Maria Sofologi

Maria Sofologi
University of Ioannina | UOI · Department of Primary School Education

Doctor of Psychology

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The present paper is based on data of two samples concerning the Gifted Rating Scales-Preschool/Kindergarten Form (GRS-P) that aimed to gain insight into the psychometric properties (internal consistency reliability, structural and convergent validity) of the Greek version of the GRS-P. In both studies, teachers estimated their students’ giftedness...
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The multidimensional effect of aging in cognition and its interference with daily functioning is well reported by many studies. Therefore, the ability to detect age - related cognitive changes is of a great importance for older adults to help compensate for cognitive decline. For that, metacognition and its course of change across lifespan has attr...
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During the lock-down period, many educational programs have been changed making possible to continue the learning process for learners with disabilities and particularly for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, changing daily routines can result for elevated anxiety and stress for ASD learners. The aim of the study was to explo...
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Effortful control (EC) is a temperamental self-regulatory capacity, defined as the efficiency of executive attention [1], which is related to individual differences in self-regulation. Although effortful control covers some dispositional self-regulatory abilities important to cope with social demands of successful adaptation to school, such as atte...
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: Episodic memory is the type of memory that allows the recollection of personal experiences containing information on what has happened and, also, where and when it happened. Because of its sensitivity to brain’s aging and the neurodegenerative diseases it is considered a hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia (ADD). The objective of the present...
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The current study investigated the impact of instrumental music training on reading comprehension, working memory, and executive function in elementary school children in Greece. A series of studies suggested the possibility of a cognitive advantage from instrumental music training. For the purpose of the present study 80, elementary school childre...
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In the chapter, the complex nature of giftedness and twice-exceptionality is being addressed, with the emphasis given on the challenges these two conditions pose upon the whole age spectrum of these individuals (i.e., from childhood to adolescence and adulthood). More precisely, as the literature suggests, these children often demonstrate socioemot...
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The present study aims to evaluate the distinct patterns of working memory (WM) capacity of children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), High-functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and children with Down syndrome (DS). More specifically, the current study investigates the complex relationship of fluid intelligence and WM b...
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Background: Increased parental stress is strongly related to the severity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptomatology. Parents’ coping strategies and social support issues add to the complexity of this relationship. Aim: The present study investigated the relationship between self-regulation skills and parenting stress in parents of nonverbal...
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Children with specific learning disorders (SLDs) exhibit academic difficulties disproportional to their intellectual capabilities. A significant percentage of school-aged children worldwide are diagnosed with specific learning disabilities, with dyslexia being the most common. In Greece, epidemiological data propose that 50% of children in special...
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The present study aims to shed light on the distinct patterns of working memory capacity of children 37 with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), High-functioning children with Autism Spectrum 38 Disorder (ASD) and children with Down syndrome (DS). More specifically, the current study 39 investigates the complex relationship of fluid intelligence...
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Although many musical intervention studies exist in the wider framework of neuroscience and psychology, the preliminary importance of feasibility studies is rarely discussed. Adding to this fact the limited research existing on the therapeutic and restorative potential of music exposure during early developmental periods, pushed us to concentrate o...
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COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019. As long as this type of coronavirus was new, the main way for governments to avoid the spread of the infection was enforced quarantine. Besides public health protection, quarantine can have a psychological impact on the residents, with main symptoms being angst, anxiety, depressive, and PTSD symptoms....
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Episodic buffer (EB), a key component of working memory, seems to have a rather complicated function as part of binding processes. Recent papers on the field claim that binding processes of working memory (WM) are assisted by attention and executive functions. On the same page, vascular pathology is gaining more ground as the main underlying cause...
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Introduction: The aim of the present study was to validate the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11th version) scale as well as the short version of the Impulsive Behavior Scale (UPPS-P) in a population of Greek young adults. Secondly, we aimed at validating the BIS-11 in older adults. Methods: 167 (Group 1) university students completed the Gree...
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SLI and SLD constitute two independent neurodevelopmental disorders, which frequently cause challenges in the diagnosis process, especially due to their nature. This has caused disagreement among clinicians regarding their recognition as separate or overlapping disorders. The objective of the study was to enlighten the path of valid diagnosis and i...
