Marie-Lisbet Amundsen


Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for pedagogikk
Campus Porsgrunn (D-2108)



Har undervisningsoppgaver ved "Master i pedagogikk med fordypning i spesialpedagogikk", GLU 1-7, GLU 5-10 og PPU.



Professional Experience

  • Sheiling Schools, England, independent school for children and adolescents with special educational needs.

  • Educational-psychological counselor, Educational Pychological Services, Trondheim Municipality.

  • Educational-psychological counselor, Alleen School, special school for students with severe learning difficulties, Tønsberg Municipality .

  • Educational-psychological counselor  

  • Department of Speech Pathology, Tønsberg. Head of the department for nine years.

  • SAMTAK, Educational-psychological counselor with expertise geared towards children and young people with complex learning difficulties as well as social and emotional difficulties. The position would serve PP (Educational-Psychological) offices in seven municipalities with cases where they needed assistance in relation to the individual and systemic level, 1999-2003.

  • Telemark University College, Department for Social Studies in the period from 2003-2010. Associate professor from 2005.

  • Presently working as professor at University College of Southeast Norway, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Education and School Development, where I have been employed since 2010. Promotion as professor in 2012. Currently, I am responsible for the master and have regular lectures aimed at PPU (Practical Pedagogic Education) as well as primary and secondary teacher training.

Test Expertise

         Expertise in most tests within the field of special educational work, for example,

Leadership Experience

Board member of the Aphasia Association in Norway and the Norwegian Association of Logopedics, leader in Aphasia Association of Vestfold for eight years, and department manager of Logopedic Department in Tønsberg for nine years

Some selected projects 

Safe, Good Parenting, 1984-86

The project was implemented in cooperation with health centers, preschools and schools in Trondheim, and the intention was to provide guidance and support to immigrant parents, young mothers and single parents who had sole parenting responsibilities. 

Workshop for Aphasia Patients, 1987-1989

The purpose of this project was that adults with aphasia could train together. It was also adapted for socializing. Similar offers were eventually also established elsewhere in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Living with Aphasia, 1993

As a representative of the Norwegian Association of Logopedics and the Aphasia Association in Norway, I participated in developing an information package, which includes a book and movie about living with aphasia. This work was done in collaboration with representatives from the user group.

Communicate with the Whole Body, 1993
In 1993, we started a Nordic theatre group where young people with acquired head injury were responsible for directing and content. Performances were shown in Nordic countries.

Back to Work after Head Injury, 1997-98

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Affairs in cooperation with the Aphasia Association in Norway, I had joint responsibility for the project “Back to Work with Aphasia”. In this connection, conferences were conducted, inter alia, in Oslo, Trondheim and Tønsberg. 

Preschoolers and linguistic awareness, 1999-2000

Three preschools participated in this project, where the aim was to ensure that everyone possessed basic concepts before starting school. The project was supported by the Director of Education in Vestfold. 

Happy reading, 1999-2002

The reading project included seven municipalities in the northern part of Vestfold. The background for this project was that a quarter of the referrals to the PP services in the seven municipalities concerned reading and writing difficulties. We followed children in the seven municipalities from the last year in preschool through the third grade. The project was supported by the Director of Education in Vestfold.

Philosophy in Secondary Schools, 2000-2001

As educational and psychological counselor, I was responsible for a project titled Philosophy and Everyday Psychology in Secondary Schools. The background for the project was that some secondary schools reported their concern in relation to unmotivated students. The project was supported by the Director of Education in Vestfold.

Continuing Education, 1999-2003

In the period 1999 to 2003 I was responsible for a project where it was wanted to update professional continuing education of schools and preschools in seven municipalities in Norway.




Fagartikler, bøker og læremidler

Amundsen, Marie-Lisbet & Garmannslund, Per E. (2018). Skolerelaterte faktorer knyttet til psykisk stress og uro hos elever i ungdomstrinnet. Psykologi i kommunen.  ISSN 1892-3364. 63(6), s 29- 38​

Amundsen, M-L. (2018). Sinte gutter gråter ikke. Psykologi i kommunen. Nr. 3:2018:11-21.

