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Cockroft, Charlotte; Atkinson, Cathy – Support for Learning, 2017
Research suggests that reading engagement and motivation are strong predictors of reading performance. Reading motivation may decline as students approach adolescence, resulting in less time spent with text. To date, there has been no research on how practitioners might directly support students to address affective factors in reading. In this…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Cockroft, Charlotte; Atkinson, Cathy – Support for Learning, 2015
This article reports on small-scale research exploring the views of learning support assistants (LSAs) about facilitators and barriers to effective practice. A focus group was conveyed involving all the LSAs working in one mainstream primary school in the north-west of England and thematic analysis was used to interrogate the resultant dataset.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Models, School Support, Teaching Assistants
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Atkinson, Cathy; Corban, Ian; Templeton, Jenny – Support for Learning, 2011
This article considers the evolving role of the educational psychologist (EP) in providing therapeutic support to children and young people. Through two small-scale research studies, EPs' use of therapeutic interventions and issues in delivering them are explored. Findings reveal use of a range of therapeutic interventions in different contexts…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Therapy, Foreign Countries
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Atkinson, Cathy; Regan, Teresa; Williams, Christine – Support for Learning, 2006
The work of educational psychologists (EPs) is often focused on those children identified as having special educational needs. This focus may restrict opportunities for EPs to become involved in the wider application of psychology within education. This article explores ways in which EPs can make an effective contribution to the enhancement of…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Action Research