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Κύριος στόχος της εν λόγω συγγραφικής προσπάθειας είναι η ενδελεχής παρουσίαση ψυχοκοινωνικών δυσκολιών και συμπεριφορικών κρίσεων μαθητών μαθητριών, οι οποίες συνδέονται με τις εκπαιδευτικές λειτουργίες του σχολείου αλλά και της ίδιας της κοινωνίας. Ειδικότερα, το παρόν βιβλίο επιχειρεί να φωτίσει τη σχέση συμπεριφορικών κρίσεων και αναπτυξιακών δ...
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The manifestation of Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) during adulthood is one of the least examined research areas among the relevant literature. Therefore, the adult population with SLD is considered a "rare" and "unique" population of major scientific interest. The aim of the current study was to investigate, describe, and analyze the clinical, a...
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SLI and SLD constitute two autonomous neurodevelopmental disorders, which frequently cause challenges in the diagnosis process, especially due to their nature, which has caused disagreement among clinicians regarding their recognition as separate or overlapping disorders. The objective of the study was to enlighten the path of valid diagnosis and i...
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The main aim of the present study was the evaluation of dynamic relationships betweendimensions of temperament and motor coordination in 3–7-year-old children in Greece. More specifi-cally, the main objectives of the current study were the test outcomes regarding the psychometricproperties (structural validity and internal consistency) of the Greek...
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During the lock-down period, many educational programs have been changed making possible to continue the learning process for learners with disabilities and particularly for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, changing daily routines can result for elevated anxiety and stress for ASD learners. The aim of the study was to explo...
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During the lock-down period, many educational programs have been changed making possible to continue the learning process for learners with disabilities and particularly for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, changing daily routines can result for elevated anxiety and stress for ASD learners. The aim of the study was to explo...
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Preschool-age children with a low auditory-verbal cognitive profile may be predisposed to develop subsequent learning difficulties. This study, through the use of early diagnostic procedures and a special intervention program, attempts to “balance” these discrepancies. More specifically, aim of the present study is to implement an intervention prog...
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Preschool-age children with a low auditory-verbal cognitive profile may be predisposed to develop subsequent learning difficulties. This study, through the use of early diagnostic procedures and a special intervention program, attempts to "balance" these discrepancies. More specifically, aim of the present study is to implement an intervention prog...
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Over the past three decades, the interest of teachers and parents has focused on a variety of learning difficulties that students face in school settings. A significant number of students systematically fail in school, as they lack early detection of learning difficulties or effective intervention. This case study examines an elementary school stud...
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Present study aims to shed light on the relationship of working memory and executive functioning in bilingual elementary school children when compared with monolingual population of the same age. The investigation of the relationship between working memory and language learning abilities of children, who are bilingual, is particularly important as...
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S pecific Language Impairment (SLI) and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) have been the subject of extensive research especially with respect to the connection between them. However, the manifestation of these disorders in adolescence has not been thoroughly investigated. The objective of the present study was to compare the intelligence scores...
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The purpose of the present research was to examine whether different music settings could influence one's cognitive function - particularly memory. The examined sample consisted of 168 college students with a male:female ratio of 1:2.2. The participants were asked to complete a short-term memory test regarding word recollection while exposed to aud...
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Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is an umbrella term that describes a range of common neurodevelopmental disorders affecting approximately 1% of the population. ASD are characterized by multilateral shortages, such as difficulties in communication and social interaction, repetitive, stereotypical behaviors and a limited scope of interests, mobilit...
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The present article is an attempt to shed light on a plethora of research studies concerning bullying and acts of violence within school settings. Furthermore, a basic aim of the chapter is to present different facets of school bullying. The presentation and interpretation of different theoretical approaches and the connection with the pro ile of d...
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The aim of the present study is to investigate the linguistic profile of patients with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) in relation to linguistic deficits associated with specific brain areas. Ten adults with PPMS were tested for the needs of the study and compared with healthy participants. The Boston Aphasia Naming Test, namely the t...
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Comprehension constitutes the main purpose of reading, one of the most important human skills. Furthermore, reading and therefore comprehension are perplexing procedures, that are built through the interaction of the cognitive functions. Comprehension occurs in a cognitive and metacognitve level. Meta-comprehension indeed, constitutes an important...
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This book is an enlighten attempt to develop a “family and school genogram” in order to provide fresh understanding of our most significant relationships in two interactive and social schemas family and school. The description of different challenging behaviors among children and their school relationships gives expression to a creative and dynamic...
