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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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Fletcher, Janet; Hawkins, Tara; Thornton, Jenna – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
The psychoeducational report has many purposes and many readers. Given this, it is imperative that psychoeducational reports are well written, as well as acceptable to and understood by the readers. This study aimed to determine from the perspective of both teacher (report reader) and psychologist (report writer) the factors that make an effective…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Psychoeducational Methods, Reports, Language Styles
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Gilmore, Linda; Miller, Robyn; Ward, Heather – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
The case is presented of an 8-year-old boy who was referred for psycho-educational assessment because of difficulties with writing. The article provides an example of the way in which a case unfolds as further assessment data become available, and describes a number of challenging aspects of the assessment process. In this case, dilemmas arose…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Psychoeducational Methods, Writing Difficulties, Young Children
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Mainwaring, Debra J. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This article advocates for proactive, dynamic and comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for children and young people who have a history of complex trauma, because of its known effects on development and learning. A case study is shared of a young woman with a history of complex trauma because of exposure to parental neglect, multiple…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Trauma, Psychological Evaluation, Case Studies
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Gilmore, Linda; Islam, Shaheen; Su, Hui; Younesian, Sharifeh – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
For psychologists in less developed countries, psycho-educational assessment is often challenging due to a lack of specialist training and a scarcity of appropriate, psychometrically robust instruments. This article focuses on school psychology and psycho-educational assessment in three countries: Bangladesh, China and Iran. Despite differences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychology, Educational Assessment, Developing Nations
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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