Rebecca Kvisler Iversen
My research interests lie in the development of non-literal language skills (e.g. irony) in children. I am also interested in the impact cognitive (e.g. cognitive flexibility) and mentalising skills may have on this development. Whereas the understanding of non-literal language in typically developing children develop over time, we are still lacking a satisfying description of why this type of language use continue to be challenging for most children with autism. In the Research Council of Norway FINNUT project, Creativity and Convention in Pragmatic Development, our goal is to use a combination of implicit (eye gaze) and explicit (forced-choice tasks) techniques to clarify which factors that are involved in this development
2020: PhD Psychology, Lancaster University (Supervisor: Charlie Lewis)
2013: MSc Developmental disorders, Lancaster University
2012: BSc Psychology, University of Stirling
2019/2020: RA at The University of Edinburgh- Managing Repetitive Behaviour:
A clinical and cost effectiveness trial of a parent group intervention to manage restricted and repetitive behaviours in young children with Autism
(PI: Sue Fletcher-Watson)
2015-2019: PhD teaching scholarship
(Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University)
Iversen, R. K., & Lewis, C. (2021). Executive Function Skills Are Linked to Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors: Three Correlational Meta Analyses. Autism Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2468
Grahame, V., Dixon, L., Fletcher-Watson, S., Garland, D., Glod, M., Goodwin, J., Grayson, Z., Heron, S., Honey, E. Iversen, R. et al. (2021) A clinical and cost-effectiveness trial of a parent group intervention to manage challenging restricted and repetitive behaviours in young children with autism spectrum disorder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 22, 240. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05175-y
Iversen, Rebecca Kvisler & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2021). Verbal irony comprehension in TD and ASD children: The impact of perspective-taking skills and language norms .
Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Iversen, Rebecca Kvisler (2021). Sense conventions, pragmatics, and the development of non-literal uses of language.
Iversen, Rebecca Kvisler (2021). Verbal Irony Comprehension in TD and ASD Children: The Impact of Perspective-Taking and Language Norms.