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Goodall, Craig – Support for Learning, 2019
Through a qualitative rights informed study, using semi-structured interviews and a range of participatory approaches, seven autistic teenage boys in Northern Ireland discuss their educational experiences in mainstream school and within an Alternative Education Provision (AEP). Their experiences and advice demonstrate that the relational aspects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Males, Adolescents
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Zhang, Kaili C.; Choo, Andrew – Support for Learning, 2019
To describe the current status of autism interventions for youth in Singapore, this article highlights the country's overall structure of special education and other services for individuals with autism. The unique features of the restorative farm therapy programme, a comprehensive approach which has been used to enhance the wellbeing of youth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Intervention, Special Education
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H.; Saloviita, Timo; Elhadi, Ayman – Support for Learning, 2019
This study compared two samples of pre-service teachers from Saudi Arabia (n = 306) and Finland (n = 186) regarding their attitudes towards inclusive education. The Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Education Scale (TAIS) was used to measure the participants' attitudes. The results were analysed using five different statistical analysis.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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Benstead, Helen – Support for Learning, 2019
This article explores the process by which children attending mainstream UK primary schools can achieve social inclusion. It presents the findings from a systematic literature review, followed by empirical research, exploring the concept of social inclusion with particular regard to the experiences of pupils identified with SEND. The article draws…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Needs, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Essex, Jane; Melham, Pauline – Support for Learning, 2019
The article describes research into the factors that facilitate a smooth transition for young women with High Functioning Autism (HFA) as they move between secondary school and Sixth form or Further Education (FE) College. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with four young women with HFA and, additionally, with four members of education…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Females, Student Adjustment
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Smith, Mia D.; Broomhead, Karen E. – Support for Learning, 2019
The inclusion 'ideal' is one which has been both celebrated and maligned. It paved the way for equality; but also, out of its diversity sprang many misconceptions and concerns for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It is within this maelstrom of difficulty that the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) role…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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O'Brien, Tim; Roberts, Amelia – Support for Learning, 2019
This article focuses on seven interacting research-informed domains. These domains are grounded in the research literature and have been applied in real world contexts to provide insight into, and an analytical tool for, meeting social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs within educational settings. Practitioner researchers applied the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Social Development
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Pearlman, Sara; Michaels, Dina – Support for Learning, 2019
In England, eliciting the views, feelings and aspirations of young people with special education needs is central to the Special Education Reforms of 2015. However, there is little guidance on how to do this with young people who have intellectual and communication difficulties. In this research project, a questionnaire was developed and used as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Intellectual Disability
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Bunn, Helena; Boesley, Lauren – Support for Learning, 2019
While transition from primary to secondary school is an exhaustively researched area, there is limited research into how the ideas and insights of children, particularly those with Special Educational Needs (SEN), could inform or guide successful school transition planning. The current article presents the final stage of an action research project…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Macedo Costa, Teresa; Pereira, Ana Paula da Silva – Support for Learning, 2019
This study sets out to understand and analyse the perceptions of six children regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorder of their brother or sister. The present research encompasses a qualitative interview method, from which semi-structured interviews were carried out to participants ranging in ages from 10 to 12. The results of this study demonstrate…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sibling Relationship, Children
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Grindle, Corinna; Tyler, Emily; Murray, Clodagh; Hastings, Richard P.; Lovell, Michael – Support for Learning, 2019
Evidence suggests that reading interventions found to be effective with typically developing children may also be effective with children with developmental disabilities (DD). The Headsprout® Early Reading programme (HER) is an online reading programme accessible at home or at school. Previous research using HER with children with DD has been…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Parents as Teachers, Early Reading
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Ross, Helen – Support for Learning, 2019
At Rushton Manor School, a small independent school in the South West of England, the proportion of young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), a form of Social, Communication and Language Need (SCLN), was substantially higher than regional averages: 15% at the school versus 5.4% in primary schools and 8.7% in secondary schools regionally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs
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Beer, Paula; Hawkins, Claire; Hewitson, Dawn; Hallett, Fiona – Support for Learning, 2019
This study offers a multi-dimensional analysis of 'real world' cyberbullying between members of a special school community. The purpose of this article is to analyse the social and educational contexts within which interactions of this nature are embedded. The interview both illuminated a number of themes pertinent to the current literature, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Special Schools, Context Effect
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Crisp, Philippe – Support for Learning, 2019
In terms of best practice, the debate concerning SEN and disability sports coaching continues to be a contested area that many believe warrants further investigation (Townsend, Smith, and Cushion, 2015). Alongside this, higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK continue to develop courses for sports coaches that emphasise reflection as a key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletic Coaches, Coaching (Performance), Higher Education
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Gratton, Rob – Support for Learning, 2019
Recognising that traditional approaches to education, and in turn a teaching and learning pedagogy which focus on the triumvirate of predefined knowledge, situationally applied understanding and domain specific skills were no longer appropriate, in 2009 I embarked upon an exploration of the myriad effects of an engagement with a pedagogy designed…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Secondary Education, Group Activities, Teaching Methods
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