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Douglas-Osborn, Erica – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This research considers the role an educational psychologist could play within one early years setting over an academic year, using an Action Research and a Research and Development in Organisations framework. A model of practice was developed based on the needs of the setting that included being more frequently involved with casework and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Action Research, Role
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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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Burke, Mary-Kate; Prendeville, Paula; Veale, Angela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
"FRIENDS for Life" is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme which aims to reduce anxiety and promote resilience among children. This study evaluated the "FRIENDS for Life" (FRIENDS) programme used as an intervention for seven children between the ages of 10 and 11 presenting with high functioning autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Pretests Posttests, Intervention, Anxiety
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Bond, Caroline; Hebron, Judith; Oldfield, Jeremy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Supporting pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in mainstream schools is a challenging task. This article proposes a professional development framework for educational psychologists (EPs) to consider when supporting the development of specialist ASD staff. The framework focuses on training content, educator characteristics and organisational…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Impairments, Psychologists
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Pearson, Rebecca; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article outlines a small-scale research project that attempted to involve primary aged pupils actively in the redesign of their school playground. The project stemmed from concerns raised by school staff regarding the frequency of problematic behaviours during unstructured times, particularly lunchtimes, and the decision to redesign the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Playgrounds, Play, Design Preferences
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Adams, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Coaching psychology is a distinct sub-discipline of academic and applied psychology that focuses on the enhancement of performance, development and well-being in the broader population. Applied in educational contexts, the practice of coaching psychology has the potential to have a positive impact by supporting children and adults to achieve…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Educational Psychology, Well Being, Psychologists
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Aucott, Clare; Soni, Anita – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Providing support to schools following a critical incident has become an established part of service delivery for many Educational Psychology Services (EPSs) in the UK. This article offers reflections on the use of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) in schools. A review of the literature on critical incidents, trauma, resilience and…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Literature Reviews, Critical Incidents Method, Resilience (Psychology)
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Sewell, Alexandra – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
There has been brief but important discussion regarding the concepts of "oppression" and "anti-oppression" in the educational psychology professional practice literature. This article aims to both further and focus this discussion. In particular, the concept of "epistemological oppression" is introduced and the…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Barriers, Psychological Evaluation, Special Education
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Edwards, Lisa Nyree – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Whilst outcomes for looked after children (LAC) have been extensively discussed, less attention has been paid to the experiences of teachers of this group of children. It is accepted that Emotional Labour (EL) is commonplace in the teaching profession but no research has investigated how, and to what extent, teachers experience emotional labour…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Foster Care, Child Welfare, Teacher Attitudes
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Sundhu, Rebecca; Kittles, Michelle – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This study looked at the impact of a precision teaching training programme which was delivered by the authors to primary school staff at a range of training settings. A questionnaire was used to gather information and data were interpreted using thematic analysis. Following training, a questionnaire was sent to all the primary schools that had…
Descriptors: Precision Teaching, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires, Faculty Development
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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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Jeffes, Ben – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The importance of reading skills to academic achievement, job acquisition and future success is well documented. Most of the research on reading interventions focuses on children in primary schools but many children start secondary school with very poor reading skills and schools require evidence-based interventions to support these children. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Programs
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Wilding, Lucy; Claridge, Simon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) programme is an example of an individualised intervention to support pupils experiencing a range of social and emotional needs. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore parents' constructions of several aspects of the programme: its aims and how these are achieved; its impact on children,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Needs, Social Support Groups, Emotional Development
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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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Calderón-Tena, Carlos O. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This study investigated the role of broad cognitive processes in the development of mathematics skills among children and adolescents. Four hundred and forty-seven students (age mean [M] = 10.23 years, 73% boys and 27% girls) from an elementary school district in the US southwest participated. Structural equation modelling tests indicated that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes, Elementary School Students
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