Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Marja Laasonen is an adjunct professor and principal investigator at the University of Helsinki,  as well as a researcher at the Helsinki University Hospital. Since 2021, Laasonen's main position has been Professor of Logopedics (Speech-Language Therapy) at the University of Eastern Finland. In addition to extensive experience as a clinician, Laasonen has conducted research for 20 years in the areas of developmental and learning difficulties including dyslexia, ADHD, ASD, and developmental language disorders. The specific focus of her research has been the general information-processing mechanisms associated with these disorders. In the most important recent project, Laasonen concentrates on developmental language disorders at multiple levels of analysis in a longitudinal setting. 

Education/Academic qualification

University pedagogics, Teacher, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 24 Nov 2020

Special psychologist in neuropsychology, University of Helsinki

Doctor of psychology, University of Helsinki

Adjunct professor, University of Helsinki

External positions

Professor, Itä-Suomen yliopisto

2021 → …

Professor, Turun yliopisto


Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.