Brief Description – The quantitative study followed the outcomes of children during their time at the Mulberry Bush in order to focus on the changes in children’s socio-emotional development, behaviour, educational achievement and attachment whilst at the MBS. Four cohorts of pupils were followed (23 boys and 13 girls), each for a consecutive 3-year period.
- Children made significant academic improvement
- Pupils made significant progress in emotional development
- During their time children had significantly fewer incidents of aggression and anti-social behaviour
- Pupils were increasingly able to self-regulate
- The picture was less clear regarding attachment style
Publication – Gutman, L.M., Vorhaus, J., Burrows, R. and Onions, C. (2018). A longitudinal study of children’s outcomes in a residential special school. Journal of Social Work Practice, Routledge, 32:4:409–421.
For a copy of the full report please email Caryn Onions [email protected]