainstream Scottish primary class to enhance classroom relationships and behaviours. The aim of the intervention was to manage everyday classroom problems within a natural classroom environment. WOWW incorporates positive psychology and implements a solution-focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment
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Ardern, Catherine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Previous research investigating the use of Mindfulness as an intervention has generally taken a quantitative approach, focusing on outcomes rather than processes. The purpose of this research was to develop an understanding of how and why Mindfulness training might influence young people. The study explored the changes in narratives that occur in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Behavior Problems, Behavior Change, Intervention
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Connolly, Micaela; Gersch, Irvine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Starting school is a critical event in a child's life and successful transitions to school have been posited as key indicators for future academic achievement. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the process is complicated by difficulties in social communication and social interaction. Parents of children with ASD can experience…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Autism
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Cryer, Sarah; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Research suggests motivational interviewing (MI) techniques are both widely-used by educational psychologists (EPs) and effective in supporting young people of secondary age. To date, there has been no published research investigating the use of MI with primary-aged children. This study details the use of a short MI-based intervention with a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Motivation Techniques, Educational Psychology, Intervention
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Cane, Fiona Eloise; Oland, Louise – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Government guidance in 2008 endorsed the "Targeting Mental Health in Schools" (TaMHS) agenda, which sets out to promote mental health in schools through the delivery of universal and targeted interventions. This paper initially defines mental health and outlines the TaMHS initiative. It then offers empirical findings from four focus…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Griffin, Claire P.; Murtagh, Lelia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This article outlines the impact of an eight-week Precision Teaching (PT) intervention on the sight vocabulary, reading fluency and reading attainment scores of a group of Irish primary school pupils. This study also sought to evaluate the role of PT in facilitating formative assessment of pupils' progress. Employing a mixed-method approach, this…
Descriptors: Sight Vocabulary, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Ability
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