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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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Hayes, Ben; Heather, Andrew; Jones, Daniel; Clarke, Christopher – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Precision Teaching (PT) is an evidence-based intervention, which research indicates is frequently not implemented following training, with few teachers using it in schools after training events. The web-based programme in this research focuses on word-level reading skills and targets blending and segmenting skills rather than whole word reading.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Precision Teaching, Web Based Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
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Towers, Katherine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Recent medical advancements have resulted in improved survival rates for "preterm" children, born before 37 weeks gestation. However, this population remains vulnerable to adverse physiological, neurological and emotional outcomes. Research suggests that the professionals involved with them as they enter and progress through school, such…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, Holistic Approach
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Gray, Laura – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Upcoming statutory UK government guidance for keeping children safe in education reflects the use of social media, which is one of the most common activities undertaken by young people. This study explores how and why young people are using social networking sites (SNS) and whether there are age or gender differences. A key feature of the study…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Child Safety, Age Differences
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Moore, Jonathan S. B.; Smith, Marjorie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Contingent self-esteem (CSE) describes the degree to which self-esteem is dependent on meeting day-to-day appraisals from oneself and others. This will vary between individuals, ranging from lower to higher CSE. A lower CSE is related to a range of adaptive social and emotional outcomes in adolescents and young adults. This study explores…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires, Child Behavior
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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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Melling, Richard; Swinson, Jeremy; Brett, Maggy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) scale was designed to detect the level and distribution of autistic-like traits across both the general population and those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Scores in the large normative samples were consistent with previous research in showing a continuous distribution of traits, implying that the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Scores, Measures (Individuals)
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Lee, Katherine; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Following the economic recession and resulting financial cuts to English education budgets introduced in 2010, the number of local authority educational psychology teams adopting a partially or fully-traded model of service delivery began to gain momentum. This study sought to investigate the response to trading and its impact on the role of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, Psychological Services, Role
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Gould, Siobhan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The aim of this study was to identify support strategies used to promote "social inclusion" and "academic progress" of Key Stage 3 and 4 Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) pupils. The study used an interpretivist approach, incorporating an embedded single case study with several participant groups, namely GRT pupils, GRT parents,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Migrant Children
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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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Cort, Leanne; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Domestic abuse has been shown to negatively affect a child's social, emotional and behavioural development and a mother's emotional well-being, parenting capacity and ability to respond to their child. Educational psychologists have a role to play in ameliorating these effects but their potential contribution has not always been fully realised.…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Mothers, Parent Role, School Psychologists
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Snape, Laura; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Emerging evidence suggests motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective intervention for supporting disaffected students. However, previous literature has failed to establish students' views on MI. In the present study, three students took part in an individual MI intervention, delivered by three educational psychologists (EPs). Self-report…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Motivation, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Hill, Joanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Counterfactual thinking refers to imaginative thoughts about what might have been ("if only" or "what if") which are intrinsically linked to self-conscious emotions (regret and guilt) and social judgements (blame). Research in adults suggests that the focus of these thoughts is influenced by order (temporal and causal). Little…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Imagination, Educational Psychology
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Mohamed, Shaheen; Thomas, Miles – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This research investigates the perceptions of refugee children, refugee parents and school staff regarding the positive adaptation of refugee children in a new social context and the effects on mental health and psychological well-being. This included an exploration of resilience and the role of risk and protective factors. Few studies have…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Refugees, Parent Attitudes
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