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Oslo SPeLL

Oslo SpesialPedagogikk- og LæringsLab

Oslo SPeLL provides researchers and students from different scientific disciplines with the newest available research-based assessment tools, research equipment and clinical facilities.

New! Participate in research on special education!

Our department needs volunteers to participate in important and fun special education research! You can now register your interest via our volunteer registry!

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About us

Up-to-date research is crucial in order to:

  • meet the diversity of educational needs
  • enhance support services 
  • provide research-based recommendations for interventions in the field of special needs education.

Oslo SPeLL provides students with hands-on experience with assessment, intervention, and counseling under supervision. The aim is to educate knowledgable and competent practitioners, who are keeping up with the latest development in research and who are considerate towards the heterogeneity of individuals with special needs.


Book lab-rooms

Reservation of rooms is done via Lab Agenda. Register or login.

The lab has 4 multipurpose rooms and 2 acoustically treated rooms for audiometry, sound recording, and EEG measurement.

NB! The rooms have to be unlocked by the lab's employees. Alternatively, you may apply for electronic access on your employee/student card. Send an email to the lab with information about why, where, when (week-ends? evenings?), and how long (months? years?) you need card access.

Book scientific instruments

Reservation is done via Lab Agenda. Register or login.

  • Eye Tracker:

    • The lab has an EyeLink 1000 Plus, which has market-leading precision and accuracy. It can be used stationary in the lab or transported for field studies.
    • We also have an EyeLink Portable Duo. This is also very precise and accurate but is specially designed for being portable/transported. It can also be used stationary in the lab.
  • EEG
    • The lab has two 32-channel actiCHamp Plus EEG amplifiers from Brain Products. These can be combined to a single 64-channel amplifier. The equipment can be used at our lab facilities, or used as portable units for use in the field. Read more here
  • Biophysical sensors

    • Biophysical sensors require an EEG amplifier to be used. Usage therefore requires the reservation of an amplifier.
    • Temperature sensor for detection of skin temperature change
    • Galvanic skin response (sweat response detection)
    • Blood heart rate sensor (heart rate)
    • 3D acceleration sensor (motion detection)
    • Respiratory belt set (breathing frequency)

Borrow tests, books, and technical equipment

We have a large selection of tests, assessment tools, and observation materials covering many areas (see below). We also have a lot of technical equipment and books. Email us at, or visit our administration office (room 331) for borrowing.

Assessment tools

Intervention programs

Technical equipment

  • Camera
    • Fujifilm Instax mini 70 (Instant Camera)
  • Headphones
    • Koss
    • ATA
    • Deltaco with microphone
    • Blaster Blaze with microphone
    • Sennheiser HD 4.20s with microphone
    • Plantronics Blackwire C3225 USB-C with microphone
  • Lapel microphone
    • Røde Smartlav+
  • Laptop
    • DELL Latitude
    • HP Elitebook
  • Lena products
    • DPL
    • Vests
    • Pockets
  • Portable audiometers
  • Voice recorders
    • Olympus Voice Recorder  WS-853
    • Olympus Voice Recorder DS-9500
    • Olympus AS-9000 Transcription Kit
    • Olympus ME-12 Noise reducing microphone for dictaphone
    • Olympus E-102 Headphones for dictaphone
  • Stopwatches
  • Tablets/iPads
    • Android Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad 6
  • Tablet/iPad holders
  • Webkam



Cohen, R.J., Swerdlik, M.E., & Philips, S.M. (1996). Psychological Testing and Assessment. An Introduction to Tests and Measurement. Mayfield Publishing Company

Kaufman, A.S. (1990). Assesseng Adolescent and Adult Intelligence. Allyn and Bacon

Kaufman, A.S. (1994). Intelligent Testing with WISC-III. John Wiley & Sons Inc

Sattler, J.M. (2018). Assessment of Children. Cognitive Foundations and Applications. Sixth edition. Jerome M. Sattler Publisher Inc

Sattler, J.M. (1992). Assessment of Children. Revised and Updated Third Edition. Jerome M. Sattler Publisher Inc

Sattler, J.M. (1992). Assessment of Children. WISC-III and WPPSI-R Supplement. Jerome M. Sattler Publisher Inc


Johannessen, E., Kokkersvold, E., & Vedeler, L. (2001). Rådgivning. Tradisjoner, teoretiske perspektiver og praksis. 2. utgave. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag

Research methods

Befring, E. (2007). Forskningsmetode med etikk og statistikk. Det Norske Samlaget Oslo

Brown, T.A. (2015). Confirmatory factor analysis for applied research. The Guilford Press

Cozby, P.C. (1997). Methods in behavioral research. Mayfield Publishing Company

Creswell, J.W. (2009). Research design. Qualitative, Quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Sage Publications Inc.

Creswell, J.W. (1998). Qualitative inquiry and research design. Choosing among five traditions. Sage Publications, Inc.

Kline, P. (1994). An easy guide to factor analysis. Routledge

Lund, T., Kleven, T.A., Kvernbekk, T., & Christophersen, K.-A. (2002). Innføring i forskningsmetodologi. Unipub forlag og forfatteren


Christophersen, K.A. (2009). Databehandling og statistisk analyse med SPSS. 4. utgave. Unipub forlag og forfatteren

Lund, T., & Christophersen, K.-A. (1999). Innføring i statistikk. Universitetsforlaget Oslo

Norris, G., Qureshi, F., Howitt, D., & Cramer, D. (2012). Introduction to statistics with SPSS for social science. Pearson Education Limited

Robinson Kurpius, S.E., & Stafford, M.E. (2006). Testing and measurement. Sage Publications, Inc.


Guitar, B. (2006). Stuttering. An Integrated Approach to Its Nature and Treatment. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lab activities

  • 27th January 2020: Oslo SPeLL held a seminar on eye-tracking, with Anders Lunde and Laoura Ziaka. Slides can be downloaded here.
  • 8th January 2020: Oslo SPeLL participated in UiO Research Bazaar 2020 to demonstrate automatic video analysis for recognition of emotional expressions in human faces. Read more here.






Published May 15, 2017 10:32 AM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2020 10:42 AM