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  • A Positive Culture of Support: PB4L School-Wide Final Evaluation Report

    This report summarises the findings from the final phase of an evaluation of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide. It describes the extent of implementation of School-wide in Schools, identifies short-term shifts and considers the longer term sustainability of the initiative.

    Author(s): Sally Boyd and Rachel Felgate, New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: August 2015

  • An evaluation of some programmes for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Auckland: Opportunities, contingencies, and illusions

    This research evaluates three educational programmes in the Auckland area for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The programmes evaluated were Autism Action Precision Teaching Centre (AAPTC) programme, intensive Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) home-based programmes, and mainstream pre-school and school education. The report describes each service, their cost and how effective the programmes were in providing education for children with ASD ending with recommendations and conclusions regarding educational programmes for children with ASD.

    Author(s): Rebecca Godfrey, Dennis Moore, Claire Fletcher-Flinn and Angelika Anderson, Auckland UniServices Limited, University of Auckland.

    Date Published: July 2002