Jelena Kuvač Kraljević, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Speech and Language Pathology

Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7543
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Consultations: room 32
Scientific bibliography (IRB)

Associate Professor
Department of Speech and Language Pathology

Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7543
E-mail:
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Consultations: room 32
Scientific bibliography (IRB)

Courses

  • Scientific Research Methods of Speech and Language Pathology
  • Speech and Language Pathology Diagnostics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language Difficulties of Bilingual Children

Education

2000 - Graduated from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb

2004 - Graduated with MA degree from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

2008 - Graduated with PhD degree from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Title of the PhD dissertation: "Competitive Model of Language Acquisition on the Example of Croatian Language Processing (in Children with Regular Language Development and in Children with Special Language Difficulties (SLT)”

Scientific interests

  • Acquisition and processing of language and language difficulties in children of preschool and school age
  • Language developments and language difficulties in bilingual speakers

Projects

Associate on international projects:

  • COST ISO804 Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment (headed by Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan; 2009 -2013)
  • Developmental project of the University of Zagreb - Development of Diagnostic Procedures for Language Difficulties with the Application of Neurocognitive Methods (deputy leader/associate on the project)
  • Vagueness, Approximation, and GEarlylarity (European Science Foundation and National Foundation for Science; leader: Manfred Krifka, Humbold-Universitat, Berlin; coordinator of the Croatian side of project Velimir Išgum (2008-2011)
  • Projet interlangue sur les acquisitions tardives en langue maternelle: Acquisition et Reformulation (leaderica Claire Martinot, Universite Rene Descartes, Paris, 2004-2011)
  • COST 33 Cross-linguistically Robust Stages of Children's Linguistic Performance with Application to the Diagnosis of Specific Language Impairment (leader Urlich Sauerland, ZAS, Berlin, 2006 -2010)

Associate on National projects:

  • Higher Cortical Functions and Language: Developmental and Acquired Disorders (Ministry of Science, Education and Sport 0130131484-1488, headed by Melita Kovačević; 2006 - in progress)

Professional activities

  • Associate of the Clinical-Research Department
  • Secretary of the Section of Early Language Development of the Croatian Philological Society
  • Participation in several professional projects within the framework of Tempus projects
  • Co-author of three standardized tests (PPVT-III-HR, Koralje and PredČiP test)