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Gunilla Westman Andersson is a special educator with a background in teaching preschool. She holds a magister's degree in special education as well as an MD degree, and is currently employed as a lecturer at the Department of Education and Special Education at the University of Gothenburg. She has worked in different types of educational institutions, as well as in child and adolescent habilitation services. Between 2001-2017, she worked at the child neuropsychiatry clinic (CNC), investigating children and adolescents with neuropsychiatric disorders. She defended her thesis on preschool children with suspected autism on November 29, 2013. The thesis focused on investigation, diagnostics, gender aspects and the experiences of parents in conjunction with investigation of small children. After her thesis defence she has, among other things, been active in a development project, financed by the inheritance fund, concerning intervention measures for preschool children with autism in conjunction with completed investigation. This project has worked towards creating methods for parental training and knowledge development for preschool personnel. As of January of 2016 she is also active as a postdoctorate at the GNC. Her research area is intervention measures for parents and preschool personnel after investigation of children with autism, as a scientific evaluation of the clinical project that has been performed at the CNC.

Photo: Jan-Olof Andersson



    Westman Andersson, G. "Together we are strong"... or perhaps just on our own?". Source: Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre www.gnc.gu.se


    Westman Andersson, G. "Behåll särskolan – för elevernas skull". Source: Göteborgs-Posten www.gp.se

    Westman Andersson, G. "Lyckad satsning på utbildning för föräldrar till barn med autism". Source: Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset


     Westman Anderson, G. "Små flickor och pojkar med misstänkt autism – har de liknande utvecklingsprofiler?" Source: Best Practice www.bestprac.se/

    Westman Andersson, G. "Observation of children in preschool setting" Source: Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre www.gnc.gu.se


    Westman Andersson, G. "Förskolan viktig när barn utreds". Source: Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten www.spsm.se


    Researcher's Corner interview between Nanna Gillberg and Gunilla Westman Andersson. "Preschool observation in neuropsychiatric assessments". Source: Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre www.gnc.gu.se

    Westman Andersson, G. "Forskare: Risk att screening missar flickor". Source: Dagens Medicin www.dagensmedicin.se

    Westman Andersson, G. "Autism in Preschoolers: Assessment, diagnostics and gender aspects", University of Gothenburg


    Westman Andersson, G. "Inga tydliga könsskillnader i autism hos små barn". Source: Läkartidningen www.lakartidningen.se








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Gunilla Westman Andersson

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