About me

- PhD student at the Division of Speech-Language Pathology since 2016.

- PhD project entitled Speech, language and communication ability in young children with neurodevelopmental disability – development, validity of measures and effect of intervention.

- Half-time seminar completed in 2019.

- Clinical employment as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Habiliteringscenter Söderstaden, Habiliation & Health, Region Stockholm.

Research description

Research interests

Speech and language development in children with neurological disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability

Treatment of speech and language disorders in children with Cerebral Palsy

Babbling as a predictor of speech and language difficulties in children.

 

Speech and language difficulties in children with Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disability

Children with neurological disabilities present with an increased risk for severe and long-lasting speech and language difficulties. In my PhD project I examine speech and language development in a group of children with Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual disability from 1 through 7 years of age.

Babbling as a predictor of speech and language difficulties in children

Earlier research has shown that studying the babbling of children might inform on their later speech and language development. In order to properly investigate this, reliable and relevant methods are needed. In my PhD project, the validity of different babbling measures is evaluated.

Treatment for young children with Cerebral Palsy and speech and language difficulties

Despite the fact that speech and language difficulties are common in children with Cerebral palsy, there are few studies that evaluate treatment for young children in this patient group. In my PhD project, I evaluate a parent-implemented treatment for increasing vocabulary in children with Cerebral palsy aged 2-4 years of age.

Teaching portfolio

Teaching areas

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

Pediatric speech and language disorders, especially disorders associated with neurological disabilities

Early disorders of feeding, babbling and communication

I teach at several different courses on the Speech-Language Pathology Program, with a special responsibility for the students’ training in AAC. I am the course coordinator of Early disorders of feeding, babbling and communication.

Education

Professional degree in Speech and language Pathology, Lund University 2008

Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology, Karolinska Institutet 2015

Accepted as a doctoral student at Karolinska Institutet in 2016

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