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Curriculum vitae

Marja Laasonen is a university lecturer in clinical child neuropsychology at the University of Helsinki, principal investigator and a clinical neuropsychologist at the Helsinki University Hospital, and professor of child and adolescent psychology at the University of Turku. 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

Special psychologist in neuropsychology, University of Helsinki

Doctor of psychology, University of Helsinki

Adjunct professor, University of Helsinki

External positions

Professor, Turun yliopisto

1 Jan 2016 → …

Keywords

  • 515 Psychology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1997 2019

Diminished brain responses to second-language words are linked with native-language literacy skills in dyslexia

Ylinen, S., Junttila, K., Laasonen, M., Iverson, P., Ahonen, L. & Kujala, T., Jan 2019, In : Neuropsychologia. 122, p. 105-115 11 p.

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Links of prosodic stress perception and musical activities to language skills of children with CIs and normal hearing

Torppa, R., Faulkner, A., Laasonen, M., Lipsanen, J. & Sammler, D., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ear and Hearing.

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Out of focus – brain attention control deficits in adult ADHD

Salmi, J., Salmela, V., Salo, E., Mikkola, K., Leppämäki, S., Tani, P., Hokkanen, L., Laasonen, M., Numminen, J. & Alho, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Brain Research . 1692, p. 12-22 11 p.

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Understanding developmental language disorder -The Helsinki longitudinal SLI study (HelSLI): A study protocol

Laasonen, M., Smolander, S., Lahti-Nuuttila, P., Leminen, M., Lajunen, H-R., Heinonen, K., Pesonen, A-K., Bailey, T. M., Pothos, E. M., Kujala, T., Leppänen, P. H. T., Bartlett, C. W., Geneid, A., Lauronen, L., Service, E., Kunnari, S. & Arkkila, E., 2018, In : BMC Psychology. 6, 1, 13 p., 24.

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Projects 2005 2018

Activities 2015 2017

  • 7 Academic visit to other institution

University of Zagreb

Marja Laasonen (Visiting researcher)
14 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

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University of Limerick

Marja Laasonen (Visiting researcher)
4 May 20175 May 2017

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Utrecht University

Marja Laasonen (Visiting researcher)
8 Nov 20179 Nov 2017

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University of Seville

Marja Laasonen (Visiting researcher)
6 Mar 201710 Mar 2017

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University of Iceland

Marja Laasonen (Visiting researcher)
7 Apr 20168 Apr 2016

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