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About me

Since September 2016 I am a postdoctoral researcher (50%) at Karolinska Institutet, Division of Speech and Language Pathology. I earned my Ph.D. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University in May, 2016, and my dissertation topic was language processing and awareness in Swedish school-age children with and without language impairment.

I received my Swedish professional degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Karolinska Institutet in 2007, and am a licensed speech-language pathologist (Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare). In my clinical position (50%), I mainly work with school-aged children, adolescents and adults with language impairments and related developmental disorders.

For more information about me and my research, and to download my CV, please visit my portfolio page annaevahallin.wordpress.com
 

Research description

My research interests are mainly in the area of language development and language disorders in school-age children, and especially how different contexts affects language use, and language learning and processing from an emergenist and dynamical systems perspective.

My postdoctoral project will investigate narrative and expository spoken and written texts in Swedish school-age children (grade 4-9) with the aim to develop clinically useful protocols, and describe development over time (cross-sectional design) as well as across tasks, and investigate differences in discourse production between children with and without language, reading and writing difficulties.

Teaching portfolio

At NYU I served as an adjunct instructor for the master level courses Language Disorders in Children (2012) och Language Development and Disorders in School-Age Children (2013-2015). At Karolinska Institutet I will be teaching and developing the SLP-program course on language, reading, and writing difficulties in school-age children. In addition, I am currently supervising a master thesis project in speech-language pathology.

In 2015 I started a research blog (in Swedish) with the aim to make language research accessible for clinicians, teachers and parents.

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