Researchers – Frijters

Jan C. Frijters, Ph.D.Frijters Image

Associate Professor
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Brock University
Child and Youth Studies, CRN339
500 Glenridge Ave
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada, L2S 3A1
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Phone: 905-688-5550 x 4219
Fax: 905-641-2509

Dr. Jan C. Frijters was a Co-Principal Investigator of CSAL. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. His research interests are in the role that motivational, volitional, and relationship factors have in learning to read, specifically in the interface between academic skills and non-cognitive determinants of skill growth. His work extends into the area of learning disabilities, investigating how struggling readers’ motivation, self-regulatory skills, and alliance with teachers help them benefit from remedial reading instruction. He has worked with Dr. Lovett and the Toronto team at The Hospital for Sick Children for 17 years, focusing on reading skill measurement, modeling of treatment outcomes, and the motivational variations that influence intervention response among struggling readers. He is expected to contribute to the CSAL project in the area of measurement of motivation and evaluating cognitive/motivational process models for Phase I, data management and analysis over the whole study, outcome measurement, and the evaluation of intervention response in the Phase III pilot study.

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