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Craniocerebral damage due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) mediated by multiple molecular cascades can be expressed through neuropsychological complications , involving cognitive deficits, post-traumatic epilepsy, personality change, as well as severe and chronic psychosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate and identify potential patterns...
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http://dx. To cite this article: Σοφολόγη, Μ. (2020). Πειραματικά πρότυπα μελέτης της ακρίβειας παρακολούθησης της κατανόησης σε ενήλικο πληθυσμό.
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Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the process of understanding social inferences and metaphors and the pragmatic use of language through emotion recognition and social inference tests in patients diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) mainly characterized by neurodegeneration. Additionally, we tried t...
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Μια έκφανση του οικογενειακού συστήματος είναι η- μονογονεϊκή οικογένεια, η αύξηση της οποίας έχει ως αποτέλεσμα την αύξηση του αριθμού των μαθητών/-τριών που ζει σε ένα διαφορετικό οικογενειακό περιβάλλον από την πυρηνική οικογένεια. Στόχος της παρούσας έρευνας είναι η διερεύνηση των αντιλήψεων 254 εκπαιδευτικών Προσχολικής και Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσ...
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Η εργασία έχει τίτλο: Αντιλήψεις εκπαιδευτικών σχετικά με τη σχέση μεταξύ ακαδημαϊκών επιδόσεων και μονογονεϊκών οικογενειών. Η οικογένεια ως κοινωνικό σύστημα τα τελευταία χρόνια φαίνεται να εξελίσσεται και να λαμβάνει ποικίλες και διαφορετικές οικογενειακές μορφές. Μια έκφανση του οικογενειακού συστήματος είναι και η μονογονεϊκή οικογένεια, η αύξ...
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A plethora of information has been generated by researchers in the field of autism and special education. A fundamental role of this chapter is to present different kinds of intervention strategies and therapeutic approaches with the belief that scientifically valid information can be useful to families in real life situations and reduce the emotio...
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Autism seems to affect family dynamics and parents’ relationships. Families experience an overall decreased quality of life because of dealing with their children’s challenging behaviors. Responsibilities placed on parents put a significant strain on their psychological wellbeing and quality of life. Professional support is critical to alleviating...
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Η παρούσα εργασία αποτελεί μέρος μιας ευρύτερης ερευνητικής προσπάθειας με στόχο τη διερεύνηση της δεξιότητας των παιδιών πέμπτης δημοτικού να παρακολουθούν με ακρίβεια το επίπεδο της κατανόησής τους κατά την ενασχόλησή τους με έργα κατανόησης κειμένου. Η έρευνα πραγματοποιείται σε δυο φάσεις. Ειδικότερα, η πρώτη φάση είναι πιλοτική και περιλαμβάνε...
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Στόχος της συγκεκριμένης μελέτης είναι να διερευνηθεί η λειτουργία της εργαζόμενης μνήμης σε περιπτώσεις με αυτισμό. Η μελέτη βασίστηκε στην άποψη σύμφωνα με την οποία η εκτέλεση διπλού έργου πραγματοποιείται στον κεντρικό επεξεργαστή, όπου το άτομο πρέπει να κρατά ενεργές και να διατηρεί στη μνήμη πληροφορίες ενώ ταυτόχρονα, επεξεργάζεται και συσχ...
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate possible differences on working memory abilities between children with Autism spectrum disorder and typical children. The potential facilitating effect of verbal mediation on working memory was investigated measuring children's ability to use language-based encoding and rehearsal processes to enh...
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OBJECTIVES After reading this chapter, you should be able to: 1. Discuss the importance of working memory in children 2. Understand differences in memory abilities 3. Develop an educational environment to enhance working memory abilities in children THE IMPORTANCE OF MEMORY Memory does not comprise a single unitarily system, but rather an array of...
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Η παρούσα εργασία διερευνά το βαθμό στον οποίο δύο γνωστικά συστήματα αποθήκευσης πληροφοριών –η φωνολογική βραχύχρονη μνήμη και η μακρόχρονη γνώση λεξιλογίου- συμβάλλουν στη διαδικασία απόκτησης καινούργιων λέξεων σε μία ξένη γλώσσα. Σαράντα μαθητές που διδάσκονταν Αγγλικά ως ξένη γλώσσα για μία περίοδο κατά μέσο όρο 4 χρόνων, πήραν μέρος σε μία π...

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