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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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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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Hussein, Hazreena – Support for Learning, 2013
This study investigated the seated activity among children educated in special schools and their adult carers in two sensory gardens in the United Kingdom. Seated activity was established whether the seating was used as intended or whether users preferred to sit on other attributes during their learning session. The objectives of this study are to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Schools, Sensory Experience, Learner Engagement
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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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Fortune, Kiri – Support for Learning, 2013
The purpose of this article is to review literature related to the impact of policy and legislation on Maori children with special needs. The historical perceptions of disability for Maori will be discussed and the impacts of western influences and policy will be reviewed. The article investigates relevant studies and literature, both national and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Pacific Islanders
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Glazzard, Jonathan – Support for Learning, 2013
This personal account from a special educational needs co-ordinator illustrates the negative impact that resourced provision has had on one school. The provision caters for children with communication and interaction difficulties and is housed in a mainstream primary school. For this school, while the provision has had a beneficial impact on the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Primary Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Shaver, Isabel; McClatchey, Kirstie – Support for Learning, 2013
The aim of this small-scale study was to assess the effectiveness of nurture groups in Northern Scotland. Data were collected from children (N?=?19) and staff (N?=?5) from three nurture groups. Pre-and post-nurture group Boxall Profile information was also assessed for 33 children across two of the nurture groups. Analysis of the Boxall Profiles…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Improvement
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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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Garner, Philip; Forbes, Fiona – Support for Learning, 2013
This article examines the personal and professional attributes of school leaders in relation to special educational needs and disability (SEND) and assesses the extent to which these might be sufficient to give such professionals the confidence necessary to be role models for their staff. Data were collected via a survey of a randomly selected set…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Needs, Principals, Leadership Effectiveness
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McLachlan, Benita; Davis, Geraldine – Support for Learning, 2013
This article reports findings from a research project which developed and introduced the Enhanced Learning Support Assistant Programme (ELSAP) as a source of professional development for learning support assistants who were supporting students with additional learning needs in a college of further education in England. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teacher Aides, Mixed Methods Research
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Attwood, Lynn – Support for Learning, 2013
Consultation of the DfE's Green Paper, "Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs," provoked considerable debate among public and private sector professionals, parents and young people over the planned special educational needs reform. Since then, publication of the Children and Families Bill in 2013 indicates…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Needs, Disabilities, Educational Change
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Ellis, Simon; Tod, Janet – Support for Learning, 2012
The SEN Green Paper and OFSTED have raised concerns about both variability in, and apparent over-identification of, SEN. This article draws on the authors' research into teachers' experiences of identification of SEN. Findings, along with critical exploration of the current 2001 SEN Code of Practice guidance and proposals for reform outlined in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Identification, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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Zhang, Kaili Chen; Wu, Deirdra I-Hwey – Support for Learning, 2012
Spirituality is of acknowledged and profound importance to children from mainstream school populations, but has been overlooked in respect of children with special needs. This article explores the issues related to spirituality and disabilities, and the relationship between spirituality and education for students with special needs. The following…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Religious Factors, Well Being
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