Dr. Stephanie Rösch

Stephanie Roesch is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hector Research Institute at the University of Tuebingen. Her research interests are the development and training of numerical abilities. In this context, she especially focusses on the impact of basic sensory and motor skills on numerical cognition and development (i.e., embodied learning and cognition).

In the project Fingers and numbers – Training preschoolers’ basic numerical abilities with fingers, she examines the specific contributions of finger-based numerical strategies (e.g., finger counting, depicting magnitudes with fingers) as well as fine motor and finger sensory skills on the development of basic numerical abilities.

Stephanie Roesch studied school psychology and earned her teaching certification for primary schools at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (First State Examination 2008). Subsequently, she worked as primary school teacher and school psychologist (Second State Examination 2011). Afterwards, Stephanie was employed as a research associate at the Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg, the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien in Tübingen, and the University of Regensburg (Department of Educational Science).

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Roesch, S., Bahnmueller, J., Barrocas, R., Fischer, U., & Moeller, K. (in press). Die Bedeutung von Fingergnosie und Fingerbeweglichkeit für die Rechenfähigkeit im Kindergartenalter. Empirische Pädagogik.
  • Kreilinger, I. L., Roesch, S., Moeller, K., & Pixner, S. (2021). Mastery of structured quantities like finger or dice patterns predict arithmetic performance. Cognitive Processing, 22(1), 93-104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10339-020-00994-4
  • Barrocas, R., Roesch, S., Gawrilow, C., & Moeller, K. (2020). Putting a Finger on Numerical Development – Reviewing the Contributions of Kindergarten Finger Gnosis and Fine Motor Skills to Numerical Abilities. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 1012. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01012
  • Jung, S., Meinhardt, A., Braeuning, D., Roesch, S., Cornu, V., Pazouki, T., Schiltz, C., Lonnemann, J., & Moeller, K. (2020). Hierarchical Development of Early Visual-Spatial Abilities – A Taxonomy Based Assessment Using the MaGrid App. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 871. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00871
  • Barrocas, R., Roesch, S., Dresen, V., Moeller, K., & Pixner, S. (2020). Embodied numerical representations and their association with multi-digit arithmetic performance. Cognitive Processing, 21(1), 95-103. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-019-00940-z
  • Jung, S., Roesch, S., Klein, E., Dackermann, T., Heller, J., & Moeller, K. (2020). The strategy matters: Bounded and unbounded number line estimation in secondary school children. Cognitive Development, 53, Article 100839. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2019.100839
  • Fischer, U., Roesch, S. & Moeller, K. (2017). Diagnostik und Förderung bei Rechenschwäche: Messen wir, was wir fördern wollen? [Dyscalculia diagnosis and treatment: Are we measuring what we want to improve?] Lernen und Lernstörungen, 6, 25-38.
  • Roesch, S., Jung, S., Huber, S. Artemenko, C., Bahnmueller, J., Heller, J., Grust, T., Nuerk, H.-C. & Moeller, K. (2016). Training arithmetic and Orthography on a web-based and socially-interactive learning platform. International Journal of Education and Information Technologies10, 204-217.
  • Wasner, M., Nuerk, H.-C., Martignon, L., Roesch, S. & Moeller, K. (2016). Finger gnosis predicts a unique but small part of variance in initial arithmetic performance. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology146, 1-16.
  • Fischer, U., Roesch, S., Nuerk, H.-C. & Moeller, K. (2015). Erkennen von Rechenschwäche durch LehrerInnen und Testungen im Klassenverband [Detecting Mathematical Learning Difficulties through Teacher and Classroom Test Assessment]. Lernen und Lernstörungen4, 269-282. 
  • Roesch, S. & Moeller, K. (2015). Considering digits in a current model of numerical development. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience8, 1-5.

Monographs

  • Roesch, S. (2016). Förderung früher numerischer Kompetenz im Vorschulalter unter Berücksichtigung des Einflusses der Finger. Dissertation, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. 

Book Contributions

  • Roesch, S., Barrocas, R., Ladel, S., & Moeller, K. (2020). Zahlen begreifen - wie Finger das Verständnis von Zahlen fördern können. In C. Andrä & M. Macedonia (Eds.), Bewegtes Lernen - Handbuch für Forschung und Praxis (pp. 83-99). Berlin: Lehmanns Media.
  • Soltanlou, M., Jung, S., Roesch, S., Ninaus, M., Brandelik, B., Heller, J., Grust, T., Nuerk, H.-C., & Moeller, K. (2017). Behavioral and Neurocognitive Evaluation of a Web-Platform for Game-Based Learning of Orthography and Numeracy. In J. Buder & F.W. Hesse (Eds.), Informational Environments: Effects of Use, Effective Designs (pp. 149-176). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 

