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Maria Levlin

Associate professor teaching at the Special Needs Teacher Education Programme. Main research interests are language, reading and writing difficulties.



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Associate professor at Department of Language Studies Units: Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational Work
Z, Lärarutbildningshuset, plan 4 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am working as an associate professor at the Department of Language studies. My main area of interest is reading difficulties in relation to oral language, writing and educational attainment. I am currently involved in a longitudinal project examining reading and writing development from primary to upper-secondary school and an intervention study exploring vocabulary instruction for students with language disorder. Before my PhD I worked as a speech language therapist with children and adolescents experiencing language and reading difficulties. For more information in English, please visit Researchgate.


Dyslexia, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 26, (4) : 427-441
Levlin, Maria; Nakeva von Mentzer, Cecilia
L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) 2020, Vol. 20 : 1-25
Levlin, Maria; Waldmann, Christian
The Journal of educational research (Washington, D.C.), Routledge 2019, Vol. 112, (4) : 483-494
Hermansson, Carina; Jonsson, Bert; Levlin, Maria; et al.
Klassrumsforskning och språk(ande): Rapport från ASLA-symposiet i Karlstad, 12-13 april, 2018, Karlstad: Karlstads universitet 2019 : 305-323
Waldmann, Christian; Levlin, Maria
Dyslexi, Svenska Dyslexiföreningen 2017, Vol. 22, (4) : 6-11
Levlin, Maria
Språk och norm / Language and Norms: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Uppsala universitet 21–22 april 2016 / Papers from the ASLA Symposium, Uppsala University 21–22 April 2016, Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap 2017 : 62-70
Levlin, Maria; Waldmann, Christian
Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections (CogDev 2013), University of Reading, UK, 4-6 september, 2013
Levlin, Maria; Sullivan, Kirk; Olofsson, Åke
EDA 2012, 4th All-European Dyslexia Conference, Växjö, Sweden, September 20-22, 2013
Levlin, Maria; Sullivan, Kirk; Olofsson, Åke
Nationell konferens i logopedi i Jönköping, 15-16 november 2012
Levlin, Maria; Sullivan, Kirk; Olofsson, Åke

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