Photo of Ritva Torppa
  • PL 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20062019
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My main research interest is to study if and how musical activities involving singing improve speech perception and language skills and cortical functioning of children with hearing loss. The goal is to develop their rehabilitation and quality of life. The research methodologies include measurements of Event Related Potentials (ERPs), computer-based behavioural experiments and language tests.

Education/Academic qualification

Logopedics, University lecturer, PhD

Fields of Science

  • 6163 Logopedics
  • 515 Psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • 999 Others
  • Speech processing
  • Music perception
  • Auditory processing
  • Music perception and cognition, music analysis, performance
  • Rehabilitation of spoken language
  • Auditory working memory
  • Auditory attention
  • event-related potential (ERP
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Cochlear Implants

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

Publications 2006 2019

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, In : Ear and Hearing. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Why and how music can be used to rehabilitate and develop speech and language skills in hearing-impaired children

Torppa, R. & Huotilainen, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : Hearing Research. 380, p. 108-122 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Developmental links between speech perception in noise, singing, and cortical processing of music in children with cochlear implants

Torppa, R., Faulkner, A., Kujala, T., Huotilainen, M. & Lipsanen, J., Dec 2018, In : Music Perception. 36, 2, p. 156-174 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

The perception of prosody and associated auditory cues in early-implanted children: The role of auditory working memory and musical activities

Torppa, R., Faulkner, A., Huotilainen, M., Jaervikivi, J., Lipsanen, J., Laasonen, M. & Vainio, M., Mar 2014, In : International Journal of Audiology. 53, 3, p. 182-191 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Projects 2011 2017

The Role of Music in Families of Children with Hearing Loss

Torppa, R., Looi, V. & Kaila, E.

03/04/2017 → …

Project: Research project

Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster (CNC)

Brattico, E., Huotilainen, M., Iivonen, T., Istok, E., Jansson-Verkasalo, E. M. M., Koskinen, S. M., Korostenskaja, M., Krohn, K. I., Kujala, T., Kuuluvainen, S., Mittag, M., Mäki-Karjalainen, H. T., Lepistö, T., Lindström, R., Lovio, R. K., Novitski, N., Näätänen, R., Osipova, D., Paavilainen, P., Pakarinen, S., Partanen, E., Putkinen, V., Rämä, P., Shestakova, A., Seppänen, M. S. A., Simoens, V., Simola, P., Särkämö, T., Takegata, R., Teinonen, T. O., Tervaniemi, M., Torppa, R., van Zuijen, T., Ylinen, S., Krause, C., Hiltunen, S., Kuula-Paavola, L., Leminen, A., Pesonen, M. J., Alho, K., Gumenyuk, V., Degerman, A. S., Laari, S. P. K., Koistinen, S. M., Kujala, A. M., Rinne, T., Salmitaival, J. & Salo, E.

25/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Activities 2007 2018

Current results of research on music training in children with cochlear implant

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
19 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The MMN and P3a as an objective marker of auditory skills in CI users

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
20 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Role of singing in children with cochlear implants and their families

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
24 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Mitä musiikki antaa istutelapselle

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
12 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Musiikin havaitseminen ja musiikin rooli lasten perheissä

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
5 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Newspaper article: Sampo-lehti, Finland

Ritva Liisa Torppa

22/12/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Radio interview: Radio France (francemusique)

Ritva Liisa Torppa

07/12/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

TV interview: YLE/Prisma studio

Ritva Liisa Torppa

01/02/2010

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media