Staff members with discipline Education, Special
Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.
Families experiencing multiple problems
Archives of professors, history of psychological and pedagogical testing and testmaterials.
More specifically, my research focuses on the resilience, personal and community-based, of LGBTQIA+ youth in the CPS.
Other topics: Child and family welfare; inequalities in child protection; family foster care; residential child and youth care; LGBTQIA+ youth in care; participation of children and families in the child protection system.
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University of Groningen Press (ugp.rug.nl)
Asylum and migration
Trafficking in human beings
Currently working on Veni 2018 grant project: (How) Does animal assisted therapy work? Animal-assisted therapy is gaining popularity, but there is no conclusive evidence for its effect. This study investigates the effect of dog-assisted therapy for children with Down Syndrome and Autism, and looks for a possible mechanism to explain this effect: Increased synchronization between the movements of child and therapy dog.
Statistical consultancy, evaluation of questionnaires, validity, factor analysis, cluster analysis, test norming, (mis)conceptions of Cronbach's Alpha, measuring psychosocial behaviour, transitions in education / educational careers.
- Quality of youth services (cilvil society, prevention, child and youth care, inclusive education)
- effectiveness of interventions for youth and their upbringing