Viveka Lyberg Åhlander

Lecturer, Ass. Professor, Professor, Registrered Speech Language Pathologist

Lecturer, Research project participant

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Clinical Medicine


  • Voice, Teacher professional development, language comprehension, Sound Environment, Speakers' Comfort, Listening Effort, Motivation, Vocal Load, Voice Quality, Intervention


My research moves around the school from different perspectives but with the foundation of communication and the school's sound environment. Key aspects are speech comfort: the ability of the teacher to be heard through sufficient sound environment (acoustics and background / activity sounds) and with effective voice and communication (voice load, voice quality, nonverbal communication) and listening effort: the child's potential effort in perception of the spoken and language understanding in relation to the child's cognitive capacity. Our intervention research in schools concerns teacher training and the effects on the well-being of teachers and children and the linguistic capacity of the children.

Recent research outputs

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