These reports present both the final report for the evaluation of the outcomes of the EarlyBird Programme in New Zealand on behalf of the Ministry of Education and the Summary Report commissioned by the Ministries of Education and Health.
These reports evaluate this early intervention programme for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Part of the development and implementation plan for the EarlyBird programme in New Zealand was a commitment to ongoing evaluation of the outcomes of this programme, and specifically to establish whether any gains for participants are maintained over time.
Author(s): Angelika Anderson, Christin Birkin, Fred Seymour and Denis Moore, Auckland UniServices Limited, University of Auckland and Janet Rivers, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
Date Published: August 2005
Author(s): Ministry of Education.
Date Published: March 2005
Author(s): Jill Bevan-Brown, Department of Learning and Teaching, Massey University College of Education.
Date Published: December 2004
Category: English Medium
Evaluation of the Introductory Professional Development Programme for Teacher aides/Kaiāwhina: Supporting teachers of students with special education needsThis report presents findings of an evaluation of the nationwide Introductory Professional Development Programme for teacher aides/kaiāwhina working with students with special educational needs, funded by the Ministry of Education. The evaluation began in 2001, during the development of the programme, through to 2002 when the programme was implemented. The aim of the evaluation was to help provide a clearer picture of how the programme was delivered, what its impact was, and ways to improve this kind of professional development in the future.
Author(s): Marie Cameron, Linda Sinclair, Pauline Waiti and Cathy Wylie, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
Date Published: October 2004
Author(s): Trish McMenamin, Ruth Millar, Missy Morton, Carol Mutch, Joce Nuttal and Gaye Tyler-Merrick, Research Team, School of Professional Development, Christchurch College of Education.
Date Published: 25 March 2004
Auckland Uniservices and Poutama Pounamu were contracted to undertake the Enhancing Effective Practice in Special Education Pilot study in the school and Kura Kaupapa Māori settings respectively. The Pilot study tested a range of research methodologies and gathered indicators of effectiveness.
Author(s): Dr Patricia O'Brien, Auckland UniServices Limited and Mere Berryman, Poutama Pounamu.
Date Published: 2004
Resource Teachers: Learning and behaviour: Data on the schools and students they worked with In 2001 (Annual Report 2001)The Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) service began in 1999 to assist schools and teachers to achieve the best learning outcomes for their students who have moderate special education needs. RTLB complete an Annual Report at the end of each year which asks for information about the schools and students they worked with during the year and the nature of their work. The following article details the results from the 2001 Annual Reports and provides an overview of the work undertaken by RTLB during that year.
Author(s): Research and Evaluation Unit, Ministry of Education
Date Published: March 2003
Church Report: The definition, diagnosis and treatment of children and youth with severe behaviour difficultiesThis report is a review of the research into the development and treatment of severe behaviour difficulties in children and adolescents. The review was commissioned by the Ministry of Education, and was produced by John Church and team from the Education Department at the University of Canterbury.
Author(s): John Church and Education Department Team, University of Canterbury.
Date Published: 2003
Author(s): Lorrae Ward, Nola Purdie (Australian Council for Educational Research), Earl Irving, Bronwyn Weston, Cole Armstrong, Micheal King, and Adelle Henderson
Date Published: February 2009
Author(s): Louise Alliston, Research New Zealand
Date Published: July 2007
An evaluation of some programmes for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Auckland: Opportunities, contingencies, and illusionsThis 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
Author(s): College of Education and Department of Teaching and Learning, Massey University.
Date Published: 2002
Summary Report: Integrated effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities: Scoping ProjectThis is a summary of the first stage of a research programme on effective services for students with disabilities, commissioned by the Ministry of Education's Advisory Reference Group for Students with Physical Disabilities. The summary covers the key themes from the report on the scoping project - Integrated and effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities - and outlines a plan for the next phase of the research.
Author(s): Trevor McDonald and Pat Caswell, School of Education, University of Otago.
Date Published: August 2001
Author(s): Trevor McDonald and Pat Caswell, School of Education, University of Otago; Merrolee Penman, School of Occupational Therapy, Otago Polytechnic.
Date Published: August 2001
Author(s): Dr Cathy Wylie
Date Published: August 2000
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