Geoff Lindsay

Geoff Lindsay
The University of Warwick · CEDAR (Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research)

BSc,PGCE, MEd(EdPsych), PhD, DSc C.Psychol

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November 1995 - August 1999
The University of Warwick
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Publications (230)
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Background: Parents of children with intellectual disabilities are likely to experience poorer mental well-being and face challenges accessing support. Early Positive Approaches to Support (E-PAtS) is a group-based programme, co-produced with parents and professionals, based on existing research evidence and a developmental systems approach to supp...
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Background: Children with intellectual disability have an IQ < 70, associated deficits in adaptive skills and are at increased risk of having clinically concerning levels of behaviour problems. In addition, parents of children with intellectual disability are likely to report high levels of mental health and other psychological problems. The Early...
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This ‘best available evidence’ review was commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) in 2019 to inform the SEND Guidance document (EEF, 2020). That Guidance document was aimed at senior leaders in mainstream schools; hence the focus in this review on evidence of relevance to that audience. This review was commissioned explicitly as a...
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The report of the Warnock Committee “Special Educational Needs,” published in 1978, provided the first comprehensive review of special educational needs (SEN) in England and the basis for subsequent legislation, from the Education Act 1981 to the recent Children and Families Act 2014. The Warnock Report has been highly influential with respect to t...
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Under England’s Children and Families Act 2014, local authorities (LAs) have a statutory responsibility to provide an independent mediation service for cases of disagreement between parents or young people and the LAs where parents or the young person are considering an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disabilit...
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This paper explores why some special educational needs (SEN) disagreements become very distressing for parents and how such disagreements can be prevented or resolved. It is a qualitative study of the experiences of 78 parents (70 mothers, eight fathers) who participated in a national study of experiences of England's SEN disagreement resolution sy...
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Purpose: There is growing evidence of the efficacy and effectiveness of targeted parenting programmes but the evidence for universal parenting programmes is much less developed. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of Parent Gym, a parenting programme delivered in schools. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper a quasi-exp...
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Background and aims There is a paucity of literature investigating health-related quality of life in neurodevelopmental populations including children with developmental language disorders and children with autism spectrum disorder. Health-related quality of life in these two groups remains poorly understood. Furthermore, studies have typically rel...
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A central conceptual change in the Warnock report, the first type report of a UK government committee on the education of children and young people with all types of special educational needs (Department for Education and Science, 1978), was the shift from categorization of children and young people by handicap to the identification of individuals'...
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Children and young people exhibiting behavioural difficulties present a major challenge not only to parents but also to education and health professionals and to society as a whole. In this paper, I shall address some key issues regarding these parenting programmes, based particularly on a programme of research over 13 years in the Centre for Educa...
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Despite ample evidence of the efficacy and effectiveness of evidence-based parenting programs (EBPPs) within research-led environments, there is very little evidence of maintenance of effectiveness when programs are delivered as part of regular service provision. The present study examined the effectiveness of EBPPs provided during a period of sust...
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Inclusive education has become the dominant approach to providing for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities, not only in the UK but internationally. However, this general term, inclusive education, is not a simple description of the educational provision. On the contrary, children and young people with SEN...
Technical Report
This report, commissioned by RSC Education, is on research conducted by CEDAR and the Centre for Education Studies (CES) at the University of Warwick, focusing on schools involved in its Associate Schools Programme (ASP). In its first year, the ASP replaced RSC Education’s Learning and Performance Network (LPN) that operated for 10 years be tween...
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In this final chapter I consider the period of the early 1990s, during my period as Principal Educational Psychologist (PEP) from 1991, up to the time I left the service, after 23 years, in 1995. At this point I took up the inaugural chair in Educational Psychology and Special Needs Education at the University of Warwick. I shall address the develo...
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Background There is substantial evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of targeted parenting programmes but much less evidence regarding universal parenting programmes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the CANparent Trial of 12 universal parenting programmes, which were made available to parents of all children...
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Introduction Pregnancy and the first few years of a child’s life are important windows of opportunity in which to equalise life chances. A Better Start (ABS) is an area-based intervention being delivered in five areas of socioeconomic disadvantage across England. This protocol describes an evaluation of the impact and cost-effectiveness of ABS. Me...
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The Big Lottery Fund has committed to invest £215 million over 11 years (2012 to 2023) in A Better Start which aims ‘to deliver a step change in the use of preventative approaches for babies and children from pregnancy to three years of age. It is being implemented in five selected areas of England: Blackpool, Bradford, Lambeth, Nottingham, and Sou...
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Parents of children with a disability or special educational needs (SEN) have three available options when accessing parenting programs: (a) to access a parenting program that has been adapted for use by families with a child with disability, (b) to access a disability-specific parenting program, or (c) to access a parenting program developed for t...
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In this paper, I propose some priority areas for research in the field of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities and some additional challenges regarding conceptualization of SEN. As the term “special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)” is now used in England, that term will also be used as appropriate, particularly with reference...
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Language impairment (LI) is one of the most common types of special educational needs (SENs), not only as a child’s primary need but also as a secondary domain associated with other types of SENs. LI is a risk factor for children’s later development, being associated with enhanced behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties, in particular peer p...
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Multicultural and multi-ethnic diversity is increasing across Europe. The current influx of migrants from conflict zones such as Syria and Iraq makes the issue even more important and challenging. Consequently, how we consider the identification of special educational needs (SEN) and then the making of appropriate provision to meet those needs must...
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This presentation discusses Early Childhood Intervention(ECI) training programs in the UK and Portugal. A content analysis of training aims, contents, and processes from 98 courses in 30 universities and colleges was completed. Twenty-two ECI experts from both countries were interviewed. Recommended Practices for ECI training following this researc...
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Background: There is increasing interest in examining the perspectives of parents of children with special educational needs (SEN). Exploring the view of parents of a child with language impairment (LI) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is particularly important because of their high prevalence, at over 30% of children with SEN in England, and the...
