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DECP Debate acts as the voice of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology, an organ for the exchange of ideas, interests and views; a vehicle for communicating the concerns of the profession; and an instrument for two-way communication.
Division Business and News
Assessment: What is psychological about your assessment?
Framework for psychological assessment and intervention
Updated framework with plans to promote assessment
The nonsense of 'effectiveness'
In an educational world where effectiveness is a key word, we reprint a 1980 article Don Bannister questioning its relevance for psychological interventions.
DYNAMO: Dynamic assessment one year on
Ruth Birnbaum reviews the work of the Dynamo group in the promotion of dynamic assessment and training.
Instructional psychology and dyslexia: A response to the DECP working party
Jonathan Solity fuels the debate on dyslexia by raising questions on practice and definition.
A brief response to Jonathan Solity
Rea Reason, Chair of the DECP working party on the psychological assessment of dyslexia, responds.
Research in brief
Nicola Woolf, Andrea Cobbett, Lisa Brown and Alastair Lidster describe research into handwriting speed and examination concessions.
Helping a school turn around. What to do when a school uses exclusionist thinking.