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Bunning, Karen; Muggeridge, Rebecca; Voke, Katie – Support for Learning, 2018
The telling of personal stories is a feature of everyday life. Young people with learning difficulties may find it difficult to report what has happened to them. A project was set up to investigate the impact of Storysharing┬« on the co-construction of personal narratives by staff and students in a special school. The current study investigated the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learning Problems, Severe Disabilities, Personal Narratives
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Mehta-Diston, Priya – Support for Learning, 2018
This article details a piece of small-scale action-based research in a school for students with learning difficulties. It focusses on the use of Drama as a means whereby confidence of those students who are at a point of transition to employment can be enhanced. Using qualitative-based mixed methods of data generation, a range of issues are…
Descriptors: Drama, Dramatics, Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities
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Alexander, Shona; Brown, Neil; Farmer, Kait; Fraser-Smith, Jenny; McClatchey, Kirstie; McKeown, Vibeke; Sangster, Ali; Shaver, Isabel; Templeton, Jenny – Support for Learning, 2015
This paper describes the process employed by a psychological service to gather the views of children and young people using guided discussion groups and questionnaires. Pupils in the guided discussion groups were asked to identify issues that affect them and how adults could help. This information was analysed using thematic analysis. Seven themes…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Adolescent Attitudes, Childhood Attitudes, Evidence
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Broomhead, Karen E. – Support for Learning, 2013
This study explored the perceptions of parents and teachers regarding the differential treatment or stigma experienced by pupils with challenging behaviour--more specifically, those with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD), as well as children with visible special educational needs (Down's syndrome and/or profound and multiple…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Parents, Students, Semi Structured Interviews
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Wery, Jessica; Thomson, Margareta Maria – Support for Learning, 2013
The challenges presented by students who struggle to connect with curriculum learning in school constitute an issue that confronts education systems worldwide. This article reviews ways in which such students can be encouraged to engage more positively in their own learning, a process that benefits both the child and the whole school community. In…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Learner Engagement, Learning Problems, At Risk Students
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Earey, Alison – Support for Learning, 2013
This article reports on research that was carried out with parents in order to understand the education system in England from their viewpoint through in-depth, semi-structured interviews with seven parents, who were largely sourced through a local dyslexia specialist tutor. The data were analysed by using cross-sectional analysis in order to…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Hughes, Laura A.; Banks, Pauline; Terras, Melody M. – Support for Learning, 2013
Successful transition from primary to secondary school is important for psychosocial well-being. Children with special educational needs (SEN) may face additional complexities at transition, although the impact of this process on children's psychosocial adjustment has been underexplored. The article aims to review systematically the literature…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Well Being, Student Adjustment, Educational Needs
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Imray, Peter; Hinchcliffe, Viv – Support for Learning, 2012
The introduction of the National Curriculum in 1988 caused much discussion (some of it angst-ridden) among both academics and practitioners working with pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties, and much of the meat (and the angst) of these discussions is still going on today. We argue that 24 years is a long experiment; that despite…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, National Curriculum, Students, Educational Needs
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Todd, Nicole Ann – Support for Learning, 2012
The original concept of a subculture of learning support in secondary schools developed from a study of "Support Teachers, Learning Difficulties" in New South Wales, Australia. The study examined the influence of school culture on the service delivery model used by these support teachers in three case studies, one of which is reported in…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, Subcultures, Foreign Countries
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Reilly, Colin; Ballantine, Rebecca – Support for Learning, 2011
Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in childhood and can have a significant impact on a child's schooling. Children with epilepsy may have special educational needs due to having learning disability, specific learning difficulties, specific cognitive deficits or having symptoms associated with ASD, ADHD, depression or anxiety. These…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Epilepsy, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety
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Elson, Nicola – Support for Learning, 2011
Warnock advocated that all young people with learning difficulties should be entitled to an appropriate education beyond the compulsory age of 16. The purpose of the study was to investigate attitudes to post-16 educational provision for students with special educational needs. What are the strengths and weaknesses of current provision and is it…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Severe Mental Retardation
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Everatt, John; Al-Sharhan, Abir; Al-Azmi, Yousuf; Al-Menaye, Nasser; Elbeher, Gad – Support for Learning, 2011
This article reports the findings of studies of the relationship between off-task behaviours and measures of educational achievement. The work focused on children from an Arabic-speaking/cultural background rarely studied in the literature. The first study involved children within a mainstream school context and found that measures of literacy and…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Hyperactivity
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Rayner, Matthew – Support for Learning, 2011
The increasing number of children with profound and multiple learning difficulties means that many schools for children with severe learning difficulties are having to review the curriculum that they offer. In addition, these schools are continuing to question whether a subject-based approach, in line with the National Curriculum, is the most…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Severe Mental Retardation
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Moscardini, Lio – Support for Learning, 2009
This paper challenges a view of concrete materials as artifacts used within a rigid instructional sequence that particular children are perceived to require or not, as the case may be. Focussing on mathematics teaching, it contends that it is more useful to consider the function of these materials as "tools," artefacts used flexibly and…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction, Children, Mathematics Materials
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Klein, Stephanie – Support for Learning, 2009
In this short piece Stephanie Klein, a final-year teacher trainee at a college in the USA, talks about dyslexia as seen through the context of her family experience. She provides a highly personal and uplifting account, which accentuates that there is a range of straightforward strategies which students can invoke to address their learning…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Preservice Teachers, Dyslexia, Learning Strategies
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