Tamar Kalandadze
University of Oslo

Title of ResearchFigurative language comprehension in autism spectrum disorder: language and task format matter
Program of StudyPhD in Special Needs Education
Research InterestsLanguage acquisition and language disorders; language and communication interventions; figurative language/Metaphor competence in typical and atypical populations; systematic reviews and meta-analysis; autism spectrum disorder; neurodevelopmental disorders.
ActivitiesWorkshop and conference participation:

October, 2017: Workshop: Words and metaphors in children with communication challenges, Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia, Centro di Ricerca in Neurocognizione, Epistemologia e Sintassi teorica (NEtS)

October, 2017: Conference: Acquiring Figurative Meanings, CSMN- Centre for the study of mind in nature, University of Oslo

2012-2016: Seminars/workshops organized by the research group 'Child language and learning', Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo

March, 2016: Public lecture ' Communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorder', Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

May, 2015: Workshop: 'Cognitive, linguistic and logical aspects of perspective-taking', Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark

July, 2015: Conference: 'Embodied and Situated Language Processing-ESLP, 2015': Lyon, France
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