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Currently working on a project about intellectual disability and work life. My PhD project at Halmstad University was about online identity and post-stroke aphasia.
Background: Swedish employment rates are disproportionately low among people with intellectual disability and research on employment sustainability in this group is scarce. This study investigated employment sustainability among people with intel- lectual disability, with a focus on identifying facilitators. Method: Fifteen persons with intellectua...
Purpose Previous reviews about employment for people with intellectual disability (ID) have left questions about employment sustainability unanswered. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to identify and analyse research regarding employment sustainability for people with ID. The research questions were: What research about employment s...
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Umeå universitet, Högskolan i Halmstad, Lunds universitet och Malmö stad
Aphasia is a language impairment caused by acquired brain injury such as stroke. Public awareness about aphasia is low in Sweden as well as internationally. The media is an important source of information on aphasia, but research on how people with aphasia are portrayed in the media is scarce. Therefore, this study aimed to increase the knowledge a...
We are our stories of self. The stories we tell about ourselves is the interface between us and others, as we keep our “narratives going”. What happens, then, if we lose our language due to a brain injury? In this chapter, stories of people with post-stroke aphasia are related and analysed. They have lost their linguistic abilities overnight, entai...
Aphasia is an aquired language disability, most commonly caused by stroke. Since aphasia involves difficulties producing and/or understanding language, written as well as spoken, it entails a reduced ability and opportunity to author one’s own narrative. In the face of this reduced narrative agency (Baldwin, 2005), people who acquire aphasia need t...
This article aims to analyse characteristics of collective and authentic literacy practices within a group of people with aphasia attending an aphasia course at a Swedish folk high school. The group included 12 individuals with aphasia who were studied during a period of 3 weeks. Ethnographic data consists of video and audio recordings, photos and...
Background: Self-identity construction through “stories of self” is highly relevant for people with aphasia, not only because the onset entails a “biographical disruption” but also since their ability to keep their “stories of self” going is reduced. Three dilemmas (constancy/change, sameness/difference and agency/dependency) are known to be centra...
This study aimed to investigate online strategies for renegotiating identity, in terms of stigma management, developed by working-age Swedish Internet users with post-stroke aphasia, i.e., acquired language impairment caused by brain injury. Interviews were conducted with nine individuals (aged 26-61, three men and six women) with post-stroke aphas...
PhD project aiming to explore narrative agency and aphasia, in relation to media representations, stories of self and multimodal literacy practices.