Anett Kaale

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Phone +47 22856636
Mobile phone +47 41780045
Room 428
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1140 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Intervention for preschool and school age children with ASD
  • Early social communication
  • Developmental trajectories
  • Intervention research

Courses taught



  • PhD., Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (2014)
  • Cand. Ed. (Advanced Professional Degree in Special Needs Education), Institute of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo (2004)
  • Master of Science in Emotional Disturbance and Autism, University of Texas at Austin (1994)
  • Social Educator, Østfold College of Social Science (1990)

Work experience

  • Associate Professor, Institute of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo (2016 –)
  • Post doc., National Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Hypersomnias, Oslo University Hospital (2016 – )
  • Researcher, University of Oslo/Oslo University Hospital (2014 – 2015)
  • Visiting Fulbright Research Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles (2008 – 2009)
  • Research Fellow, Oslo University Hospital, (2006 – 2014)
  • Researcher (pilot project), Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (2004–2005)
  • Autism Consultant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Stavanger University Hospital (1994 – 1996)
  • Leader for After School Program for Children with Disabilities, Sola Municipal (1990 – 1992)
  • Various work with children with and without disabilities (– 1990)

Research groups and networks

  • Cost Action BM1004: Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism
  • NeuroDevelop (link to come)

Research project



Tags: Autism spectrum disorder, intervention, preschool, social communication, USA


  • Sánchez Pérez, Patricia; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders Johan & Kaale, Anett (2020). The Role of Context in Language Development for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  11 . doi: Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kaale, Anett & Nordahl-Hansen, Anders (2019). Barn og unge med autismespekterforstyrrelse, I:  Spesialpedagogikk.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202592059.  21.  s 523 - 547
  • Tillmann, Julian; Ashwood, Karen L.; Absoud, Michael; Bölte, Sven; Bonnet-Brilhault, Frédérique; Buitelaar, Jan K.; Calderoni, Sara; Calvo, Rosa; Canal-Bedia, Ricardo; Canitano, Roberto; De Bildt, Annelies A.; Gomot, Marie; Hoekstra, Pieter J.; Kaale, Anett; McConachie, Helen; Murphy, Declan G.; Narzisi, Antonio; Oosterling, Iris; Pejović-Milovančević, Milicia M.; Persico, Antonio M.; Puig, Olga; Roeyers, Herbert; Rommelse, Nanda N.J.; Sacco, Roberto; Scandurra, Valeria; Stanfield, Andrew C.; Zander, Eric & Charman, Tony (2018). Evaluating sex and age differences in ADI-R and ADOS scores in a large European multi-site sample of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  ISSN 0162-3257.  48(7), s 2490- 2505 . doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3510-4 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Fletcher-Watson, Sue; Apicella, Fabio; Auyeung, Bonnie; Beranova, Stepanka; Bonnet-Brilhault, Frederique; Canal-Bedia, Ricardo; Charman, Tony; Chericoni, Natasha; Conceição, Inês C; Davies, Kim Alexandra Borrowman; Farroni, Teresa; Gomot, Marie; Jones, Emily; Kaale, Anett; Kapica, Katarzyna; Kawa, Rafal; Kylliäinen, Anneli; Larsen, Kenneth; Lefort-Besnard, Jeremy; Malvy, Joelle; Manso de Dios, Sara; Markovska-Simoska, Silvana; Millo, Inbal; Miranda, Natercia; Pasco, Greg; Pisula, Ewa; Raleva, Marija; Rogé, Bernadette; Salomone, Erica; Schjølberg, Synnve; Tomalski, Przemysław; Vicente, Astrid M & Yirmiya, Nurit (2017). Attitudes of the autism community to early autism research. Autism.  ISSN 1362-3613.  21(1), s 61- 74 . doi: 10.1177/1362361315626577 Show summary
  • Kaale, Anett; Smith, Lars; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Fagerland, Morten & Kasari, Connie (2017). Early interaction in autism spectrum disorder: Mothers' and children's behaviours during joint engagement. Child: Care, Health and Development.  ISSN 0305-1862.  44(2), s 312- 318 . doi: 10.1111/cch.12532 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Fletcher-Watson, Sue; McConachie, Helen & Kaale, Anett (2016). Relations between specific and global outcome measures in a social-communication intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  ISSN 1750-9467.  29-30, s 19- 29 . doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2016.05.005 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Salomone, E; Beranová, S; Bonnet-Brilhault, F; Briciet Lauritsen, M; Budisteanu, M; Buitelaar, Jan; Canal-Bedia, R; Felhosi, G; Fletcher-Watson, Sue; Freitag, C; Fuentes, Joaquin; Gallagher, L; Garcia Primo, P; Gliga, F; Gomot, M; Green, Jonathan; Heimann M, M; Jónsdóttir, SL; Kaale, Anett; Kawa, R; Kylliainen, A; Lemcke, S; Markovska-Simoska, S; Marschik, PB; McConachie, Helen; Moilanen, Irma; Muratori, F; Narzisi, A; Noterdaeme, M; Oliveira, G; Oosterling, Iris; Pijl, M; Pop-Jordanova, N; Poustka, L; Roeyers, H; Roge, B; Sinzig, Judith; Vicente, A.; Warreyn, P & Charman, T (2016). Use of early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder across Europe. Autism.  ISSN 1362-3613.  20(2), s 233- 249 . doi: 10.1177/1362361315577218
  • Kaale, Anett; Fagerland, Morten; Martinsen, Egil Wilhelm & Smith, Lars (2014). Preschool-based social communication treatment for children with autism: 12-month follow-up of a randomized trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  ISSN 0890-8567.  53(2), s 188- 198 . doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.09.019
  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Kaale, Anett & Ulvund, Stein Erik (2014). Language assessment in children with autism spectrum disorder: Concurrent validity between report-based assessments and direct tests. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  ISSN 1750-9467.  8(9), s 1100- 1106 . doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.05.017
  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Kaale, Anett & Ulvund, Stein Erik (2013). Inter-rater reliability of parent and preschool teacher ratings of language in children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  ISSN 1750-9467.  7(11), s 1391- 1396 . doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2013.08.006
  • Kaale, Anett; Smith, Lars & Sponheim, Eili (2012). A randomized controlled trial of preschool-based joint attention intervention for children with autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  ISSN 0021-9630.  53(1), s 97- 105 . doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2011.02450.x Show summary
  • Kaale, Anett (1995). Ønsker i forhold til foreldreopplæring - en undersøkelse blant foreldre til barn, unge og voksne med autisme. Autisme i dag.  ISSN 0803-530X.  22(1), s 7- 25

