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Makrygianni, Maria K.; Gena, Angeliki; Reed, Phil – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The effectiveness of several community-based early intervention programs for young children (2.5-6.5 years old) with autism spectrum disorder in Greece were compared, as they occurred in a community setting over a nine-month period. There were few differences in functioning change between programs, but applied behavior analysis (ABA) was most…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention
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Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Brouzos, Andreas; Koutsianou, Athina – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of a social and emotional learning (SEL) group to enhance first-grade students' school adjustment. A seven-session intervention program was conducted by two group leaders and included training in social and emotional skills. Pre- and post- and follow-up assessment data were collected from a total of 114…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Grade 1, Student Adjustment
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Hatzichristou, Chryse; Lianos, Panayiotis; Lampropoulou, Aikaterini – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
In this study, an evidence-based program aiming to promote psychological well-being and resilience within the context of Greek schools is presented. It is based upon a multidimensional model that synthesizes different theoretical domains, placing emphasis on different goals depending on the needs of the school community during unsettling times.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Resilience (Psychology)
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Pask, Liza; Hughes, Tammy L.; Sutton, Lawrence R. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
"Healthy Relationships & Autism" is a developmentally sequenced, manualized intervention intended for children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The curriculum is designed to facilitate healthy interpersonal relationships; three modules cover personal hygiene, sexual knowledge, and a variety of productive…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents
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Sørlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Results from the first study of the three-level School-Wide Positive Behavior Support model in Europe (SWPBS, called N-PALS) are presented. Using a strengthened nonrandomized design, data was collected from more than 1,200 teachers and 7,640 students at four measure points over four school years in 28 Norwegian intervention schools and 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior
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Powers, Kristin; Shin, Seon-Hi; Hagans, Kristi S.; Cordova, Monica – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Student engagement is associated with many positive outcomes, including academic achievement, school persistence, and social-emotional well-being. The present study examined whether the Freedom Writers Institute, a professional development program designed to improve teachers' skills in creating personalized learning environments, can increase…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Program Effectiveness
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Srivastava, Meenakshi; de Boer, Anke A.; Pijl, Sip Jan – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Teachers are seen as key players in implementing inclusive education. However, extremely little attention has been paid to teacher preparation, particularly in India. The aim of the current study was to implement a teacher training program and evaluate its effects and appropriateness. This focused on increasing teachers' (a) attitudes, (b)…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, General Education, Program Effectiveness
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Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Brouzos, Andreas; Moberly, Nicholas J.; Tsiligiannis, Georgia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the efficacy of a psychoeducational group for Greek special education teachers, all but one of whom reported experiencing anger in class. An anger management program was designed, which included a short, four-session package to be given within two weeks. The results of a pretest-posttest comparison revealed reductions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychoeducational Methods, Special Education Teachers, Psychological Patterns
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Block, Heidi M.; Radley, Keith C.; Jenson, William R.; Clark, Elaine; O'Neill, Robert E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current study evaluated the effectiveness of Superheroes Social Skills, a multimedia social skills package, in improving social responsiveness and social initiation behaviors of four elementary school children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program was implemented in a public school setting in the southwestern United States for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Social Development, Child Behavior
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Schad, Elinor – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
School psychologists have a new and stronger position in Sweden's educational system than earlier. For example, as of July 2011, all Swedish students ages 6 through 18 have guaranteed access to school psychology services. The school psychologists' roles are to be active participants and coworkers in the student health service team, working to…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Educational Psychology, Specialists, Counselor Training
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Hatzichristou, Chryse; Polychroni, Fotini – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
The paper describes the preparation of school psychologists in Greece. It discusses the social and cultural contexts that have influenced the evolution of the discipline of psychology, the beginning of training programs in school psychology, and the current status of school psychological services. The structure of the Graduate Program of School…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychology, Counselor Training, Social Influences
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Vanderwood, Mike L.; Tung, Catherine; Arellano, Elizabeth – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This study examined the effects of a phonological awareness (PA) intervention on the phonological and alphabetic principle skills of first-grade English language learners (ELLs). Nine first-grade classrooms in two large elementary schools were screened with DIBELS Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF) and Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) in the fall and…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Intervention, Alphabets, Grade 1
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Kikas, Eve – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Estonia is a small republic that has undergone several big societal changes (from belonging to the Soviet Union to becoming a free republic, and the process of integrating into the European Union) during the last several decades. Psychology has been taught as a separate discipline starting from 1968, but its content has been changed from very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Context Effect
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Sørlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This paper reviews literature on the rationale, challenges, and recommendations for choosing a nonequivalent comparison (NEC) group design when evaluating intervention effects. After reviewing frequently addressed threats to validity, the paper describes recommendations for strengthening the research design and how the recommendations were…
Descriptors: Validity, Research Design, Experiments, Prevention
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Ofoha, Dorothy; Saidu, Rosemary – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Despite the evidence pointing to its detrimental child outcomes, physical punishment remains one of the most commonly used techniques to discipline children in many Nigerian homes. Research has revealed that a majority of Nigerian parents are not aware of the negative consequences. They are also not aware of nonaversive ways to discipline…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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