The strength of audiologopedic research lies in the applied linguistics. It is thus directed especially at linguistic descriptions of language difficulties, their reasons and possible remedies. This shared focus gives good opportunities for both formal and informal collaboration between researchers. Many of the researchers attached to the Audiologopedics programme therefore also participate in broad cooperation on differences in linguistic skills. The audiologopedics programme furthermore lends many additional perspectives to speech and language difficulties, obtained from e.g. psychology, neurology and anatomy, sociology, law and specialised pedagogics.
The audiologopedics programme is research-based, as the teachers contribute to the latest research within the area in which they teach, whether this be reading research, logopedic research, audiological research or research of linguistic communication difficulties. To a great extent, the research is cross-scientific and usually combines basic research with applied research.
Spoken language difficulties are a large research and work field. At the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics research is conducted into voice disorders, voice quality and voice use. For example, the speech function and voice of use of persons with nodules on the vocal cords are investigated. There is also research and teaching in aspects of children's speech and language development, for example when they have difficulty expressing themselves and perhaps find it hard to use the right inflections of the words, or when they have language comprehension difficulties, or are born with cleft palates. In the last-mentioned area, the Department is involved in two large international RCT (Randomised Clinical Trial) studies called Scandcleft and TOPS (Timing Of Palatal Surgery), respectively. In cooperation with the Centre for Brain Damage and Glostrup Hospital, there is also research into adults' linguistic and communicative difficulties following brain damage. The focus is not only on the difficulties as such, as the research also concerns the consequences of these difficulties for conversation in practice and also for e.g. returning to the labour market.
For the last 20 years, research in reading and spelling has been gathered in the Centre for Reading Research. The work of the Centre for Reading Research gives scope for many students to take part in research projects in the course of their studies.
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The research is organised in e.g. centres, projects and groups. You can read more on their websites: