Thomas Nordström

Thomas Nordström

Senior lecturer
Department of Psychology Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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My teaching is primarily located in the psychologist program.

Educational psychology - focus is on student’s reading development and reading and writing difficulties / dyslexia. This course also deals with the school's student health work, assessments and special educational remedies to strengthen classroom teaching, methods for learning to read and compensatory measures for students with reading and writing difficulties.

Scientific methodology - here the focus is primarily on integrating clinical or practice-oriented research with stable scientific methodology based on principles for open and reproducible science, in line with what is considered the highest degree of evidence. The courses also run a Journal Club where articles are studied based on a systematic evidence-based assessments. In another course, which can be seen as a supplement to the method courses, a systematic review is carried out in line with best practice, PRISMA standard.


My research is focused on evidence-based methods in the field of education, mainly for learning to read and methods for students with reading and writing difficulties. Ongoing and completed project is, among other things, about the use of assistive technology, especially how text-to-speech and speech-to-text technology can be used compensatory.

In an ongoing project, we collaborate with the LegiLexi foundation. This project studies how primary school teachers can be supported to strengthen classroom teaching with the help of teaching recommendations based on measurements of students' reading skills.

In another project that is funded through the Swedish Research Council, the research compilation Visible learning is quality-examined, where the goal is to produce the highest level of evidence for methods and interventions in the field of education. This is done with methods for systematic reviews and in collaboration with other research groups, so-called CAMAS (Community-Augmented Meta-Analyzes)


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