Helena Taubner

Assistans Professor of Special Education
Department of Communication and Behavioral Sciences , School of Education and Communication

Helena Taubner is an assistant professor (senior lecturer) in special education at HLK, Jönköping University. 

Her PhD degree, from Halmstad University, is in Health and Lifestyle with a specialization in Disability Research. Her interdisciplinary background contains computational linguistics, educational technology, disability studies and communication science. Her PhD thesis from 2019 is about living with the linguistic disability aphasia. During her time as a postdoctoral researcher at Halmstad University, she focused on employment sustainability for people with intellectual disability. 

Helena has also been a researcher at Marie Cederschiöld University in Stockholm, where she was involved in a project about implementing the method Active Support in group homes for people with intellectual disability. 

At JU, Helena is part of the CHILD research group. Her research and teaching is about the intersection between disability, lifelong learning and communication.

Article

Taubner, H., Tideman, M., Carin, S. (2023). People with intellectual disability and employment sustainability: A qualitative interview study JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, 36(1), 78-86. More information
Taubner, H., Tideman, M., Nyman, C. (2022). Employment Sustainability for People with Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review Journal of occupational rehabilitation, 32, 353-364. More information
Taubner, H., Hallén, M. (2021). Success Stories: Narrative Types in Swedish Journalistic Newspaper Articles about Living with Aphasia The European Journal of Health Communication, 2(1), 56-76. More information
Taubner, H., Hallén, M., Wengelin, Å. (2020). Still the same? – Self-identity dilemmas when living with post-stroke aphasia in a digitalised society Aphasiology, 34(3), 300-318. More information
Taubner, H. (2019). Increased Agency through Screens and Co-Creation – Literacy Practices within a Group of People with Aphasia at a Swedish Folk High School Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 21(1), 197-206 Stockholm: Stockholm University Press . More information
Taubner, H., Hallén, M., Wengelin, Å. (2017). Signs of aphasia: Online identity and stigma management in post-stroke aphasia Cyberpsychology : Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 11(1) Brno: Masarykova Univerzita . More information

Doctoral thesis

Taubner, H. (2019). Afasi och narrativt aktörskap – mediebilder, självberättelser och multimodala litteracitetspraktiker (Doctoral thesis, Halmstad: Halmstad University Press). More information

Book chapter

Taubner, H., Hallén, M., Wengelin, Å. (2020). Stories of self when living with aphasia in a digitalized society. In: Chalotte Glintborg & Manuel L. de la Mata (Ed.), Identity Construction and Illness Narratives in Persons with Disabilities (pp. 20 -35). Abingdon: Routledge More information

Conference paper

Taubner, H., Tideman, M., Staland-Nyman, C. (2023). Long-term employment for people with intellectual disability. NNDR Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 10-12 May 2023. More information
Taubner, H. (2021). Success Stories – Narrative Types in Swedish Journalistic Newspaper Articles about Living with Aphasia. Nordic Aphasia Event (NAC), Online, 10 June, 2021. More information
Taubner, H. (2019). Multimodality as a key to identity re-negotiation when living with post-stroke aphasia in a digitalised society. Nordic Aphasia Conference, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 13-15 June 2019. More information
Taubner, H. (2017). Online and offline re-negotiation of self when living with post-stroke aphasia. Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR) 14th Research Conference, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, May 3-5, 2017. More information
Taubner, H. (2017). Online and offline re-negotiation of identity when living with post-stroke aphasia. Nordic Aphasia Conference, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15-17 June, 2017. More information
Taubner, H. (2017). “At least I can walk” – online re-negotiation of identity in post-stroke aphasia. Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, 23 June, 2017. More information
Taubner, H. (2016). Online communication as improved stigma management in post-stroke aphasia. Language, Literacy and Identity International Conference, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, July 1-2, 2016. More information
Taubner, H. (2016). Online re-negotiation of identity in post-stroke aphasia. International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (IARC) 2016, City University of London, London, United Kingdom, December 14-16, 2016. More information

Other publications

Taubner, H. (2022). Afasilinjer på folkhögskola [video]. More information

Report

Tideman, M., Staland Nyman, C., Taubner, H. (2024). Att få och behålla ett arbete: Hållbarhet i arbetslivet för personer med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning. Stockholm: Försäkringskassan More information
Tideman, M. Björne, P. Appelgren, M. Aspling, J. Hellberg, D. Lövgren, V. , ... Taubner H. (2021). Vuxna med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning och covid-19-pandemin: personernas egna erfarenheter av hur pandemin påverkat deras vardagsliv. Stockholm: Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola; Umeå universitet; Malmö stad; Högskolan Halmstad More information