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  • Sánchez Pérez, Patricia; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders Johan & Kaale, Anett (2021). The Role of Context in Language Development for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Kaale, Anett (2018). How to change the course of neurodevelopmental disorders with early intervention.
  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Fletcher-Watson, Sue; McConachie, Helen & Kaale, Anett (2015). Measuring treatment effect in children with ASD using specific and global outcomes through Joint Engagement coding and an early verison of BOSCC.
  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Blanc, Romuald; Kaale, Anett; McConachie, Helen & Fletcher-Watson, Sue (2014). A Review of the Brief Observation of Social Communication change (BOSCC).
  • Nordahl Hansen, Anders & Kaale, Anett (2013). Inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity of language measures for young children with autism.
  • Nordahl Hansen, Anders; Kaale, Anett & Ulvund, Stein Erik (2013). Inter-rater reliability for the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory: Parent and preschool teacher ratings of children with childhood autism.
  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Kaale, Anett & Ulvund, Stein Erik (2013). Concurrent validity between parent report and direct assessment of language in young children with autistic disorder.
  • Kaale, Anett; Smith, Lars; Sponheim, Eili & Nordahl Hansen, Anders Johan (2011). Joint Engagement and Joint attention during mother-child and preschool teacher-child play: similarities and differences.
  • Nordahl Hansen, Anders Johan; Kaale, Anett & Ulvund, Stein Erik (2011). Synchronization of Interplay In Children with Autistic Disorder and Preschool Teachers. Show summary
  • Kaale, Anett & Nordahl Hansen, Anders Johan (2010). Young Children with Autism: Playfulness and Joint Engagement uring mother-child play.
  • Gjevik, Elen; Kaale, Anett & Sponheim, Eili (2007). Tre små bøker om autisme. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  127(17), s 2289
  • Kaale, Anett (2003). Kjennetegn på autisme i 0-2-årsalderen : intervju med foreldrene til fem små barn med autisme.

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Published Aug. 19, 2016 8:42 AM - Last modified Feb. 18, 2019 1:21 PM