Tove Edmar Lagerberg
Senior LecturerDepartment of Health and
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlDi0bMNV6g
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.
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.
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 www.sturen.org and European Clinical Specialization in Fluency disorders www.ecsf.eu. She is currently participating in the project Effective Stuttering Treatment (University of Oslo) which is funded by the Research Council of Norway, http://theestproject.blogspot.com/
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.
Understanding acceptability of disordered speech through Audience Response Systems-based
S. Strombergsson, J. Edlund, A. McAllister, Tove B Lagerberg
Speech Communication - 2021-01-01
Parent rating of intelligibility: A discussion of the construct validity of the Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) and normative data of the Swedish version of the
Tove B Lagerberg, Elin Anrep-Nordin, Helena Emanuelsson, Sofia Strömbergsson
International journal of language & communication disorders - 2021-01-01
Measuring intelligibility in spontaneous speech using syllables perceived as
Tove B Lagerberg, Katarina Holm, Anita McAllister, Sofia Strömbergsson
Journal of communication disorders - 2021-01-01
Audience Response System-Based Evaluation of Intelligibility of Children's Connected Speech - Validity, Reliability and Listener
S. Strombergsson, K. Holm, J. Edlund, Tove B Lagerberg, A. McAllister
Journal of Communication Disorders - 2020-01-01
Intelligibility of children with speech sound disorders evaluated by listeners with Swedish as a second
An Investigation of the Clinical Use of a Single-Word Procedure to Assess Intelligibility (Swedish Test of Intelligibility for Children) and an Evaluation of the Validity and Reliability of the Intelligibility in Context
The effect of number of repetitions on listener transcriptions in assessment of speech intelligibility in
Swedish Test of Intelligibility for Children (STI-CH) - Validity and reliability of a computer-mediated single word intelligibility test for
Assessing intelligibility by single words, sentences and spontaneous speech: a methodological study of the speech production of
Assessment of intelligibility using children's spontaneous speech: methodological
The Communication Attitude Test (CAT-S): normative values for 220 Swedish
Tove B Johannisson, Susanna Wennerfeldt, Christina Havstam, Maria Naeslund, Kajsa Jacobson, Anette Lohmander
International journal of language & communication disorders / Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists - 2009-01-01