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Patwa, Shamim S.; Peverly, Stephen T.; Maykel, Cheryl; Kapoor, Vineeta – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
India has very few school psychologists and school psychology as a discipline is almost non-existent. Further, the educational system in India, which is in great flux, has many needs that could be met by school psychologists. In this article, we discuss what roles school psychology could serve if the profession continues to develop in India. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, Role, Educational Change
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Clark, Elaine; Zhou, Zheng; Du, Lin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Over the past decade there has been a substantial increase in research addressing the needs of children in China who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Despite the fact the country has the largest educational system in the world and has numerous policies to ensure all children's rights to an education, opportunities are limited for children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Family Needs, Access to Education
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Rasheed, Muneera A.; Pham, Sofia; Memon, Uzma; Siyal, Saima; Obradovic, Jelena; Yousafzai, Aisha K. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Many global settings lack indigenous measures of child development, making the adaptation of available instruments necessary. The aim of this study was to reliably adapt the core subtests of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-III (WPPSI-III) to assess cognitive abilities in young children in rural Pakistan. A systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Development, Young Children, Intelligence Tests
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Arora, Prerna G.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Leff, Stephen S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The implementation of evidence-based psychological programming to meet the needs of a global population has been impeded by the translation of theories and research findings across populations and settings without due consideration of cultural factors. The purpose of this article is to discuss the rationale for use of partnership-based methods in…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Relevance, Psychological Services
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The present article provides commentary on this pioneering special issue covering the usefulness of so-called mind-body practices with youth and in schools. I begin by addressing the way we talk about this approach to practice, describing a few undesirable consequences that can follow from using the mind-body moniker adopted from the world of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention Control, Perception, Health Promotion
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Chenneville, Tiffany; St. John Walsh, Audra – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This paper describes a "mindful rational living" approach, which incorporates mindfulness techniques with rational emotive behavioral therapy strategies for addressing HIV in the school setting. The utility of this approach for attending to the physical, mental, and psychosocial aspects of school-based HIV prevention and treatment will…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Behavior Modification, Therapy, Intervention
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Chadwick, Jeanne; Gelbar, Nicholas W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Mindfulness-based interventions have increased in popularity over the past decade and interest continues to increase in the potential to use mindfulness-based interventions in schools. The current research concerning school-based mindfulness-based interventions is reviewed in this article. This research base is fragmented, as most of the studies…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Program Evaluation, Educational Environment
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Maykel, Cheryl; Bray, Melissa; Gelbar, Nicholas; Caterino, Linda; Avitia, Maria; Sassu, Kari; Root, Melissa – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Asthma is a common, chronic respiratory disease that can be costly to both society and the individual. In addition to increased absenteeism, children with asthma may also be at a greater risk for developing comorbid anxiety and depression. Various complementary psychological treatments have been effective at reducing both asthmatic symptoms and…
Descriptors: Diseases, Attendance, At Risk Students, Anxiety
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Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Polifroni, E. Carol – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This commentary reinforces a call to recognize the need for substantive collaboration, communication, and cooperation across education and health sectors. Themes throughout the body of articles contained in the special issue are discussed as strengthening knowledge about the benefits to integration of education and health domains in prevention and…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, School Health Services, Student Personnel Workers, Prevention
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Root, Melissa M.; Bray, Melissa A.; Maykel, Cheryl; Cross, Karen; Shankar, Nilani L.; Theodore, Lea A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Practitioners working with children diagnosed with cancer in the school environment must consider several facets in order to effectively work with the child and family. The remission rate for children with cancer is relatively high, so one must consider whether the child is anticipating treatment, actively in treatment, or posttreatment when one…
Descriptors: Cancer, Stress Variables, Intervention, Clinical Diagnosis
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Kranzler, John H.; Benson, Nicholas; Floyd, Randy G. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article briefly reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and youth in the United States of America, as well as current practices and future directions. Although administration of intelligence tests in the schools has been a longstanding practice in the United States, their use has also elicited sharp controversy over time.…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Youth, Test Construction
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Blumen, Sheyla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The history of intellectual assessment with children and youth in Peru is presented from the foundation of scientific psychology in Peru until now. Current practices are affected by the multicultural ethnolinguistic diversity of the country, the quality of the different training programs, as well as by Peruvian regulations for becoming an academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods
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Gadberry, Anita L.; Harrison, Angela – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Self-determination leads to a higher quality of life, yet many individuals with autism spectrum disorder struggle with the component skills necessary for self-determination. Music therapy is one method of treatment for persons with autism spectrum disorder and has the ability to improve or develop skills in communication, self-awareness,…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Music Therapy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Oakland, Thomas; Wechsler, Solange Muglia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article provides guidelines for an entry-level course that prepares psychology students and practitioners to acquire entry-level skills, abilities, knowledge, and attitudes important to the individual assessment of intellectual abilities of children and youth. The article reviews prominent international, regional, and national policies,…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Intelligence Tests, School Psychology, School Psychologists
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Sánchez-Escobedo, Pedro; Esquivel-Ancona, Fayne; Hollingworth, Liz – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe the history, current practices, and future directions in intellectual assessment of children and youth in Mexico. Differences and similarities with the United States are explored through the analysis of theoretical perspectives, practices, and policies. A summarized history of intellectual assessment is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Neuropsychology
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