Fritjof Norrelgen

Fritjof Norrelgen

Affiliated to research

About me

Speech language pathologist since 1993, PhD at Karolinska Institutet in 2002.

Employed as Speech language pathologist at Karolinska University Hospital. Clinical work mainly involves team assessments of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Primarily the patients are children with drug resistant epilepsy. The work with this patient group has also involved method development of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for mapping cortical language networks in children before planned epilepsy surgery. Since 2015, the clinical work involves adult patients with brain tumors who are planned for awake neurosurgery, which routinely comprises pre- and post-op language assessments, preoperative language mapping with navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) and language monitoring during the awake neurosurgery.

Research description

Current research questions involve investigating:

  • The development of language and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Postoperative functional outcome in glioma patients who received treatment through awake neurosurgery - overall functions and more specifically regarding language functions