Margo Dewitte

Margo DewitteIn 2020, Margo Dewitte graduated with a Master’s in Educational Sciences from Ghent University, majoring in Clinical Special Needs Education and Disability Studies. She finished her studies with a master’s thesis on strengths in children and adolescents with special needs. In 2021, she obtained her Master’s degree in Statistics and Data Science with a master's thesis on the interplay of Personality, Internalizing and Externalizing behaviors, and Autism Spectrum Symptoms through network analysis.

In December 2021, Margo embarked as a doctoral fellow at the Department of Special Needs Education, under the supervision of prof. dr. Sarah De Pauw (department of Special Needs Education, Ghent University) and co-supervision of prof. dr. Petra Warreyn (department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, research lab of developmental disorders) with the title ‘The added value of temperament for a better understanding of diversity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome: A meta-analytic, comparative, and longitudinal study’. This project addresses the added value of temperament, and its interplay with parenting, to describe and explain the large diversity in disability-related barriers (symptoms) and neurodiverse potential (strengths and resilience), as well as risk and resilience in social-emotional functioning across three prevalent neurodevelopmental disabilities (Autism spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome).

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