In principle, the research group focuses on all rehabilitation target groups, but the ‘participation’ sub-area focuses on children and young people with an acquired brain injury. She is also explicitly involved in devising and carrying out activities.
The research group wants to use research, innovation and knowledge circulation to contribute to targeted improvements and changes in care options and professional training programmes. It draws the attention of higher education students to rehabilitation and has become a regional knowledge and expertise centre with national and international partners.
dr. Arend de Kloet
After completing primary school teacher training in The Hague, Arend began working as a teacher in post-primary special education. He earned his Master’s in Educational Theory from Leiden University in 1985, specialising in Orthopedagogy. One year later, he began working at Sophia Revalidatie, where he treated children and young people with various rehabilitation diagnoses and assisted families and teachers, as well as the children of adult rehabilitation patients. In recent years, Arend has worked as a care coordinator and policy specialist at Sophia. In 2008, he was appointed lector of the Rehabilitation research group and, in 2014, earned his PhD in Leiden with a paper entitled ‘Participation of children and youth with acquired brain injury’.070 - 445 74 16