Contributions to Conference Proceedings

  • Barrocas, R., Ninaus, M., Tsarava, K., Gawrilow, C., Lachmair, M., Roesch, S., & Moeller, K. (2019). Digits grasp digits: Numbers on your fingertips. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN19) (pp. 7165-7174). Barcelona, Valencia: IATED Academy.
  • Roesch, S., Moeller, K., Ohl, F. W. & Scheich, H. (2016). Förderung früher numerischer Kompetenz im Kindergartenalter: Mit Hilfe der Finger? In A. Schmitt, A. Schwentesius & E. Sterdt (Hrsg.), Berichte aus dem KFB (pp. 44-51). Stendal: Kompetenzzentrum frühe Bildung. 
  • Jung, S., Roesch, S., Huber, S., Heller, J., Grust, T., Nuerk, H.-C., & Moeller, K. (2015). An interactive Web-Based Learning Platform for Arithmetic and Orthography. In N. E. Mastorakis, A. L. Brooks, & I. J. Rudas (Eds.), Advances in Computers and Technology for Education – Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Educational Technologies (pp. 13-22). Dubai: WSEAS. 

Further Publications

  • Fischer, U., Roesch, S., & Stoeger, H. (2018). Mit geschickten Händen besser rechnen - Die Relevanz der Feinmotorik für die Entwicklung mathematischer Fertigkeiten. begabt & exzellent - Zeitschrift für Begabtenförderung und Begabungsforschung, 46(2), 8-12.
  • Roesch, S., Klein, E., Kaufmann, L., & Moeller, K. (2017). Zahlen, Rechnen und das Gehirn: Können neurokognitive Befunde zu einem besseren Verständnis des Rechnens und der Rechenstörung beitragen? Landesverband Legasthenie und Dyskalkulie NRW e.V., ldl-nrw.de
  • Roesch, S., Ladel, S., & Moeller, K. (2015). Finger begreifen Zahlen: Einsatz von Tablets im mathematischen Erstunterricht. Magazin Digitale Schulemagazin.digitale.schule/p-dagogik/finger-begreifen-zahlen-einsatz-von-tablets-im-mathematischen-erstunterricht 
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Conference Proceedings (Selection)

  • Roesch, S., Bahnmueller, J., Barrocas, R., & Moeller, K. (2021, März). Raising a Finger for Numbers [Symposium]. 63. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Ulm, Germany (online).
  • Roesch, S., Bahnmueller, J., Barrocas, R., Fischer, U., & Moeller, K. (2021, März). The impact of finger gnosia and finger agility on preschoolers’arithmetical abilities [Talk]. 63. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Ulm, Germany (online).
  • Barrocas, R., Roesch, S., & Moeller, K. (2019, June). Fingers come in handy: does finger use support learning a pseudo-number-word sequence? [Poster]. 2nd Conference of the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society. Ottawa, Canada.
  • Barrocas, R., Roesch, S., Dresen, V., Kreilinger, I., Moeller, K., & Pixner, S. (2018, June). The longitudinal influence of fingers on the acquisition of discrete cardinal number knowledge [Poster]. 3rd Jean Piaget Conference: The origins of number. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Rebholz, F., Golle, J., Roesch, S., Trautwein, U., & Moeller, K. (2017, March). Förderung prozessbezogener Kompetenzen – Evaluation eines Mathematik-Trainings für Grundschulkinder. 5. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF). Heidelberg. 
  • Roesch, S., Moeller, K., & Scheich, H. (2016, March). Zahlen begreifen - Förderung numerischer Fähigkeiten im Vorschulalter mit Hilfe der Finger. 4. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF). Berlin.
  • Roesch, S., Moeller, K., Pontual Falcão, T., Dackermann, T., & Scheich, H.  (2016, January). Finger dexterity and finger gnosis: Unique predictors of preschoolers numerical abilities. 34th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology. Bressanone, Italy.
  • Roesch, S., Jung, S., Huber, S., Heller, J., Grust, T., Nuerk, H.-C. & Moeller, K. (2015, February). An Interactive Web-Based Learning Platform for Arithmetic and Orthography. 11th International Conference on Educational Technologies. Dubai.
  • Roesch, S. (2014, June). Förderung numerischer Kompetenz in der frühen Bildung: Mit Hilfe der Finger? 1. Fachtagung des Forschungsnetzes Frühe Bildung. Stendal.  

Curriculum Vitae

Since June 2020
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

University of Tuebingen

2018 - 2020
Parental leave

2017 - 2018
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tuebingen (AG Neuro-cognitive plasticity, Prof. Moeller)

2017
Research Associate (Department of Educational Studies, Prof. Stoeger)

University of Regensburg

2016 - 2017
Parental leave

2016
Ph.D. in Psychology

University of Tuebingen

2015 - 2016
Research Associate at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tuebingen (AG Neuro-cognitive plasticity, Prof. Moeller) and the University of Tuebingen (Department of Diagnostics and Cognitive Neuropsychology, Prof. Nuerk)

2011 - 2014
Research Associate at the Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg (AG Lifelong learning, Prof. Scheich)

2011
School Psychology and Teaching Certification for Primary Schools (2. State Examination)

2008
School Psychology and Teaching Certification for Primary Schools (1. State Examination)

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich