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Hughes, Cerian; Maclean, Georgina; Stringer, Phil – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This article reflects on the experience of applying a person-centred approach to promote organisational change in an educational context. A detailed example is drawn from a Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) process with a group of school staff. The article considers existing research into person-centred approaches and explores key…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Organizational Change, Special Needs Students, Program Effectiveness
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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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O'Farrell, P.; Kinsella, W. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Research and recent policy developments in Eire highlight that there is a growing number of children in Irish schools presenting with special educational needs, leading to an increased need for Educational Psychology services. This research utilised case studies of children who were presenting to teachers with academic, social, emotional or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Marsh, Alan J.; Higgins, Andrea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
As UK governments continue with the economic policy of deficit reduction from 2010, many Local Authorities' (LAs) Educational Psychology Services (EPSs) have begun to develop "traded" models of service delivery in order to maintain jobs and secure services. Nevertheless, EPSs still provide a core service delivery to schools, settings and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychological Services, School Districts, Delivery Systems
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Morris, Rachel; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
The Children and Families Act (2014) has seen the extension of the role of educational psychologists (EPs) to cover the age range from birth to 25 years. EPs have had to develop and extend their practice to meet the needs of post-16 young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Research on transition from compulsory education to…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Role, Transitional Programs
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Ewing, Donna L.; Monsen, Jeremy J.; Kielblock, Stephan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education affect its successful implementation within mainstream schools. This paper reviews nine questionnaires which capture primary school teachers' attitudes towards inclusion, with the aim to support researchers in selecting the most appropriate measure according to the purpose of their study. Most of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Questionnaires, Special Needs Students
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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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Gore Langton, Emma – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Children who leave care into adoption and special guardianship are often considered by schools and local authorities to have found their "happy ending." Yet there is growing evidence that the impact of prenatal and early trauma, abuse and neglect does not disappear upon placement in a permanent family. Rates of social, emotional and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Special Needs Students
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White, Julie; Rae, Tina – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The person-centred review (PCR) is a model for the review of a student's special educational needs (SEN) which places the young person and their family at the centre of the process. This mixed-methods, exploratory study investigated the views of 16 students with SEN aged between 10-11 years (Year 6) and 13-14 years (Year 9), and their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mixed Methods Research
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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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Fox, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
The changes brought by the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice: 0 to 25 years, 2014, is an opportunity for educational psychologists (EPs) to reposition ourselves so that we can improve our contribution to the services for children and young people with special educational needs (SENs) or a disability. Underpinning…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Docherty, Rebecca – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to explore how support staff make sense of their experiences of assisting children with additional support needs in mainstream classes. Focussed and productive communication with the class teacher was perceived as being crucial to effective practice. A conclusion of this study is that absence of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Mainstreaming, Teacher Aides, Teaching Experience
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Aljunied, Mariam; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Despite embracing a bio-psycho-social perspective, the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) assessment framework has had limited application to date with children who have special educational needs (SEN). This study examines its utility for educational psychologists' work with…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Special Needs Students
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Marsh, Alan J. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
The study presents a statistical analysis of statements of special educational needs and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) tribunal appeal rates in England and Wales. It is set against the backcloth of the 2014 Children and Families Act which replaces statements with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. The numerical overview…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Osborne, Cara; Burton, Sheila – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
The Educational Psychology Service in this study has responsibility for providing group supervision to Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) working in schools. To date, little research has examined this type of inter-professional supervision arrangement. The current study used a questionnaire to examine ELSAs' views on the supervision…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Supervisory Methods, Teamwork
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