Prof. Dr. phil. Ingolf Prosetzky

Foto: Prof. Dr. phil. Ingolf Prosetzky
Heilpädagogik / Inclusion Studies
Prof. Dr. phil.
Ingolf Prosetzky
Fakultät Sozialwissenschaften
02826 Görlitz
Furtstraße 2
Building I, Room 2.07
2. Obergeschoss
+49 3581 374-4287

Website: Researchgate


Heilpädagogik / Inclusion Studies

Research focuses
  • Pedagogical and everyday life relevant knowledge about Williams(-Beuren)-Syndrome
  • Participation und Participative research
  • Rehistorisierung and Cultural-historical Human Sciences

Research and knowledge transfer projects about Williams Syndrome

Williams Syndrome (WS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a deletion of ~26 genes on chromosome 7q11.23 (Hillier et al., 2003), which occurs in 1 of 7,500 live births (Strømme, Bjørnstad, & Ramstad, 2002). The WS phenotype is typically associated with moderate intellectual disability, specific “elfin” facial structure and physical anomalies cardiac problems, hyper social behavior, anxieties, and a need for lifelong support (Pober, 2010, Royston, Waite & Howlin, 2019). The WSS belongs to the group of rare diseases (according to the European Union if less than five out of 10,000 people are affected).

Current research focuses mainly on clinical characteristics, thus providing important implications for medical management. Parents, therapists and professional caregivers are able to find very few usable implications for everyday-life challenges though.

Other Research and knowledge transfer projects