Pia Nordgren

Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT (including The Swedish School of Library and Information Science)
— Department of Educational Work

Telephone: 033-435 4032

Email: pia.nordgren@hb.se

Room number: A607A

Signature: PINO

As a Senior lecturer I am active at the Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT, Department of Teacher Education, University of Borås. I am currently working with research and education within the areas of child language development, language didactics on younger ages and questions of special education in pre-school, school and special school.

I have a PhD in linguistics and a background as a licensed speech and language therapist. My thesis with the title ” From sounds to speech and gestures” - case studies of linguistic interaction in children with ASC” (University of Gothenburg, 2016) consists of three longitudinal studies that describe the development of interaction (including speech sounds, gestures and voice) in a few children with autism during an intervention with speech sounds.


  • Director of Studies for the Pre-School Teacher Education Programmes at the Department of Educational Work

Researcher's publications in DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet)

External Publications

Books (course literature)

Nordgren, Pia (2021). Språk i sikte. Barns interaktionsutveckling i relation till perception och kognition. Lund: Studentlitteratur.


Nordgren, Pia, M. (2016). FROM SOUNDS TO SPEECH AND GESTURES Case studies of linguistic interaction in children with ASC, Ale tryckteam, Bohus.

Research articles

Frostlund, Jörgen, Nordgren, Pia (2023). Inkludering, en skola för alla och elever med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning i grundskolan: en forskningsöversikt av forskning i Sverige, Norge, Danmark och Finland. Nordisk Tidskrift för Allmän Didaktik. Epub ahead of print.

Nordgren, Pia, M. (2017). Precursors of language development in ASC: A longitudinal single-subject study of gestures in relation to phonetic prosody. Journal of intellectual disabilities, 23:1, 19-38.

Nordgren, Pia, M. (2016). F0, F0 range and duration of utterances – Longitudinal single- subject studies of prosody in two Swedish children with ASC, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 30:1, 29-48.

Nordgren, Pia, M. (2015). Phonological Development in a Child with Autism Spectrum Condition: Case Study of an Intervention, Journal of interactional research in communication disorders, 6:1, 25-51.

Extended conference papers

Nordgren Pia & Frostlund, Jörgen (2022). Interteach – A total investigation study of Swedish schools regarding the education of pupils with intellectual disabilities International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education, 11:1. 

Conference presentations

Nordgren, Pia, Frostlund, Jörgen (2023). Interaction with the Environment – part of the Education for Pupils with Intellectual Disabilities – or Not? Konferensbidrag ECER. 

Nordgren, Pia (2013). Attention in terms of response time in one child with autism spectrum disorders. International congress of linguistics 2013.

Nordgren, Pia (2010). Phonetic and phonological aspects in relation to theory of mind and possible consequences for speech training in autism. Proceedings, FONETIK 2010, Dept. of Phonetics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University