Amundsen, M-L. (2017) Når skolen blir motstander. Psykologi i kommunen

Amundsen, M-L. (2017) Når skolen starter med nederlag. Psykologi i kommunen. Nr.

Amundsen, M-L. og Garmannslund , P. (2017). Studenter med ADHD og arbeidsvaner i høyere utdanning. Psykologi i kommunen.

Amsrud, A., Amundsen, M-L., Bunting, M., Engh, R., Garmannslund, P.E. (2017) Teacher students in the Norwegian practical-pedagogical education. Edulearn. 

Amsrud, A., Amundsen, M-L., Garmannslund, P.E. (2017) Postponement behavioor and learning habits in higher education. Edulearn.

Amundsen​, M-L. (2017) Når begynneropplæringen ender med nederlag. Psykologi i kommunen. Nr. 2 (52)

Amundsen, M-L. (2017) Med skolen som motstander. Psykologi i kommunen. Nr. 2 (52.)

Amundsen, M-L. & Garmannslund, P. (2017) Ressurssterke jenter med ADHD-utsatthet for mobbing. Psykologi i kommunen. Nr. 1 (52):61-68.

Amundsen, M-L. & Garmannslund, P. (2016) Postponement Behavior Among Norwegian Students in the Lower Secondary School. Edulearn

Amundsen, M-L., Faugstad, R. & Garmannslund, P. (2016) Arbeidsvaner og utsettelsesatferd hos elever i ungdomstrinnet. Psykologi i kommunen. Nr. 1: 33-44.

Amundsen, M-L. & Garmannslund, P. (2015) Mestring og trivsel hos elever med språklig minoritetsbakgrunn i skoler hvor majoritetselevene er i flertall. Norsk Tidsskrift for Logopedi. 4:10-17.

Amundsen, M-L. & Garmannslund,P. (2015) Leseferdigheter og motivasjon for lesing på ungdomstrinnet, Norsk Tidsskrift for Logopedi. 3:16-23.

Amundsen, M-L., Garmannslund,P. & Stokke, H. (2014) Visual Working Memory- Gender and Age Differences, European Journal of Educational Sciences. Vol.1, 3: 3-15.

Amundsen, M-L., Garmannslund, P. & Stokke, H. (2014) Differences in Visual Working Memory among Students, European Journal of Educational Sciences. Vol.1, 2: 124-132.

Amundsen, M-L. (2014) Elever med sosiale og emosjonelle vansker. I: Høihilder og Lingås, Pedagogikk for 8. til 13. trinn, Gyldendal forlag, Kapittel 11:171-190.

Amundsen, M-L. (2014) Mobbing i skolen- forskning og tiltak. I: Høihilder og Lingås, Pedagogikk for 8. til 13. trinn. Kapittel 12:191-206.

Amundsen, M-L. (2014) Ungdoms opplevelse av spesialskole og overgang til videregående skole, Spesialpedagogikk, nr. 1, 2014:38-46.

Amundsen, M-L. (2012) Uten navn på døra, Spesialpedagogikk. 7:26-33.

Amundsen, M-L. (2012) VEIVISEREN. Databasert lese- og skrivetest. Testen er beregnet for å teste grunnleggende lese- og skriveferdigheter. Test for auditivt og visuelt arbeidsminne.

Amundsen, M-L. (2011) LÆREBOKA 2011. PC-basert læreprogram for grunnleggende lese- og skriveopplæring

Amundsen, M-L. (2010) Kvinnelige innsatte og sosial marginalisering, Spesialpedagogikk.1: ­26-37.

Amundsen, M-L. (2010) Bak glemselens slør, Fontene Forskning.1: 4-15.

Amundsen, M-L. (2011) Innsattes opplevelse av ungdomskolen, Norsk Pedagogisk Tidsskrift. 6: 424-436.

Amundsen, M-L. (2011) Kjønnsforskjeller i psykisk helse i norske fengsler, Nordisk Tidsskrift for Helseforskning. 2/ 7: 3-15.

Amundsen, M-L. (2009) Tro på fengsel som virkemiddel? Fontene.1: 50-56.

Amundsen, M-L. (2008) Very Important Children, Spesialpedagogikk. 3:36-43.

Amundsen, M-L. (2008) Gjengangerne, identitet og selvfølelse, Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab. 2: 192-297.

Amundsen, M-L. (2007) Gjengangerne i norske fengsler, Spesialpedagogikk.1: 30-36.

Amundsen, M-L. (2006) Innsatte og psykisk helse, Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab

Amundsen, M-L. (2006) Når skolen svikter, Spesialpedagogikk. 6: 22-29.

Amundsen, M-L. (2004) Kunsten å være rådgiver. Norsk Tidsskrift for Logopedi. 1:14-18.

Amundsen, M-L. (2004) Kunsten å være rådgiver. Norsk Tidsskrift for Logopedi. 2:10-13.

Amundsen, M-L. (2003) PC-program for begrepstrening. Løvetannen læremidler; Oslo.  

Amundsen, M-L. (2003)​ Læreboka-03.

Amundsen, M-L. & Zeiner, N. (2001) MIN FØRSTE LESEBOK.

Amundsen, M-L. & Zeiner, N. (2001) ARBEIDSHEFTE, Min første lesebok

Amundsen, M-L. & Zeiner, N. (2000) MIN FØRSTE SKOLEBOK

Amundsen, M-L. (1998) Afasirammede og attføring, Spesialpedagogikk, nr.1:10.17.

Amundsen, M-L. (1998) Hva er dysfasi. Afasiposten, nr. 1, 1998.

Amundsen, M-L. (1998) Sakkyndighet og rett til behandling, Spesialpedagogikk, 2:26-32.

Bøker og læremidler​

PEKEBOK FOR VOKSNE [Pointing Book for Adults], Amundsen, 1990, Published by the National Association for Public Health, Oslo. This is a pointing book intended for people who, due to acquired brain injury, cannot make themselves understood using verbal speech, written communication or body language. The book is intended as an aid in the early phase after the injury has occurred

PEKETAVLE [Pointing tablet], Amundsen 1990, published by the Aphasia Association in Norway. This was a pointing tablet with pictures that was easy to carry, and that gave the aphasia patient the opportunity to answer yes or no to questions, and express that he was thirsty, hungry, needed to go to the toilet, or in pain. The pointing tablet is still used in hospitals and rehabilitation centers around the country.

LESEKORT [Reading cards], Amundsen, 1990, published by the National Association for Public Health. The cards are designed for young people and adults who, due to acquired brain injury, must learn to read and write again, but can also be used by children and young people with learning difficulties.

Pekbok for vuxna [Pointing Book for Adults], Amundsen, 1992, published by the Heart-Lung Association, Stockholm. The book resembles the Norwegian edition, but adapted to Swedish conditions.

Pegebog for voksne [Pointing Book for Adults], Amundsen, 1992, published by the Stroke and Heart Association, Copenhagen. The pointing book is also similar to the Norwegian edition, but adapted to Danish conditions. This book was also published in Iceland. 

VEIEN VIDERE - LESEBOK FOR VOKSNE [Looking Ahead – Reading Book for Adults], Amundsen 1994, published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Aphasia Association in Norway. This was the first reading book in Norway which was intended for young people and adults who had to learn to read again after they had alexia and agraphia after acquired brain injury. 

RINGENES MESTER - et spill for begreps- og lesetrening [Master of the Rings - a game for concepts and reading practice], Amundsen 1994, published by OKANI Teaching Aids, Bergen. Master of the Rings is a concept’s training game for preschool children, but can also be used by students with learning disabilities.

Lærebok for voksne- 96 [Textbook for adults], Amundsen 1996. PC-based data program intended for adults with learning difficulties or aphasia. The program was used in resource centers and PP offices around the country, and was one of the first PC-based educational tutorials which was released in Norway.

