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    5037 DB Tilburg


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Dr. Wietske van Oorsouw is working as a senior-researcher and research coordinator at the Academic Collaborative Center Living with an Intellectual Disability (Tranzo, Tilburg University). Her PhD (with title: Considered care for complex clients) focused at training, behaviour, and emotions of support staff serving clients with mild to moderate ID and severe forms of CB. Her present research interests concern the empowerment of support staff; interactions and relatedness between staff and clients; and the collection and connection of different perceptions regarding support and treatment.   


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1 Jul 20141 Jul 2022


  • Intellectual Disability

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Research Output 2008 2019

Comparing a playful interactive product to watching television: An exploratory study for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

Embregts, P. J. C. M., van Oorsouw, W., Wintels, S., van Delden, R., Evers, V. & Reidsma, D., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability.

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Support needs of parents with intellectual disabilities: Systematic review on the perceptions of parents and professionals

Koolen, J., van Oorsouw, W. M. W. J., Verharen, L. & Embregts, P. J. C. M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.

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Help mijn gedachte: Een explorend onderzoek naar de effectiviteit van dagbehandeling bij mensen met een lichte verstandelijke beperking en psychiatrische problematiek

Gofers, T., Rasing, S., van de Ligt, M., Constant, F., van Oorsouw, W. M. W. J. & Embregts, P. J. C. M., 2018, In : Tijdschrift voor Orthopedagogiek. 57, 5, p. 192-203

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