Veerle Garrels

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Special Needs Education
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Phone +47-22858108
Room 474
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1140 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Self-determination for persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders (early intervention (ABA), TEACCH, cognitive behavioural therapy)
  • Intellectual disability and sexuality
  • Intellectual disability and cognitive overload
  • Intellectual disability and mental health care
  • Intellectual disability and training of daily-life skills

PhD Project

“Self-determination for elementary school students with intellectual disabilities: an intervention.”

Courses taught

Educational background

  • 2012: master in special needs education, major in intellectual disabilities, Institute for Special Needs Education, University of Oslo
  • 2007 – 2009: post graduate in special needs education, University college of Oslo and Akershus
  • 1998: academic teacher training, University of Ghent, Belgium
  • 1997: master in Germanic philology, University of Ghent, Belgium
  • 1995: bachelor in Germanic philology, University of Ghent, Belgium

Positions held

  • 2012 – 2015: special needs educational therapist at the autism team of the University Hospital of Northern-Norway, Tromsø
  • 2010 – 2012: team leader in residential care for adolescents with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour, Oslo
  • 2005 – 2010: educational staff in residential care for children and adolescents with disabilities, Oslo
  • 2003 – 2005: teacher and teacher assistant in special education classroom, Oslo




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  • Garrels, Veerle (2017, 28. april). Barneombudets rapport om spesialundervisning. [Radio].  Radio Nova.
  • Garrels, Veerle (2017, 20. mai). En annen sortering.  Vårt Land.
  • Garrels, Veerle (2017). Selvbestemmelse for elever med utviklingshemming.
  • Garrels, Veerle & Granlund, Mats (2017). Exploring the relationship between self-determination and participation for students with intellectual disabilities..

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Published Jan. 5, 2016 10:23 AM - Last modified Apr. 26, 2017 1:41 PM