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dr. S. (Steffie) van der Steen, PhD

associate professor
dr. S. (Steffie) van der Steen, PhD

  • Veni grant 2018: (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.
  • With Richard Griffioen (PhD candidate): Project on animal-assisted therapy for children with Down syndrome and Autism spectrum disorders
  • With Marloes Ernst (PhD candidate): Equine-Assisted Activities, Coaching and Psychotherapy in the Netherlands
  • With Lisette de Jonge-Hoekstra (PhD candidate): Project on the attunement of speech and gestures during interactions with other students and scientific tasks
  • With Anne Steenbakkers (postdoc): Project on the psychosocial needs of youth in family foster care and the impact of traumatic experiences
  • Follow-up on my PhD project: A longitudinal microgenetic study on the development of young children's understanding of scientific concepts
  • With colleagues from Hanze Applied University: the development of initiations and on-task behavior of an autistic boy during caregiver-child interactions
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