Å leve med afasi (book) [Living with Aphasia], Amundsen, Høy-Petersen, Sandmo and Sundet 1993. The book was published by the Norwegian Distance Education as a joint project between the Ministry of Social Affairs and Norwegian Distance Education.

MIN FØRSTE SKOLEBOK [My First Schoolbook], Amundsen/Zeiner, 2000, Ring binder consisting of tasks intended for preschool children’s last year in preschool. The assignments are intended to ensure that children have acquired basic concepts with a view to starting school.

Læreboka-03 [Textbook], Amundsen 2003, this is a PC-based learning program designed for children, adolescents and adults with reading and writing difficulties. The program is also intended for students with minority backgrounds.

ORION- 99, Amundsen, 2003, a PC-based test that detects literacy. By using repeated tests, this test can show individual progress. The test is intended for children, adolescents and adults with reading and writing difficulties. The reason that I developed this test was that there was a need for tests that could visualize individual effect of the special education.

MIN FØRSTE LESEBOK [My First Reading Book], Amundsen/Zeiner, 2001, published by Løvetannen Læremidler, Tønsberg. This is a reading book with uppercase letters and slow progression intended for beginner training.

ARBEIDSHEFTE, Min første lesebok [Workbook, My First Reading Book], Amundsen/Zeiner, 2001. The workbook follows the reading book’s methodology and can be used together with this.

LÆREBOKA  2011 [Textbook] - Amundsen,  Data-based program designed for beginner reading and writing, and older students with reading and writing difficulties. The program also includes training tasks in terms of numbers and telling time.

VEIVISEREN- 2012 [The Wizard]. Amundsen, Data-based literacy test. The test is designed to assess basic reading and writing skills. Test for auditory and visual working memory also contains test for visual working memory for presentation of images with shorter separation times. Test with manual can be freely downloaded:

Some chronicles  

  2. Politi og barnevern svikter [Police and Child Welfare Fail]. 2007
  3. En meningsfull skole for alle [A Meaningful School for All]. 2008
  4. Behov for alternative skoler [The Need for Alternative Schools]. 2009
  5. Barnevernet trenger varslere [Child Welfare Services Needs Whistleblowers] . 2009
  6. Kraftuttrykk i retten [Powerful Terminology in Court]. 2010
  7. Politiets yrkeskultur [The Police Work Culture]. 2010
  8. Nei til uverdig tvangsflytting! [No to Undignified Forced Relocation!] 2010
  9. Når rusomsorgen svikter [When Substance Abuse Care Fails]. 2011
  10. Med rett til å velge [With the Right to Choose]. 2014


Media 2016-2019


Når barn begår overgrep. Dagsrevyen 30/10-2018.



Mer kunnskap om gutter og seksuelle overgrep

NRK P1, 2018 Når barn er overgripere

Mer kunnskap om gutter og seksuelle overgrep

Aftenposten, 26/10-2017: ADHD og spesialundervisning

NRK P1, november 2017: Gutter og overgrep  ( lydfil )

Nettavisen august 2017( lydfil )                                    

NRK P1, august 2017: Trivsel viktigere enn bokstaver  ( lydfil )

NRK P1, juni 2017: Kompetansemål for andre klassetrinn  ( lydfil )

NRK P1, Juni 2017: Kommentar til Stortingsmelding 21  ( lydfil )


Mer kunnskap om gutter og seksuelle overgrep

NRK P1, 2018 Når barn er overgripere

Aftenposten, 26/10-2017: ADHD og spesialundervisning

NRK P1, november 2017: Gutter og overgrep  ( lydfil )

Nettavisen august 2017lydfil ) ( lydfil ) ( lydfil )

NRK P1, Juni 2017: Kommentar til Stortingsmelding 21  ( lydfil )

NRK P1, 2016: Tegneserier inn i varmen  ( lydfil )

NRK P1, 2016: Utsettelsesadferd  ( lydfil )