Sofia Strömbergsson

Sofia Strömbergsson

Senior Lecturer | Docent
Telephone: +46852488953
Visiting address: Blickagången 9 A, Enheten för logopedi F67, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLINTEC Logopedi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Associate professor. Teaches and conducts research concerning children's
    speech and language disorders.
    Assistant professor since January 2019 at the Division of Speech and
    Language Pathology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and
    Technology at the Karolinska Institutet (KI).
    Earned her doctoral degree in April 2014 at the Royal Institute of
    Technology, Stockholm (KTH), with a thesis focusing on perceptual
    consequences of misarticulated speech in children – how these children’s
    speech are perceived by adult listeners and by the children themselves. Apart
    from her M.Sc degree in SLP (Lund, 2007), Sofia also has a M.Sc degree in
    computational linguistics (Uppsala, 2000).


  • One focus in Sofia’s research is on the perception of pathological (or
    otherwise non-typical) speech – how speech is perceived by the speakers
    themselves, as well as by other listeners. An additional research focus are
    the communicative consequences of producing misarticulated speech,
    particularly with regards to intelligibility. This was the focus of the
    project Functional consequences of misarticulation in children's continuous
    speech [1].
    Recently, Sofia has broadened her interest to cover also developmental
    language disorders in preschool-aged children. Specifically, she's interested
    in everyday consequences of having a speech and/or language disorder, for
    example in terms of communicative participation. Her research also involves
    the study of how speech/language intervention affect children's language
    functioning and communication in daily life. These are central topics of the
    project SPETS [2] (project web page in Swedish).


  • * Since 2016 responsible for various courses at the Study Program in Speech
    and Language Pathology
  • particularly involved in courses relating to
    children's typical and atypical speech and language acquisition, for
    example the course /Speech and Language Disorders in Children and Youth
    1/ [1].
    * ‘Läsårsansvarig’ (course coordinator) for the second year of the
    study programme.
    * Responsible for the stream /Child observations/ within the programme
    * Regularly supervises Master theses (30 credits, advanced level).
    * Supervises PhD students Anna Nyman [2], Sara Burge [3] och Carla Wikse
    Barrow [4].
    * Responsible for the development of the course /Documentation, Processing
    and Analysis of Linguistic Data/ [5], run in 2016 and in 2020, at advanced
    and PhD level in parallel.
    * Leading a project concerning the pedagogical development of the Study
    Program in Speech and Language Pathology at KI during 2014-2016.
    * During 2014-2016 guest lecturer at the Department of linguistics and
    philology at Uppsala university.


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  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-

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  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022

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