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Faculty Report 2015
ECCS Factsheet

Carolina Nikaedo

Carolina Nikaedo

Research associate

Faculty or Centre Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l'Education
Research Unit ECCS
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9798
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39798

Member of the Language and Cognitive Development Group

About me

I am a Research Associate at the ECCS Research Unit. 

I am a trained neuropsychologist in Brazil with expertise in assessing and working with children with specific learning difficulties and other neurodevelopmental disorders. I have a master's degree in developmental disorders from the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil) and I am in the process of completing a PhD in the field of developmental cognitive psychology at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP, Brazil). In my thesis I investigated the development of executive functions in young children in Brazil. I am also a member of the Education Committee at the Instituto ABCD (ABCD Institute), where I contribute towards designing material to educate teachers about the cognitive science of learning.

My research

I am interested in exploring how growing up in poverty can impact on a child’s cognitive and literacy development. I am also involved in training preschool teacher in the cognitive science of learning and in developing and implementing interventions at schools using RCT study designs.

I am a member of the research team working on the project "A Preschool Oral Language Intervention for Language-Minority Children: A Randomised Controlled Trial" (POLILux - PI Pascale Engle de Abreu).

Last updated on: Thursday, 16 October 2014