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Rechten, Frances; Tweed, Alison E. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Every day nearly 900 children will be excluded from UK schools for disruptive behaviour and almost one-third of this population has a diagnosed mental health disorder. Exclusion from school is the endpoint of most schools' sanction-based behaviour management policies. This exploratory study investigated staff opinions for using a communication and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Pritchett, Rachel; Nowek, Gail; Neill, Cróna; Minnis, Helen – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Studies examining the well-being of British children find that about 5-10% are at risk of developing problems. This study aimed to examine the emotional and behavioural development of six to eight year olds in an area of socio-economic deprivation in Glasgow (Scotland) and compare this with UK norms. Furthermore, it aimed to look at overlap…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged
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Greenhouse, Paul Michael – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This article discusses the quality of professional relationships between educational psychologists (EPs) and other professionals who work around children, young people and their families as part of a multi-agency team (MAT). The perceived barriers to, and facilitators of, effective multi-agency working are explored in relation to their potential…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Agency Cooperation, Barriers
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Callicott, Katie; Leadbetter, Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Inter-professional supervision combines the social processes of supervision and multi-agency working: both complex and often poorly understood processes. This paper discusses the first author's research of inter-professional supervision, involving an educational psychologist (EP) supervising another professional and complements the recently…
Descriptors: Investigations, Performance Factors, Educational Psychology, Supervisory Methods
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Reilly, Colin; Fenton, Virginia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Childhood epilepsy is the most common paediatric neurological disorder. It is a condition with a well-documented association with cognitive, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Children with epilepsy are at increased risk of global and specific cognitive impairments. They are also at increased risk for symptoms associated with attention…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Neurological Impairments, Seizures, School Psychologists
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Wicks, Abigail – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This paper explores whether adopting an "executive framework" makes educational psychologists' (EPs) practice more efficient and effective. Whilst many EPs understand and value executive frameworks in theory, explicit use of such tools may not be fully integrated into their day-to-day practice. Why this might be is considered.…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Models, Efficiency
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Lightfoot, Louise; Bond, Caroline – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This study explores factors that influence decisions about transition and what works for children with Down's syndrome transferring from primary to secondary school. Qualitative data were collected using semi-structured interviews to gain the views of support staff and parents of two children with Down's syndrome. One parent had chosen…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Individualized Transition Plans, Parent Participation, Elementary Education
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Burnham, Simon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Outcomes of interviews with seven educational psychologists, focused on issues of epistemological and ontological positioning, are reported. The interviews were conducted within a qualitative, biographical research paradigm which examines the ways in which a person's meaning-making is impacted upon by all aspects of their life experience. Thematic…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scientific Methodology, Psychologists, Social Values
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Atkinson, Cathy; Squires, Garry; Bragg, Joanna; Wasilewski, David; Muscutt, Janet – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This project follows a survey into the role of UK educational psychologists (EPs) in delivering therapeutic interventions to children and young people. Four educational psychology services (EPSs) that identified themselves as providing effective therapeutic practice were selected on the basis of their qualitative responses to the survey. Site…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Therapy, Foreign Countries, Psychologists
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Annan, Michael; Chua, Jocelyn; Cole, Rachel; Kennedy, Emma; James, Robert; Markusdottir, Ingibjorg; Monsen, Jeremy; Robertson, Lucy; Shah, Sonia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
A core component of applied educational and child psychology practice is the skilfulness with which practitioners are able to rigorously structure and conceptualise complex real world human problems. This is done in such a way that when they (with others) jointly work on them, there is an increased likelihood of positive outcomes being achieved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Psychology, Educational Psychology, Problem Solving
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Hammond, Nick – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Eliciting and advocating the voice of the child remains at the heart of international political agenda and also remains a central role for educational psychologists (EPs). Previous research indicates that EPs tend to use language-based methods for eliciting and advocating views of children. However, these approaches are often limited. Taking a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semantics, Psychologists, Educational Psychology
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Ball, Heather; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This study explores the process of reintegration into school for children with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and considers the role of the educational psychologist (EP) in supporting these children. Interviews were conducted with a range of professionals in two specialist settings: a specialist rehabilitation centre and a children's hospital with…
Descriptors: Injuries, Specialists, Neurological Impairments, Brain
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Booker, Roger – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
At a time of great change for educational psychology services in England, this paper reviews current theories of leadership and proposes how an integration of key aspects of these can be applied to support a self review of leadership practice, both by individual leaders and by services. The message from current theory is that in the midst of…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories, Change Strategies
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Jones, Tara – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Engagement and participation are important for successful outcomes in education, yet disaffection in the UK, according to some exclusion and absence statistics, shows a growing trend. The purpose of this research was to develop a starting point for a theory of children's engagement in education using grounded theory method. Evidence from…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory
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Woods, Kevin; Stothard, Jan; Lydon, Jackie; Reason, Rea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
In this paper two premises are set out: first, that within Children's Services educational psychologists (EPs) have a distinctive contribution to make towards policy and practice in relation to "dyslexia"; second, that they may be well placed to lead development work at an organisational level within a local authority. Building on…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Case Studies, Educational Psychology, School Districts
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