September 21st, 2020
"The only thing that can help is to create a truly inclusive school climate in which everyone is welcome, even if you are different in some ways," says Carolien in an interview with the Dutch Autism Association (NVA) in the Week Against Bullying, September 21-25. Click here for the interview (in Dutch), and here for the other media apprearances in which Carolien, Evelien Broekhof, and Sheida Novin talk about bullying and autism.
September 9th, 2020
As of September 1st, Carolien serves as Full Professor at the Technical University of Twente, in combination with her position at Leiden University. She now holds a professorship in Social Interaction Technology at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, as a member of the Human Media Interaction group. She will be investigating the impact of the built environment on social inclusion, while using computer technology as a means of measurement. This appointment will enrich the research in our lab with new technical developments, and provide unique opportunities for collaborative research projects. Congratulations, Carolien!
Read more about her new professorship here.
August 20th, 2020
Neeltje's publication is online, showing the (longitudinal) interrelations between emotional competence, communication problems, and externalizing problems in young adolescents with and without DLD (special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health). Click here to read full text.
July 24th, 2020
The Loose Parts project was successfully completed in the first primary school on July 15th. The goal of this intervention is facilitating children's social interaction at the playground, and thus enhancing social inclusion during children' play time. The children were enthusiastic with the parts, and we also received good feedback from teachers. The primary school will continue further with the project on their own.