Cognitive prerequisites for communication

I have three different lines of research that can be summarized as cognitive prerequisites for communication.

I am the director for the Swedish Institute for Disability Research and director of research at the Disability Research Division. I’m also part of a graduate school on early interventions in special education at Stockholm University (external link below). I have a few lines of research that can be summarized as cognitive prerequisites for communication.

Cognition and language

The first researcharea is about different types of cognition, more specifically working memory and executive functions, in people with intellectual disabilities. In this area, I wrote my dissertation in 2006 and has continued to publish articles. I have several international collaborations, such as Lucy Henry, and David Messer (external links below).

In this area, I am the main supervisor for three PhD students. Lisa Palmqvist examines planning abilities in children with intellectual disabilities. Karin Nilsson investigates language and cognitive predictors for reading in adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Hanna Lindström-Sandahl conducts interventions on reading and mathematics for children with difficulties in these areas.

Age-related hearing loss 

Another research area is age-related hearing loss and the impact it has on cognition, social activities and communication. Here I often use advanced statistical techniques (structural equation modelling) to model the relationships between different variables. I collaborate with several researchers within Linnaeus Centre HEAD where I also have several international collaborations, for example with Kathy Pichora-Fuller (external link below).

I am part of the steering group for the large n200 study that collects longitudinal data on hearing, speech in noise and cognition. Within this project, I collaborate with Jerker Rönnberg, Victoria Stenbäck och Erik Marsja. I am co-supervising Rina Blomberg who investigates the effect of noise on attention and cognition in people with ADHD, which combines my two main research areas as described above.

Technology for people with disabilities

My third area is about technology for people with disabilities. Here I cooperate, among others, with Arne Jönsson on language technology solutions to simplify texts and is
co-supervisor to Maria Andreassen who has conducted an intervention study on calendar based reminders.

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Martin Schweinsberg, Michael Feldman, Nicola Staub, Olmo R. van den Akker, Robbie C. M. van Aert, Marcel A. L. M. van Assen, Yang Liu, Tim Althoff, Jeffrey Heer, Alex Kale, Zainab Mohamed, Hashem Amireh, Vaishali Venkatesh Prasad, Abraham Bernstein, Emily Robinson, Kaisa Snellman, S. Amy Sommer, Sarah M. G. Otner, David Robinson, Nikhil Madan, Raphael Silberzahn, Pavel Goldstein, Warren Tierney, Toshio Murase, Benjamin Mandl, Domenico Viganola, Carolin Strobl, Catherine B. C. Schaumans, Stijn Kelchtermans, Chan Naseeb, S. Mason Garrison, Tal Yarkoni, C. S. Richard Chan, Prestone Adie, Paulius Alaburda, Casper Albers, Sara Alspaugh, Jeff Alstott, Andrew A. Nelson, Eduardo Arinno de la Rubia, Adbi Arzi, Stepan Bahnik, Jason Baik, Laura Winther Balling, Sachin Banker, David A. A. Baranger, Dale J. Barr, Brenda Barros-Rivera, Matt Bauer, Enuh Blaise, Lisa Boelen, Katerina Bohle Carbonell, Robert A. Briers, Oliver Burkhard, Miguel-Angel Canela, Laura Castrillo, Timothy Catlett, Olivia Chen, Michael Clark, Brent Cohn, Alex Coppock, Natalia Cuguero-Escofet, Paul G. Curran, Wilson Cyrus-Lai, David Dai, Giulio Valentino Dalla Riva, Henrik Danielsson, Rosaria de F. S. M. Russo, Niko de Silva, Curdin Derungs, Frank Dondelinger, Carolina Duarte de Souza, B. Tyson Dube, Marina Dubova, Ben Mark Dunn, Peter Adriaan Edelsbrunner, Sara Finley, Nick Fox, Timo Gnambs, Yuanyuan Gong, Erin Grand, Brandon Greenawalt, Dan Han, Paul H. P. Hanel, Antony B. Hong, David Hood, Justin Hsueh, Lilian Huang, Kent N. Hui, Keith A. Hultman, Azka Javaid, Lily Ji Jiang, Jonathan Jong, Jash Kamdar, David Kane, Gregor Kappler, Erikson Kaszubowski, Christopher M. Kavanagh, Madian Khabsa, Bennett Kleinberg, Jens Kouros, Heather Krause, Angelos-Miltiadis Krypotos, Dejan Lavbic, Rui Ling Lee, Timothy Leffel, Wei Yang Lim, Silvia Liverani, Bianca Loh, Dorte Lonsmann, Jia Wei Low, Alton Lu, Kyle MacDonald, Christopher R. Madan, Lasse Hjorth Madsen, Christina Maimone, Alexandra Mangold, Adrienne Marshall, Helena Ester Matskewich, Kimia Mavon, Katherine L. McLain, Amelia A. McNamara, Mhairi McNeill, Ulf Mertens, David Miller, Ben Moore, Andrew Moore, Eric Nantz, Ziauddin Nasrullah, Valentina Nejkovic, Colleen S. Nell, Andrew Arthur Nelson, Gustav Nilsonne, Rory Nolan, Christopher E. OBrien, Patrick ONeil, Kieran OShea, Toto Olita, Jahna Otterbacher, Diana Palsetia, Bianca Pereira, Ivan Pozdniakov, John Protzko, Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Travis Riddle, Amal (Akmal) Ridhwan Omar Ali, Ivan Ropovik, Joshua M. Rosenberg, Stephane Rothen, Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Nirek Sharma, Gordon Shotwell, Martin Skarzynski, William Stedden, Victoria Stodden, Martin A. Stoffel, Scott Stoltzman, Subashini Subbaiah, Rachael Tatman, Paul H. Thibodeau, Sabina Tomkins, Ana Valdivia, Gerrieke B. van de Woestijne, Laura Viana, Florence Villeseche, W. Duncan Wadsworth, Florian Wanders, Krista Watts, Jason D. Wells, Christopher E. Whelpley, Andy Won, Lawrence Wu, Arthur Yip, Casey Youngflesh, Ju-Chi Yu, Arash Zandian, Leilei Zhang, Chava Zibman, Eric Luis Uhlmann (2021) Same data, different conclusions: Radical dispersion in empirical results when independent analysts operationalize and test the same hypothesis Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , Vol. 165 , s. 228-249 Continue to DOI

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