Kristina Klintö

Kristina Klintö

Adjunct senior lecturer

Personal profile


My overarching goals are to increase the validity and reliability in assessment of cleft palate speech, and to enable open comparison of treatment results, which provides a basis for improving treatment for children born with cleft lip and palate (CLP). My main research areas are longitudinal development of speech and language in children born with CLP and methodological aspects of perceptual evaluation of CLP speech. After my PhD, I have led national inter-centre studies, both multidisciplinary and within speech-language pathology. Through methodological studies, we have achieved good validity and reliability of speech data in the Swedish Quality Registry for Patients with CLP ( Registry data can now be used for inter-centre comparisons to improve CLP care. Currently, I perform continued research on assessment and intervention in sub-groups of patients with CLP. Together with researchers from Hong Kong and Brazil I am planning a large project to solve the conundrum of how perceptual assessment of hypernasality can be made more reliable. 


Since 2009, I lecture at the annual course on CLP and nasality disorders at the Speech-Languaue Pathology Program, Lund University.

Professional work

I have worked as a speech-language pathologist since 1995, and I am specialized in cleft lip and palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Clinical Medicine


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