ROCH MAJA

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Structure Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Telephone 0498276537
Qualification Ricercatore universitario confermato
Scientific sector M-PSI/04 - PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION
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Il prossimo ricevimento nel mese di luglio si terrà mercoledì 25 luglio 2018.
Il ricevimento verrà sospeso per il mese di agosto e riprenderà regolarmente da mercoledì 5 settembre 2018.

Office hours
Wednesday from 14:00 to 16:00 via venezia 8, secondo piano Il ricevimento di mercoledì 04.10.2018 è sospeso.
Il ricevimento previsto per il mercoledì 10.10.2018 verrà posticipato a giovedì 11.10.2018 dalle 14 alle 16h
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(updated on 27/09/2018 10:53)

Proposals for thesis
RESEARCH TOPICS FOR PHD STUDENTS
-Enhancing linguistic abilities in preschool typically developing children, bilinguals and children with sli
- delivering trainings for narrative skills and related abilities in children with typical and atipycal development
- delivering parent trainings for enhancing oral language skills of preschool children with tipycal and atipycal development

Curriculum Vitae
Assistant professor in developmental psychology, University of Padova, Italy.
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2012-present Assistant professor in Developmental Psychology, Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Padova (Italy).
2007-2011 Post doc fellow at University of Padova.
EDUCATION
2007 Ph.D. (Developmental Psychology), University of Padova, Italy.
2003 MSc, Psychology, University of Padova, Italy.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
2014-2018 Cost Action IS1406. Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond: interventions for children learning their first language (€ 600.000). Management Comitee (PI: J. Law).
2016-2017 Research Project “APP4ALL: Technologies fostering the inclusion of workers wit Down syndrome” funded by European Research Funding of Regione Veneto 2105-93-2121-2015 FSE 2014-2017 (€ 75.000). PI.
2014-2015 “Language Dominance in Bilingual Speakers Percieved as balanced“. Piscopia Marie Curie Action: Co-Funding of Regional, National and International Programmes(COFUND), Framework Programme 7 (FP7) (€ 70.000). PI.
2014-2015 Research project “Design, development and testing of interactive technological devices for the acquisition of a second language in preschool age” funded by European Research Funding of Regione Veneto, 2105/201/29/ 1148/2013 FSE 2007-2013 (€ 69.000). PI.
2009-2013 COST Action IS0804 Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society (€ 560.000).Participant (PI: S. Amon-Lotem).
2009-2011 Joint Research Project “Are individuals with Down syndrome able to read or meaning?” International Joint Project grant funded by the British Royal Society (£ 12.000). PI.
2009-2011 Research Project “Linguistic abilities of immigrant children”. Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research PRIN Grant (€ 55.000). Participant (PI: M.C. Levorato)
2008 Research project "The influence of linguistic information in the recognition of emotions in Down syndrome", University of Padova (€ 4.500). Participant (PI: I.Leo).
AWARDS
2006 Young Researchers Award, Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP).
2005 Visiting students grant, Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) (Prof. C. Jarrold, University of Bristol - UK).
2004Young Researchers Award, Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP).
UNIVERSITY BOARDS
2012-present Library Board of the School of Psychology, University of Padova.
2013-present board of the PhD School Psychological Sciences, University of Padova.
2015-present Erasmus coordinator, Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Padova.
2017-present University of Padova Internationalization board.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Linguistic development of bilingual children.
Language comprehension and production in children with typical and in children with developmental language disorder.
Cognitive and linguistic profile of individuals with Down syndrome.
SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION
Author of 27 scientific articles, one monograph, one book chapter and more than 70 conference presentations. Results of my research were also implemented in one standardized language test, one multilingual narrative task and the structure of two IOS app.

Research areas
- Linguaggio e cognizione in popolazioni con sviluppo atipico (sindrome di Down, Disturbo Specifico del Linguaggio)
- Comprensione dei testi nello sviluppo tipico e atipico
- Processi linguistici nel bilinguismo
- Sviluppo di training per il potenziamento delle abilità linguistiche e narrative in età prescolare (sviluppo tipico e atipico)
- analisi delle abilità linguistiche in bambini provenienti da famiglie con basso SES

Publications


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 92A1496C9FA10E1CE0D745F05C122A3F.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
PS1090 COMMON PSP8083078 3 1st Year First
semester
ITA MAJA ROCH
ME1849 COMMON MEN1036203 7 1st Year Second
trimester
ITA MAJA ROCH
PS1090 COMMON PSO2043595 6 1st Year First
semester
ITA MAJA ROCH