Rikke Vang Christensen
Emil Holms Kanal 2
2300 København S
As a researcher and trained SLT (Speech and Language Therapist), I focus on children's language disorders. I am interested in (1) the characteristics of these disorders (e.g. grammatical features of particular difficulty for Danish children with Developmental Language Disorder); (2) identification of language learning impairments (e.g. the potential of language processing tasks such as nonword and sentence repetition), and (3) intervention (the effect of exlicit intervention on the language skills, particularly vocabulary and syntax, in school-age children with DLD). Furthermore, I am interested in the consequences of language disorders for communication, participation in everyday activities and learning.
- I am co-PI on a large research project funded by The Independent Research Fund Denmark. In the project, The making of stronger readers: The role of syntactic proficiency in understanding texts, we investigate the role of syntax comprehension for reading comprehension in school-aged children. My role in the project is to develop and test a syntax intervention and to investigate the effects of the intervention on syntax comprehension and on reading comprehension.
I teach courses in children's language disorders and related subjects and supervise e.g. BA projects and master's theses within the field of (developmental) language disorders.
Remembering sentences is not all about memory: Convergent and discriminant validity of syntactic knowledge and its relationship with reading comprehensionPoulsen, Mads, Nielsen, Jessie Leigh & Christensen, Rikke Vang, 2022, In: Journal of Child Language. 49, 2, p. 349-356
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
- PublishedChristensen, Rikke Vang, Oct 2021, Børns sprogtilegnelse: Sproglig udvikling hos danske børn i alderen 0-6 år . Kjærbæk, L. & Boeg Thomsen, D. (eds.). Frederiksberg: Frydenlund Academic, p. 217-226 10 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Communication