Cornelia Kegel

Cornelia Kegel
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PhD

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Researchers agree that early literacy activities, like book sharing and parent-child play, are important for stimulating language development. We hypothesize that book sharing is most powerful because it elicits more interactive talk in young children than other activities. Parents of 43 infants (9–18 months) made two daylong audio recordings using...
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In this randomized controlled trial, 508 5-year-old kindergarten children participated, of whom 257 were delayed in literacy skills because they belonged to the lowest quartile of a national standard literacy test. We tested the hypothesis that some children are more susceptible to school-entry educational interventions than their peers due to thei...
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Stories presented on phones, tablets and e-readers now offer an alternative to print books. The fundamental challenge has become to specify when and for whom the manner in which children retain information from stories has been changed by electronic storybooks, for better and for worse. We review the effects of digitized presentations of narratives...
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Children showing poor executive functioning may not fully benefit from learning experiences at home and school and may lag behind in literacy skills. This hypothesis was tested in a sample of 276 kindergarten children. Executive functions and literacy skills were tested at about 61 months and again a year later. In line with earlier studies, correl...
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Study design: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Objectives: To review and critically appraise the literature for factors that increase the risk for meniscal tears. Background: Meniscal tears are an important cause of disability and time lost from work, and are associated with a 4-fold increase in the long-term risk of knee osteoarthritis....
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This chapter discusses the potential role of computer-aided instruction for kindergarten children lacking in competencies fundamental to their school success. It is abundantly evident that the upcoming possibilities of technology as a new tool in education create new capacities of schools for fostering positive development of children at risk. Beca...
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Background: The dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) has been linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and reading disorders. In this study, we examined whether diminished anticipatory dopamine cell firing - typical of the long variant of the DRD4 allele - is related to emergent and advanced alphabetic skills, and whether executive at...
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In this randomized controlled trial, 312 low-socioeconomic-status children (M age = 52.9 months, SD = 3.2) from 15 Dutch schools participated. Children in the intervention condition played early literacy games via the intelligent tutoring system Living Letters. Control children played a nonliteracy computer game. At the beginning of each interventi...
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Not every child seems equally susceptible to the same parental, educational, or environmental influences even if cognitive level is similar. This study is the first randomized controlled trial to apply the differential susceptibility paradigm to education in relation to children's genotype and early literacy skills. A randomized pretest–posttest co...
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Research findingsThe study focused on 90 five-year-olds from fifteen Dutch schools. The children scored among the 30% lowest on literacy tests. Half were randomly assigned to a phonological skills program on the computer, the other half to a book program. Both programs consisted of 15 ten-minute sessions. During the phonological skills program chil...

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In our research program genetic, neurobiological, and behavioral levels of analysis are combined to understand how new technology can optimize learning for subgroups of children.
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We explore ways to intervene in at-risk families to increase effective language input in infancy.