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Tove Mattsson


Social relationships, adolescence and autism spectrum condition

The focus of my PhD project is to explore experiences of social relationships among high-functioning upper secondary school students with autism spectrum condition. This specifically linked to the experiences of friendship and conflict. The project adopts a phenomenological research perspective and expected to be completed sometime in the end of 2018. 

My teaching experiences in upper secondary schools are mainly focused on subjects as psychology, history and social studies and in special education with high-functioning students with autism spectrum conditions. At Linköping University I am active in the teacher training program and in courses in special education.


Upper secondary school level teacher 2005 

PhD student in Education 2013-



Tove Mattsson, Dörte Bernhard (2021) Autismspektrumtillstånd Leva som andra: Ett biopsykosocialt perspektiv på funktionsnedsättning och funktionshinder, p. 129-140


Kristin Westerholm, Tove Mattsson, Henrik Lindqvist (2020) Extra anpassningar i skolan ur speciallärares och specialpedagogers perspektiv Venue Continue to DOI

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