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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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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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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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Wong, Meng Ee – Support for Learning, 2018
Despite the availability of assistive technology frameworks as a tool to aid in the process of decision making, teachers of students with visual impairments in Singapore have had little awareness of or experience in using such frameworks to guide them when making choices about assistive technology. Much of the selection had previously been made…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Visual Impairments, Sensory Aids
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Hansraj, Merushka – Support for Learning, 2018
One school's development of an individualised assessment system for its students is the focus of this article. It uses documentary evidence from two sources -- the author's involvement in the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, alongside a school-based cluster of schools from four local authorities in England. The latter had been…
Descriptors: School Districts, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Principals
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Stelmaszczyk, Karol – Support for Learning, 2018
This article charts one school's journey in securing an assessment regime aligned with its vision for its learners with profound and multiple difficulties (PMLD). Previous iterations, based on commercially-based systems, as well as lessons learned from reflecting on the school's own assessment practices, were used as catalysts for the development…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Holistic Approach, Evaluation Methods, Multiple Disabilities
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Mays, Dennis – Support for Learning, 2018
By the time they transfer to secondary school, most young people who have serious obstacles to becoming literate will have been identified. The necessary procedures will have been completed by school and LEA staff to obtain a statement of SEND or EHC plan. Not all children are this fortunate however. Financial constraints, home, family and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Clinical Diagnosis, Secondary Schools, School Personnel
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Wong, Shui-wai – Support for Learning, 2017
The self-portrayals of 17 young persons with autism spectrum disorder reveal the challenges encountered by them, including study problems, inter-personal relationships, being bullied by classmates at school, discrimination by the public in general and teachers, social workers, and peers in particular, obstacles to post-secondary education,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Barriers, Study Skills
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Brawand, Anne; King-Sears, Margaret E. – Support for Learning, 2017
Student understanding of content can be dependent on the pedagogies that co-teachers plan and implement, regardless of which co-teaching model they use. However, when co-teachers vary instruction using different co-teaching models, secondary students with and without disabilities have more opportunities to take advantage of having two teachers and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Stavroussi, Panayiota – Support for Learning, 2016
There has been increasing interest in providing students with disabilities, who are at risk of social isolation, with opportunities to develop social competence and self-determination. Specifically, the provision of opportunities for teaching these students to promote social problem-solving skills is potentially useful for facilitating their…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Mild Disabilities, At Risk Students, Social Isolation
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Done, Liz; Murphy, Mike; Watt, Mia – Support for Learning, 2016
This article follows an earlier publication highlighting the changing role of special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCos) in England. SENCos are now required to manage change strategically and deliver inclusive school cultures. School-based action research undertaken by a teacher studying for the postgraduate National Award for SEN…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Needs, Coordinators
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Stevenson, Kathryn; Cornell, Katie; Hinchcliffe, Vivian – Support for Learning, 2016
Understanding what autism means on a personal level can be an important process for young people on the autistic spectrum, and being able to reflect on this and discuss with autistic peers can be particularly helpful. However, opportunities may be restricted by reluctance to talk about diagnosis and because of difficulties in communication…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Therapeutic Environment, Milieu Therapy
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Kennedy, Emma-Kate – Support for Learning, 2015
A key principle upon which the Revised Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 (2015) is based is children's involvement in decision-making that affects them, and a significant change is the removal of the term "behaviour" and an emphasis on social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. To ensure that…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Health Needs, Psychological Needs, Mental Health
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Waitoller, Federico R.; Thorius, Kathleen King – Support for Learning, 2015
In this article, we provide commentary on the "state of play" of inclusive education in the United States. We focus on the promises and limitations of inter-related accountability- and market-driven policies and Response to Intervention (RTI) (Vaughn and Fuchs, 2003). We argue that these policies and practice have "hopscotched"…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Rose, Richard; Doveston, Mary – Support for Learning, 2015
In recent years a number of western universities have established professional development courses in international contexts. These have often involved tutors travelling to countries with which they may have previously had little contact, in order to deliver courses that have been long established in their own universities. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Partnerships in Education, International Studies
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