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The CANparent trial was designed to evaluate a universal offer of high quality, stigma-free parenting classes for parents of children aged 0-5 (later changed to 0-6 years) in three areas in England. The aim of the intervention was to support the enhancement of parenting skills and confidence, stimulate a commercial market of parenting classes, and...
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Full article FREE at http://journals.lww.com/iycjournal/Fulltext/2016/01000/Understanding_the_Initial_Impact_of_Early_Support.6.aspx Abstract An exploratory study is reported of the delivery of the Early Support and Key Working (ES&KW) training program in England for multiagency professionals and parents. This qualitative study examined how ES&KW...
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Evaluation of educational programs requires evidence of both efficacy, typically from randomized controlled trials, and effectiveness of program implementation. In order to provide useful evidence to support policy, program evaluations must demonstrate that the program can work under optimal controlled conditions and that it will work when rolled o...
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The CANparent trial, 2012–2014, was a government initiative in four English areas designed to develop a market in universal parenting support. Fourteen parenting class providers offered classes to all parents of children aged 0–5 in the areas. In three areas, all eligible parents received £100 vouchers exchangeable for a parenting class. Pre-trial...
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Evaluation of educational programs requires evidence of both efficacy, typically from randomized controlled trials, and effectiveness of program implementation. In order to provide useful evidence to support policy, program evaluations must demonstrate that the program can work under optimal controlled conditions and that it will work when rolled o...
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This experiment investigated whether children with specific language impairment (SLI), children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and typically developing children benefit from the incidental presence of orthography when learning new oral vocabulary items. Children with SLI, children with ASD, and typically developing children (n=27 per group)...
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University and College courses in the UK were analyzed regarding Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) contemporary pillars. Although no specific offers were found, some ECI current recommendations were present in connected areas, i.e. special education, inclusion, disability, additional support and early childhood education. The need for specific ECI...
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There is an increasing emphasis on supporting the oral language needs of children in the classroom. A variety of different measures have been developed to assist this process but few have been derived systematically from the available research evidence. A Communication Supporting Classrooms Observation Tool (CsC Observation Tool) for children aged...
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This study examines the use of role-play in order to investigate bullies’ intentions, feelings and perceptions through identification and projection. The study was conducted with nine 12-year-old boys that presented high levels of bullying behaviour, according to their teachers and peers, from three state primary schools in Nicosia, Cyprus, with di...
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AimThe aim of the study was to develop an ecologically valid synthesis of the evidence underpinning interventions for children with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN), integrating a range of different data sources. Method Three sources of information were integrated: the Cochrane Review of interventions for children with primary speec...
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Oral language skills scaffold written text production; students with oral language difficulties often experience writing problems. The current study examines the ways in which oral language problems experienced by students with language impairment (LI) and students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) impact on their production of written text. One...
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Background: Although it is well-established that children with language impairment (LI) and children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) both show elevated levels of emotional and behavioural problems, the level and types of difficulties across the two groups have not previously been directly compared. Aims: To compare levels of emotional and b...
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Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs raise considerable challenges for professionals in terms of the identification of and the nature of their needs and the provision of effective intervention. Drawing on 19 reports emanating from the Better Communication Research Programme, the current paper provides an evidence...
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ECI is a composite of services/provision for very young children [0 to 5] and their families to: ensure and enhance her/his personal development; strengthen the family's competences, and promote the social inclusion of the family and the child. These actions are to be provided in the child's natural setting, preferably at local level, with a family...
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Family policy was a key component of the ‘New’ Labour government's family, social and education policy, and a wide range of family focused initiatives and interventions designed to ‘support’ families and improve individual, family and social outcomes were introduced. The post-May 2010 coalition government's family policy exhibits key elements of po...
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Evidence based parenting programmes can improve parenting skills and the behaviour of children exhibiting, or at risk of developing, antisocial behaviour. In order to develop a public policy for delivering these programmes it is necessary not only to demonstrate their efficacy through rigorous trials but also to determine that they can be rolled ou...
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In this paper I argue for the importance of combined (mixed) methods studies when evaluating complex initiatives such as interventions. These studies combine quantitative and qualitative methods purposively, in order to capture a broader range of important variables than can be examined by either quantitative or qualitative methods alone. In essenc...
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Abstract Although Warren, Fey and Yoder (2007) have described the key components of "dosage", one needs to go beyond description if one is to understand "optimal" dosage, specifically one needs to relate the characteristics of the intervention to the size of the intervention effect. This study examines the association between dose, intensity, and e...
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This article reports a series of interviews with education and health practitioners. The aims were to identify interventions used in practice with children with speech, language and communication needs, to explore explanations for the choice of intervention and to identify the ways that outcomes were measured. Participants (n = 61) included educati...
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There are few economic evaluations of speech and language interventions. Such work requires underpinning by an accurate estimate of the costs of the intervention. This study seeks to address some of the complexities of this task by applying existing approaches of cost estimation to interventions described in published effectiveness studies. The stu...
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The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics is the much-needed comprehensive source of information on psychological ethics from an international perspective. This volume presents cutting-edge research and findings related to recent, current, and future international developments and issues related to psychological ethics.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics is the much-needed comprehensive source of information on psychological ethics from an international perspective. This volume presents cutting-edge research and findings related to recent, current, and future international developments and issues related to psychological ethics.
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This study explored the prevalence and stability of behavioral difficulties and self-concepts between the ages of 8 and 17 years in a sample of children with a history of specific language impairment (SLI). We investigated whether earlier behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties (BESD); self-concepts; and language and literacy abilities predi...