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About me

I am a doctoral student at the Division of Speech and Language Pathology since 2014. My doctoral project focuses on speech- and language skills in preschool- and school aged children with the speech motor disorder Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).

In my clinical work, at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, the main focus is assessment, differential diagnosis and intervention in Speech Sound Disorders and CAS, as well as oral motor difficulties. I have clinical experience from SLP positions in Pediatric health care, Primary health care, Community preschool team, Language preschools and Resource team at an International school abroad.

Research description

The doctoral project aims at investigating Dynamic Assessment (DA) in the field of speech motor disorders in children, describing speech characteristics and language, exploring concomitant impairments in children with CAS and contributing to refine the diagnostic procedure of CAS in Swedish children through adapting and developing a diagnostic tool for assessment of CAS.  In the project we also describe speech motor skills in typically developing children.

Teaching portfolio

I teach at the Study Program in Speech and Language Pathology at Lund University annually. The current subjects are Oral dyspraxia, Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Oral motor difficulties and the lectures include both assessment and intervention. I also give courses in CAS for colleagues in Sweden and neighbor countries and the past two years also in Dynamic Assessment using DYMTA. In February 2018 I was teaching about Speech Motor Disorders in children at the Study Program in Speech and Language Pathology at University in Tromsø and in August 2018 at the International Summer School in Groningen.

Education

Professional degree in Speech and language Pathology, Lund University 1989

Master of Science (one-year) in Speech and Language Pathology, Lund University 2010

Continuously training during the years, especially in the areas of Developmental Language Disorder, Speech Sound Disorders and Speech Motor Disorders.

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