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Lindelauf, Joanne; Reupert, Andrea; Jacobs, Kate E. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This study investigated how teachers who support children with learning difficulties utilise psychologists' reports in their teaching practice. Previous research has examined teachers' preferences for how reports should be written, rather than how they might be used. Semi-structured, qualitative interviews with 12 teachers (seven primary, four…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Psychoeducational Methods, Information Utilization, Educational Practices
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Hinchliffe, Kaitlin J.; Campbell, Marilyn A. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
The current study explored the reasons that primary school teachers reported were tipping points for them in deciding whether or not and when to refer a child to the school student support team for excessive anxiety. Twenty teachers in two Queensland primary schools were interviewed. Content analysis of interview transcripts revealed six themes…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attribution Theory, Teacher Attitudes, Referral
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Meteyard, John D.; Gilmore, Linda – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This article reports an investigation of the views and practices of 203 Australian psychologists and guidance counsellors with respect to psycho-educational assessment of students with specific learning disabilities (SLDs). Results from an online survey indicated that practitioners draw upon a wide range of theoretical perspectives when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychologists, School Counselors, Learning Disabilities
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Alevriadou, Anastasia; Giaouri, Stergiani – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
Written language is a difficult endeavour as the demands of transcription require self-regulatory skills from a motor, cognitive and attention perspective. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relation between the Test of Writing Difficulties (Porpodas et al., 2007) and the Test of Detection and Investigation of Executive…
Descriptors: Written Language, Executive Function, Writing Skills, Correlation
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Harkin, Emma; Doyle, Alison; Mc Guckin, Conor – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
Students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Republic of Ireland are required to have a formal psycho-educational assessment from an educational psychologist to register with Disability Services in HEIs, to be eligible for support through the Fund for Students with Disabilities (FSD). Such…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Higher Education, Screening Tests, Psychoeducational Clinics
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Gilmore, Linda; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2009
Attributions of laziness, reflected in teacher comments such as "Just try harder and you will shine", may mask specific cognitive, learning, attentional or emotional problems that could explain low motivation in some children. This paper reports findings from an investigation of 20 children, aged 7 to 10 years, who were regarded as lazy…
Descriptors: Investigations, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Questionnaires, Student Motivation