BOLD Talk with Prof. Carolien Rieffe, Leiden University

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Breaking the Cycle: an Inclusive School Environment Outside the Classroom for Adolescents with ASD

BOLD Talk with Prof. Dr. Carolien Rieffe, Leiden University

The project 'Breaking the cycle: an inclusive school environment outside the classroom for adolescents with ASD*' has been awarded a NWO grant. The central aim is to create an inclusive school setting with and for adolescents with autism during their unstructured leisure time at school, thus increasing the quality and quantity of social participation with their peers. The project focuses on creating and implementing an inclusive environment, by analysing and adapting the physical (built), social, and cultural environment at schools outside the classroom. Prof. Rieffe will present the approach and goals of the project, as well as results from precedent research on deaf and hard of hearing children in primary schools.

* ASD: atrium septum defect

caroline rieffeAbout. Dr. Carolien Rieffe is a professor by special appointment in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

Her subject is social and emotional development, with emphasis on vulnerable youth, including the deaf and hard of hearing, the autistic and children with specific language impairments.


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