Secondary School Staff’s Understanding of the Relationship between Problem Behaviour and Language Difficulties
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Ramsay, Janet Marshall 2015. Secondary School Staff’s Understanding of the Relationship between Problem Behaviour and Language Difficulties. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London Psychology
|Authors||Ramsay, Janet Marshall|
|Type||Prof Doc Thesis|
The high incidence of undiagnosed language difficulties in students experiencing problem behaviours was the genesis of this exploratory study. The study considered how adults supporting these students understood the relationship between behaviour problems and language development.
The study has implications for Educational Psychology practice at casework and systems levels as well as for commissioning of services. Educational Psychologists (EPs) need to be aware that how school staff understand the relationship between behaviour and language may preclude the identification of language difficulties, as may their own theoretical lens. EPs can promote the development of data collection systems and interventions for language skills as well as supporting the initial training and continuing professional development of teachers in this area. Commissioners of services need to include EPs in multi-disciplinary teams to conduct comprehensive assessments of students with behaviour difficulties.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.4884|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||17 Mar 2016|
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