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Developmental Disorders and Special Education

Developmental Disorders and Special Education

Research programme Education

prof. dr. P.F. (Peter) de Jong


The research group conducts theoretically based empirical research to examine the underlying processes of cognitive and social emotional skills acquisition in the context of school and how these are affected by instruction and teacher skills.

The main lines of research are:

  • Development of language, literacy and arithmetic with a particular focus on learning disabilities
  • Teacher-student interaction and relationships, in particular for SEN students