Course content

Contents of the course includes:
•    Prenatal and first year’s development of the human brain and central nervous system.
•    Social, cognitive and motor development of the child.
•    Behavioral analytic approaches to enhance developmental trajectories and foster learning.
•    The presentation, consequences of extreme prematurity and intervention options.
•    The detection and assessment of early developmental concerns.
•    The basics and application of neuroimaging and other neuroscience techniques, including magnet encephalography (MEG); electro encephalography (EEG); neurofeedback and working memory training; structural, functional, and resting state magnet resonance imaging (sMRI, fMRI, rsMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), molecular imaging (positron emission tomography [PET], magnet resonance spectroscopy [MRS], single -photon emission computed tomography [SPECT]; eye-tracking; and genetic analyses methods.
•    The neuroscience, psychology and sociology of pedagogy using examples from creativity, mind set research, brain research of reading and neuro-education.
•    The neuroscience of developmental conditions: autism spectrum disorder, language disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, genetic syndromes, intellectual disability, and developmental coordination disorder.

Time Schedule

Spring semester 2020 (quarter speed, 25%)
The course will take place at Stockholm University (SU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI), with meetings on 27-29/1 (SU), 12-13/3 (KI), and 25-26/5 (SU).
*Accommodation for those student in need will be provided within the course for PhD students of the research school in Special Education but not for external course participants. You can find the course schedule here.


Application can be made until the 18 December 2019.
The course will prioritize PhD students who are part of the Research School in Special Education, and PhD students in Special Education. Other PhD students will be accepted according to availability (the course will accept max 15 students).

Send your application to course administrator Noelle Rossnahan with your name, email address and information about your research subject and University you are attending.


For any enquiries contact Director of Research Studies at the Department of Special Education, Jenny Wilder,