Frans Hoogeveen

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BACKGROUND A literature study was conducted to contribute to an adequate use of quality of life (QoL) instruments for the evaluation of interventions in dementia care by providing an overview of properties of QoL measures that acknowledge domains important to dementia patients. METHODS Domains important to patients, and domains that professional(More)
The present study assessed the efficacy of a program for teaching moderately mentally retarded children basic reading skills. Central to the program were the use of a phonemic alphabet as well as the application of pictorial cueing and stimulus manipulation techniques. The program consisted of six phases. It started with the training of graphemes for vowels(More)
The present study compared two different types of orientation strategies: an assistive technology program (AT, i.e., remotely controlled sound/light devices) and a backward chaining procedure (BC) for promoting indoor traveling in four persons with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease (AD). A social validation assessment of the two strategies was also(More)
Thirty-six five-year old children were exposed to a visual multiple-cue discrimination task and to a test which assessed the control over responding acquired by the cues. The training and the test followed a treatment that varied between three groups of twelve children. A conditional discrimination task and a multiple-cue discrimination task were arranged(More)
The present study evaluated a program for establishing blending of consonants (C) and vowel-consonant (VC) syllables in moderately mentally retarded children. The study consisted of two experiments. Experiment 1 assessed whether the subjects' failure to blend was due to the task requirements per se, or to the inadequacy of the instructional terminology(More)
Montreal cognitive assessment (MoCA) is a test providing a brief screening for people with cognitive impairment due to aging or neurodegenerative syndromes. In Italy, as in the rest of the world, several validation studies of MoCA have been carried out. This study compared, for the first time in Italy, a sample of people with probable Alzheimer's Disease(More)
PURPOSE This article provides a brief overview of the intervention strategies aimed at reducing spatial orientation disorders in elderly people with dementia. METHODS Eight experimental studies using spatial cues, assistive technology programs, reality orientation training, errorless learning technique, and backward chaining programs are described. They(More)
Two time-delay conditions for teaching complex visual discriminations to normal preschoolers and children with mild and moderate intellectual handicaps were compared. One condition involved spatially separating the distinctive components from the redundant parts of both stimuli (multiple dynamic distinctive-feature prompts). The other condition involved(More)
The present study was designed to assess the efficacy of different procedures for establishing transfer of stimulus control from pictorial representations to printed words in trainable mentally retarded school children. The study consisted of two experiments. In experiment 1, four training conditions were used, i.e. two conditions (stimulus shaping and(More)
The present study was an effort to investigate whether, in addition to his IQ level, the child's ability to identify all relevant stimulus components would affect the frequency of overselective responding. Children of different IQ levels (i.e. normal, educably retarded, and trainable retarded children) participated. Subjects were trained to learn the(More)
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