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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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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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Ayvazo, Shiri; Aljadeff-Abergel, Elian – Support for Learning, 2014
Teaching has become a very challenging profession with the requirements to provide appropriate individualised instruction in large and diverse classes. Problem behaviours displayed by students with special needs exacerbate the difficulties. This is especially true and intense in physical education, where students are exposed to extreme emotional…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Individualized Instruction, Disabilities, Behavior Problems
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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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Boyle, Christopher; Lauchlan, Fraser – Support for Learning, 2010
This article considers the role of verbal and written instructions in influencing students' successful completion of a task. Two classes of children in a primary school were asked to complete a set of tasks from an instruction sheet. In addition, however, one of the classes was given a verbal instruction by the class teacher to read all of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Children, Primary Education, Verbal Communication
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Nugent, Mary – Support for Learning, 2010
In both Ireland and the UK, Traveller children reportedly suffer the lowest rates of educational attainment of any group. This study aimed to promote evidence-based practice in the teaching of reading to Traveller children and thereby to raise their levels of achievement. This involved teachers delivering an evidence-based intervention over a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Action Research, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
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Scott, Karen; Lee, Anne – Support for Learning, 2009
This study begins to explore ways in which the principles underpinning the traditional "nurture group" model could be altered and age ranges extended while continuing to deliver the proven success of nurture groups in promoting children's social and emotional development. Part-time nurture groups were established in four different primary schools…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Numeracy, Group Experience, Emotional Development
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Anderson, Rosemary – Support for Learning, 2009
This article reports findings from a qualitative case study whose main focus was on how four 10-11-year-old dyslexic pupils coped with the demands of classroom reading during their final two years (Years 5-6) at a primary school in the north of England. Data were also collected on more general issues associated with the pupils' experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Students, Dyslexia
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McPhillips, Therese; Shevlin, Michael – Support for Learning, 2009
This study examines and evaluates special provision for pupils with dyslexia in three different settings: reading schools, reading units and mainstream support. The research focused on the teaching and learning context for pupils with dyslexia, the support teacher, the mainstream teacher and the experience of the student. The main participants…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading, Dyslexia, Foreign Countries
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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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Marshall, Heather Roper – Support for Learning, 2006
This article is based on a survey of 25 learning mentors in order to identify their background and training, barriers and opportunities they experience in their work with individual primary aged pupils with EBD. Heather Roper Marshall undertook this study as part of her work towards her BA (Hons) Education. She adopts a personalised, narrative…
Descriptors: Mentors, Primary Education, Surveys, Opportunities
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McMurray, Sharon – Support for Learning, 2006
This paper considers evidence from an intervention designed to raise standards in spelling and independent writing. "The Complete Spelling Programme" (McMurray and Fleming, 1998) is designed to ensure that all processes involved in learning to spell are activated and that the interaction between them is facilitated. In addition, a number…
Descriptors: Spelling Instruction, Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Academic Standards
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Bonshek, Jane – Support for Learning, 2005
This article examines the advice that local education authorities (LEAs) in England and Wales give to primary schools on the identification of able socially deprived pupils. The research described here is situated within the context of the theoretical literature and central government policy regarding these children. It is noted that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Identification, School Districts
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