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About me

Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. I work with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders; dementia and primary progressive aphasia is a special interest.

Education

Teaching area

Coordinator of the following courses at the speech-language pathology study programme:

  • General and Specific Medicine 5 (3.0 ECTS credits)
  • Medicine 1: Anatomy and Physiology (4.5 ECTS credits)

  • Communication and the Structure of Language (7.5 ECTS credits)

  • Language Disorders in Adults (4.5 ECTS credits)

  • Research Seminars and Ethics (4.5 ECTS credits) 

Research description

Research area

General research questions concern how acquired cognitive impairment affects word finding and writing skills, and how primary progressive aphasia syndromes are related to patterns of brain atrophy as revealed by magnetic resonance imaging. Current projects are aimed at investigating whether aspects of language processing can be used as diagnostic markers for cognitive decline and self-rating assessment methods for dysphagia.

 

Teaching portfolio

Program Director for the speech-language pathology study program at Karolinska Institutet.

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