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Sedgwick, Adrienne; Stothard, Jan – Support for Learning, 2018
Up to 50% of children starting mainstream school have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Furthermore, evidence links SLCN to poor academic performance and social, emotional and mental health needs. This research aimed to systematically review the literature for school-based oral language interventions, intended for KS1 children, in a…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
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Anderson, Shelley; Bucholz, Jessica L.; Hazelkorn, Michael; Cooper, Margaret A. – Support for Learning, 2016
This study was designed to examine the effects of literacy-based behavioural interventions (Bucholz et al., 2008) to decrease acts of physical aggression with kindergarten and first grade students. The study used a multiple baseline design across three participants. The results showed a decrease in acts of physical aggression by students with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Aggression, Elementary School Students, Disabilities
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Ortileb, Evan – Support for Learning, 2015
Improving student attitudes toward reading remains of particular concern to elementary school teachers. The development of students' demeanour toward reading is as important, if not more so, than skill enhancement. Unless reading attitudes are maintained and even bolstered, content instruction will not always reach the learner, nor will students…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction
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D'Souza, Mildred; Jament, Johnson – Support for Learning, 2015
This article reports a study conducted on children's social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) in a single pre-primary school in Bangalore, with the objective of developing a behaviour management policy for use by teachers. Limited evidence is available in the Indian literature in the area of SEBD and it remains important to know how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Social Problems, Emotional Problems
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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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Mengoni, Silvana E.; Oates, John – Support for Learning, 2014
Early intervention is key for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), and therefore early assessment is crucial. Information from parents about children's current ability and their developmental history can make valid and useful contributions to developmental assessments. Parental input is also important in early education…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Young Children, Child Development, Disabilities
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Grima-Farrell, Christine – Support for Learning, 2014
The knowledge and practices associated with improved outcomes for readers have yielded converging evidence about practices associated with improved reading outcomes for primary students. This considerable intervention knowledge can be beneficial for English teachers working with struggling secondary readers. Fluency is one critical element that…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Prevention, At Risk Students
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Deris, Aaron R.; Di Carlo, Cynthia F. – Support for Learning, 2013
Young children with autism benefit from various adaptations made to an early childhood classroom. This article includes modifications for both teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Adaptations are given for the classroom environment, daily schedule, sensory needs, transitions and general teaching strategies. The techniques described are…
Descriptors: Autism, Inclusion, Young Children, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Walter, Ofra – Support for Learning, 2010
The purpose of this article is to present early childhood educators, college pedagogical instructors and kindergarten teachers with the idea of using movement education activities as a means of teaching basic concepts in different disciplines. The programme consists of college courses that included the new approach (RRA--Role Reversal Approach) in…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Movement Education, Educational Needs, Young Children
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Russell, Philippa – Support for Learning, 2008
This paper looks at recent trends in Government policy and practice around supporting and involving parents of children with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) in their care, development and education. In particular, the paper examines the opportunities offered in the Children's Plan ( DCSF, 2007) and "Aiming High" (HM TreasuryDfES,…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Change Agents, Disabilities, Parent Participation
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Espe-Sherwindt, Marilyn – Support for Learning, 2008
In the 1990s, the developing field of early intervention with young children with disabilities and their families adopted family-centred practice as its philosophical foundation. Family-centred practice includes three key elements: (1) an emphasis on strengths, not deficits; (2) promoting family choice and control over desired resources; and (3)…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Young Children, Family School Relationship
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Slade, Melanie – Support for Learning, 2008
The influence of social status on child development has been the subject of research for several decades, with children who are not accepted by their peers being shown to be at risk of a range of difficulties both at the time and in later life. Strong links have also been established between behaviour and social status. A small-scale action…
Descriptors: Social Status, Child Development, Student Behavior, Action Research
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Mortimer, Hannah – Support for Learning, 2004
In this article Hannah Mortimer explores how even very young children can be consulted and included when planning for their education and needs. This allows early years practitioners to ensure that the children they support have equal opportunities, feel involved and successful in their learning and play, and are given activities and interventions…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Young Children, Play, Participation