The research group
Dr. Oddny Judith Solheim
Oddny Judith Solheim holds a PhD in Special Needs Education. Her main research interests are assessment of reading and early reading interventions. Solheim is experienced in research on and development of reading assessments, and has led the development of Norwegian National Tests in Reading (Grade 5) and a Norwegian Screening Battery for identifying children at risk for reading difficulties in Grade 1-3. Currently, Solheim is PI on two ongoing RCTs that test the efficacy of early interventions in Grade 1-4 on children’s literacy skills and motivation. In these projects, Solheim has been responsible for the development of new tablet-based solutions for assessment of early literacy skills.
The Reading Centre is home to several large, innovative research projects, and has regularly been awarded significant funding from nationally competitive research funding schemes.
Our research concerns language and literacy development and assessment in educational contexts, from kindergarten to workplaces.
Theoretically and methodologically the centre displays a broad fan of approaches to different aspects of literacy.
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