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Pearlman, Sara; Michaels, Dina – Support for Learning, 2019
In England, eliciting the views, feelings and aspirations of young people with special education needs is central to the Special Education Reforms of 2015. However, there is little guidance on how to do this with young people who have intellectual and communication difficulties. In this research project, a questionnaire was developed and used as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Intellectual Disability
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Essex, Jane – Support for Learning, 2018
Teacher and support staff perceptions of science learning, and specifically engagement with science outreach, by pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) were ascertained through questionnaires. The responses indicated that science is seen as serving distinctive learning purposes when undertaken by learners with SEND. Staff…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Science Instruction, Special Education, Disabilities
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Clark, Charlotte – Support for Learning, 2017
Given the focus on phonological attainment in the National Phonics Screening Check, small-scale school-based action research was undertaken to improve phonological recognition and assess the impact on progress and attainment in a sample drawn from Key Stage 1 which included pupils on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Register. The research…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Phonological Awareness, Special Needs Students, Intervention
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Landor, Floriane; Perepa, Prithvi – Support for Learning, 2017
This research identifies the way in which one secondary school with a resourced provision for students with Asperger syndrome promotes social inclusion for them, and the perceptions of staff members and parents on the social experience of schooling for these children. Interviews were conducted with five teachers, two learning support assistants,…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Secondary School Students, Asperger Syndrome, Questionnaires
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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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Deacy, Evelyn; Jennings, Fiona; O'Halloran, Ailbhe – Support for Learning, 2015
The purpose of this research was to investigate best practice in relation to the planning, process and strategies that support the transition of students with ASD from primary to post-primary school. A questionnaire survey was sent to graduates of a postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in SEN (ASD) in Ireland who were working in primary and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Best Practices, Transitional Programs
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Stevenson, Kathryn; Jarred, Scott; Hinchcliffe, Vivian; Roberts, Kathryn – Support for Learning, 2015
Research into children with autism indicates that therapeutic sessions with dogs might provide a way of encouraging social interaction and reducing solitary or repetitive behaviours. With recent educational ASD interventions aimed at providing ways of encouraging intrinsic motivation to socially engage, it is possible that sessions with dogs could…
Descriptors: Animals, Student Motivation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Haridarshan, Pooja – Support for Learning, 2015
Education of girls in India lags behind that of boys and several communities in India fare worse than others. Because of their secondary status in the society, Indian girls tend to suffer from low self-esteem. Thus, it is necessary to study the reasons why girls are being discouraged from attending and completing school as well as what are the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Aspiration, Expectation, Urban Areas
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Samsel, Maria; Perepa, Prithvi – Support for Learning, 2013
The study investigates a link between media portrayal of disabilities and its influence on teachers' perceptions of their students. By using semi-structured interviews and questionnaires, participants (N?= 8) gave an insight into their perceptions of the impact TV programmes and films have on their understanding of disability and teaching…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Teacher Attitudes, Television, Films
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Slade, Melanie; Lowery, Claire; Bland, Ken – Support for Learning, 2013
The Forest School movement, an important part of education in Scandinavia, has gained momentum in the UK in recent years. Within the context of declining access to, and engagement with, the natural environment Forest Schools can provide invaluable life experiences for our children. In 2012 the University of Northampton investigated opportunities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Pilot Projects, Elementary Schools
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Wennas Brante, Eva – Support for Learning, 2013
Better understanding of the diverse reading abilities of people with dyslexia is necessary for the design of more effective learning situations, which are vital both to students with dyslexia and to their teachers. Seven individuals with dyslexia currently or formerly in higher education were interviewed about their reading experiences to learn…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Processes, Semi Structured Interviews, Reading Ability
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Takala, Marjatta – Support for Learning, 2013
This article discusses a teaching method called reading through writing (RtW), based on the use of computers rather than handwriting. The pupils use the computers in pairs and decide themselves what they will write about. The use of this method is studied via a questionnaire to 22 teachers and via seven Master's and two Bachelor's theses,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Students, Teaching Methods, Reading
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Correia Leite, Carina Sofia; Da Silva Pereira, Ana Paula – Support for Learning, 2013
This study investigated the support and benefits of early intervention (EI) in families with children with special needs. Data were gathered through a written questionnaire, "Family Benefits Inventory," completed by 126 families with children with special needs supported by EI teams, with ages from six months to six years in Portugal.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Special Needs Students, Family Attitudes
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Hen, Meirav; Walter, Ofra – Support for Learning, 2012
Previously, the Sherborne Developmental Movement (SDM) has been found to contribute to the development of emotional competencies in higher education. This study presents and evaluates a teaching model based on SDM for the development of emotional competencies in teacher education. The study examined the contributions of this model to the increase…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Models, Diaries
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