Pedagogical University of Cracow

The Pedagogical University of Cracow was established in 1946. For over 70 years it has taken the lead among pedagogical higher education institutions in Poland, and it is also the oldest Pedagogical University in Poland. It is exceptional because of its high prestige, professional education and modernity.

The mission of the Pedagogical University is exercised by professional and experienced teaching staff who apply modern and up to date teaching content. It is also expressed through scientific research, outlining new fields of scientific development, transmitting knowledge, and developing and enriching the personalities of its graduates by educating them according to the highest European standards.

To our students we offer the latest achievements in the Humanities, and also in Social, Educational, Natural, Technical and Art studies. Our educational provision enables students to apply to several dozen fields of studies in first-cycle (Bachelor’s) and second-cycle (Master’s) degree programmes, as well as in third-cycle degree studies (Ph.D.), and post-graduate study courses.

Joanna Kossewska

Joanna Kossewska is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology of the Pedagogical University in Cracow. She is graduated at the Jagiellonian University and specialised in rehabilitation psychology. She is experienced in working in international research project as well as coordinator of two of them in the field of autism such as: “How to talk to be understood” - self-education program of social communication for autistic adults (Grundtvig 2007-2009) and Vocational Education with Embedded Social Inclusion Tactics for Autistic people (VESTA) (Leonardo da Vinci 2012-2014). Those projects were aimed at developing training materials for improving competences of people with autism. She is an author or co-author of many publications in the field of autism as well as sensory impairments. The most important are as following:
- Kossewska, J. (2016). Studies on deafness in an ecological system context Kraków: Wydawnictwo JAK
- Kliś, M., Kossewska, J., Czajkowski W. (2006). Studies on Communication and Coping with Stress. Kraków: WN AP
- Uwarunkowania postaw - nauczyciele i inne grupy zawodowe wobec integracji szkolnej dzieci niepełnoprawnych [Determinants of attitudes - teachers and other professionals
towards school integration of disabled children] (2000).
- Kossewska, J., Bryniarska, A (2017). Adults with HF-ASD in loving relationships. A research report. Annales Universitates Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Psychologica X, 69-78. She is also engaged is supporting NGOs for people with autism and their families. For many years she has undertaken voluntary work in the Board of the Krakow Branch of National Society for Autism as well as Community of Hope Foundation.

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Sylwia Niemiec

Sylwia Niemiec is a lecturer in the Institute of Special Needs Education and teacher in the school for children with intellectual disability and also sensory integration therapist. She is a co-author of the postgraduate program "Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Diagnosis, Therapy, Educating and Support". Her researches focuses on the challenging behaviors of children with disabilities.

She is an author or co-author of many publications in the field of education and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.

Selected publications:

1) Bochenek K., Niemiec-Elanany S. (2017), Wpływ stymulacji sensomotorycznej na poprawę funkcjonowania dzieci z niepełnosprawnością intelektualną – analiza przypadku chłopca z autyzmem, [w:] P. Majewicz, M. Kościółek, E. Dyduch (red.) Psychoedukacja w procesie wspomagania rehabilitacji osób z niepełnosprawnością, Kraków, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UP, ISBN 978-83-8084-065-2, s. 167-186.

2) Niemiec-Elanany S. (2017), Niepełnosprawność intelektualna a zaburzenia psychiczne. Niepełnosprawność - Dyskursy Pedagogiki Specjalnej, nr 25/2017, s. 192-201,  ISSN 2080-9476.

3) Niemiec-Elanany S., Pruski P., Marcinkowski P. (2017), Teoria integracji sensorycznej w praktyce pedagogicznej [w:] ГУМАНІТАРНА КОРПУС, випуск 9, Вінниця, s. 118-126. ISBN 978-966-924-479-6

4) Niemiec-Elanany S., Komunikacyjna funkcja zachowań trudnych
u osób z głębszą niepełnosprawnością intelektualną, Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis, Studia Paedagogica, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UP.



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