Dr. N. (Nina) Wolters

Nina Wolters-Leermakers
Function
Senior Researcher
Expertise

Research, deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, well-being, extending knowledge, presenting.

Dr. Nina Wolters-Leermakers earned her Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogical Science at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. At this university she also completed the two-year research master program in Behavioural Science cum laude in 2006 . Subsequently, she obtained her PhD in Social Science at the Behavioural Science Institute. Her PhD concerned social participation of deaf youth in school. As of September 2012, she is a senior researcher at Royal Dutch Kentalis, Department of Expertise & Innovation (PonTeM R&D).

Publications

  • Archbold, S., Ahtalye, S., Wolters-Leermakers, N., Isarin, J., & Knoors, H. (submitted). Cochlear implantation in children with complex needs: The perceptions of professionals at cochlear implant centres.
  • Isarin, J., Van Zadelhoff, I., Wolters-Leermakers, N., Speksnijder, M., & Hannink, M. (submitted). A world of difference: Parental perspectives on cochlear implantation in deaf children with additional disabilities.
  • Isarin, J., Wolters-Leermakers, N. Van Zadelhoff, I., & Hannink, M. (2014). Een grotere wereld: Ouders over cochleaire implantatie van dove kinderen met bijkomende beperkingen. Van Horen Zeggen, 55(6), 10-18.
  • Wolters, N. (2013). Social participation of deaf youth in school: Predictors and consequences of acceptance and popularity of deaf early adolescents before and after a major school transition. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Nijmegen, the Netherlands: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
  • Wolters, N., Blom, H.C., Knoors, H.E.T., & Verhoeven, L. (2011). Vriendschap hoort: De rol van communicatieve vaardigheden in vriendschappen van dove en slechthorende kinderen in groep 8. Van Horen Zeggen, 52(3), 10-18.
  • Wolters, N., & Isarin, J. (to appear in July 2015). School Peer Relations of Deaf Early Adolescents; Promoting Empowerment. To appear in edited book by Harry Knoors and Marc Marschark.
  • Wolters-Leermakers, N., & Isarin, J. (to appear in February 2015). Bijdragen aan een grotere wereld: CI-teams en hun ervaring met cochleaire implantatie bij dove kinderen met bijkomende beperkingen. Van Horen Zeggen.
  • Wolters-Leermakers, N., & Isarin, J. (to appear in June 2015). Elkaar zien. De sociale pikorde in de klas en wederkerigheid tussen pubers met een gehoorverlies en horende klasgenoten. Tijdschrift voor Orthopedagogiek.
  • Wolters, N., Knoors, H., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Verhoeven, L. (2013).  Behavioral, personality, and communicative predictors of acceptance and popularity in early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34, 585-605. doi:10.1177/0272431613510403.
  • Wolters, N., Knoors, H., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Verhoeven, L. (2012). Impact of peer and teacher relations on deaf early adolescents' well-being: Comparisons before and after a major school transition. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 17(4). doi:10.1093/deafed/ens021.
  • Wolters, N., Knoors, H.E.T., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Verhoeven, L. (2011). Predicting acceptance and popularity in early adolescence as a function of hearing status, educational setting, and gender. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2553-2565. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.003.
  • Wolters, N., Knoors, H.E.T., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Verhoeven, L. (2014). Social adjustment of deaf early adolescents at the start of Secondary School: The Divergent Role of Withdrawn Behavior in Peer Status. Exceptional Children, 80, 438-453. doi:10.1177/0014402914527242.
  • Wolters, N., Knoors, H., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Verhoeven, L. (2012). Sociale participatie van dove jongeren in school. Onderzoek naar acceptatie en populariteit van dove en slechthorende leerlingen in de leeftijd van 11 tot 14 jaar. (Brochure). Sint-Michielsgestel, the Netherlands: Koninklijke Kentalis.
  • Wolters, N., Knoors, H., & Verhoeven, L. (2012). Communicatieve teruggetrokkenheid? De rol van teruggetrokken gedrag in de relatie met klasgenoten en welbevinden op school van dove/slechthorende jongeren in groep 8 en de brugklas, Van Horen Zeggen, 53(6), 14-18.