KNAW collaboration with Peking University
May 18, 2018
Cross-culture collaboration is important if we want to better understand emotional development. On Monday 14 May, we were visited by our Chinese collaborators from Peking University, Dr. Li Yi and her PhD student Shuyuan Feng. A symposium was held to serve as a platform of academic exchange between our Chinese guests and Leiden researchers on the topic of autism and face/emotion processing. Click here to read more about the event.
Social participation in children with hearing loss
May 7, 2018
On May 5th, Brenda presented some preliminary data on the Social Integration Project at the 65º Congress of the ENT Society in Portugal. The project is in collaboration with Dr. Guida Veiga (University of Evora) and medical doctors Luisa Monteiro and Herédio Sousa, and focuses on the social participation of young school children with hearing loss. Preliminary outcomes show lower understanding of social-emotional skills in children with hearing loss compared to their hearing peers.
World Autism Awareness Week 2018!
April 3, 2018
More and more young people with autism are coming forward to create a better awareness about the different sides of autism. Check this YouTube film by a teenage boy, explaining how he wants people to understand what autism is, but not to change or “cure” him. The film was put online in 2013, but still valid today. The first week of April is the world-wide Autism Week held every year to do exactly that: increase awareness about autism. In their most recent study, Marieke Bos and Carolien found that rumination plays an important role in the development of mental health issues in adolescents with autism. You can read more about their study here.
Who are we?
Our team is located at the department of Developmental Psychology of Leiden University in the Netherlands. We work in close collaboration with the Dutch Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child (NSDSK), the ENT department of the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), and the Centre for Autism.Our group is dedicated to examining the emotional development of children and adolescents of all walks of life. We have a strong focus on the functionality of emotions, and its impact on children's social development. Besides typically developing children and adolescents, we are interested in the development of those with hearing impairments, with autism spectrum disorders, or with specific language impairments.
On this site we regularly post news items about new publications, events, and so on. You can also read more about our ongoing projects, read about and download questionnaires we have developed, see an overview of our publications per topic, or read about opportunities for students to join our team.