Problem behaviour in people with profound cognitive and multiple disabilities can be reduced by improving their soundscapes, according to PhD student Kirsten van den Bosch. She has developed an app for healthcare institution personnel.
People with profound cognitive and often visual disabilities can be bothered by the sounds in their environment because they don’t understand where they are coming from and what they mean. In addition, they have little or no control over the often emotional sounds made by their housemates, staff members’ voices and music coming from the radio or television. This can make them feel insecure, which may negatively affect their behaviour.
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Professor Linda Steg has been appointed a member of the European Academy Of Sciences And Arts . She will be inaugurated in March 2022 during the annual Festive Session.
Recently published research by Stynke Castelein, Marieke Timmerman and fellow researchers shows that about 40% of patients recover above expectations.
On 26 April, Prof. Margrite Kalverboer was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. She has been at the University of Groningen since 1990, is Honorary Professor by special appointment of Pedagogy, Child Pedagogy and Orthopedagogy &...
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