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Study of reaching training in preterm infants

Grant number: 12/05463-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Eloisa Tudella
Grantee:Daniele de Almeida Soares Marangoni
Supervisor abroad: Geert J. P. Savelsbergh
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University Amsterdam (VU), Netherlands  
Associated to the scholarship:10/17706-5 - The effect of training on reaching in preterm infants: a randomized clinical trial, BP.DR

Abstract

This PhD stage aims to provide further theoretical study on motor learning, motor control and development of reaching in preterm infants; to analyze, treat and interpret data from the PhD project; to write and publish manuscripts; and to follow the development of projects that have been developed at the Research Institute MOVE. It is expected that the stage improves the scholarship's theoretical support to her thesis presentation and her formation as researcher. Also, it is expected that her experience acquired in the stage aggregates new knowledge to the projects that have been developed by her research group in Brazil and reasserts the partnership established between the responsible researcher and the stage supervisor. (AU)