On March 13th, Carolien and Brenda gave presentations at the Nordic Conference in Denmark. The conference was organized bi-annually by the Center for Hearing Loss, the regional center for children and adolescents with a hearing loss in Southern Denmark. Researchers and professionals from all over the world were invited to talk about hearing impairment from social, educational, therapeutic, or technical perspectives.
On March 7th, Adva visited a school in Amsterdam with Dr. Alexander Koutamanis (Architecture, TU Delft). They checked the acoustic qualities of the school building, including playground, corridors and other places where children play and socialize. This visit is part of a project on creating inclusive school environment, for the well-being of children and school workers.
On December 26th 2018, Adva participated in a research seminar at the Center for Disability Studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In her lecture "Play and Toys for All", Adva talked about barriers for play and playfulness in children with disabilities, with a special focus on children with a hearing loss, and referred to the emotional, social and methodological aspects of play.
On Thursday December 20th, just before the start of the Christmas holiday, Evelien Broekhof submitted her thesis entitled "Reflect, (re)act and interaction; the roles of shame, guilt, and social access in adolescent aggression", supervised by Carolien and Marieke Bos. Great job, Evelien!
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.