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An evaluation of the “FRIENDS for Life” programme among children presenting with autism spectrum disorder
Abstract “FRIENDS for Life” is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme which aims to reduce anxiety and promote resilience among children. This study evaluated the “FRIENDS for Life”Expand
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The self-efficacy of primary teachers in supporting the inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorder
Abstract In the context of a trend towards inclusive practice in Irish primary schools, many teachers feel ill-equipped to cope with this new challenge. Scope exists within the Irish education systemExpand
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The Role of Grandparents in Supporting Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Family Systems Approach
A family systems approach is required to identify the needs of families of children with autism. This paper explores how grandparents support children with autism and their parents using a familyExpand
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The professional development needs of primary teachers in special classes for children with autism in the republic of Ireland
In Irish classrooms, one option for educating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) involves placement in a special class co-located in a mainstream primary school. This study surveyed 125 p...
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Using preferred interests to model social skills in a peer-mentored environment for students with special educational needs
ABSTRACT This study explored the benefits of using preferred interests to model social skills in a peer-mentored environment for students with special educational needs (SEN). Research suggests thatExpand
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The Implementation of an Ethical Education Curriculum in Secondary Schools in Ireland.
The paper investigates teachers’ and principals’ experiences of implementing a pilot of an ethical education (EE) curriculum to a senior cycle programme in Educate Together secondary schools inExpand
Framing secondary teachers’ perspectives on the inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorder using critical discourse analysis
ABSTRACT Research on the role of teachers in supporting students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in schools in the Republic of Ireland has largely focused on primary and special schools ratherExpand
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Factors influencing the successful transition of young people with Down syndrome
This study explored parental experiences and factors impacting on the successful transitioning of young people with Down syndrome from primary to mainstream secondary school settings in Ireland. ThisExpand