Tove Edmar Lagerberg

Senior Lecturer

Department of Health and Rehabilitation
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 8B, plan 3
41390 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 452
40530 Göteborg

About Tove Edmar Lagerberg

Tove is a licensed speech and language pathologist and senior lecturer in speech and language pathology. Her teaching area is stuttering (fluency disorders) and she conducts research in the same field, especially concerning treatment for teenagers. She has previously been clinically active as speech and language pathologist working with children and adults who stutter at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and as coordinator of the specialist healthcare Intensive Stuttering Therapy. Tove is currently participating in a research project at the University of Oslo on treatment of stuttering in preschool children.

Information about stuttering:

Tove successfully defended her doctoral thesis, Assessment of intelligibility in children, in 2013 and has been Program Director of the Speech and Language Pathology programme at Sahlgrenska academy since 2014.

Teaching areas

Supervises degree projects and master's theses. Has course responsibility for, among other things, the Professional courses in the Speech and Language Pathology programme and is responsible for courses on fluency disorders (stuttering) and pedagogy.

Research area

Tove has participated in and published a number of studies within the framework of two research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council; Measures of speech intelligibility, timing and articulatory precision in individuals with speech disorders (2011-2015), at Sahlgrenska Academy, and, Functional consequences of children’s misarticulation in continuous speech, at Karolinska Institutet (2016-2018).

Her research is currently mainly about stuttering, especially in teenagers and she has supervised the following projects / master's theses in the field:

  • The effect of intensive stuttering therapy on stuttering behaviors, intelligibility and attitude to communication in five children. (Eriksson, 2009)
  • Stuttering Severity Instrument 3: Swedish translation and evaluation (Carlsson & Åberg, 2015)
  • Memories from stuttering in school – qualitative interviews about how treatment by others influences the self-image (Grey & Grönfors, 2016)
  • Initial counseling session with parents of preschool children who stutter - a qualitative interview study about parent’s experience (Häggståhl & Stopp, 2017).
  • Secondary school teachers’ knowledge about and attitude towards stuttering – a quantitative survey study (Brattgård & Trapp, 2017)
  • Speech and language pathologists and their experiences and thoughts concerning stuttering treatments with adolescents; A qualitative interview study (Karlsson and Millblad, 2021)
  • Experiences of stuttering treatment during adolescence in adults who stutter (Svärdberger, 2021)

Tove was involved during the start of the project Stuttering Research and Educational Network and European Clinical Specialization in Fluency disorders She is currently participating in the project Effective Stuttering Treatment (University of Oslo) which is funded by the Research Council of Norway,

Previous research focused on intelligibility and assessment of intelligibility in children at word level and in spontaneous speech. Intelligibility refers to the extent to which the speaker conveys his/her intended message to the listener and how well the listener understands what the speaker wants to convey.