Marja Laasonen
Professor, PhD

Professor, Psychology (Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology)
Professor, Speech and Language Pathology (Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology)

marja.laasonen@utu.fi







Areas of expertise
Clinical neuropsyhology, dyslexia, SLI, DLD, neuropsychiatric disorders

Biography

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

In addition to her extensive experience as a clinical neuropsychologist, Laasonen has conducted research for over 20 years in the areas of development and learning as well as their difficulties in both children and adults. Language-related and language-based developmental and learning difficulties have been the specific focus, that is, developmental dyslexia, cognition in cleft lip and palate, and, more recently, developmental language disorder (DLD). The specific focus of her research has been the general information processing mechanisms associated with these disorders. In the most important recent projects, Laasonen concentrates on developmental language disorders at multiple levels of analysis in a longitudinal setting (tiny.cc/helsli), differences and similarities between dyslexia and ADHD, at multiple levels of analysis, (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/project-dyadd) as well as interventions for children with DLD and developmental dyslexia.



Publications
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Diminished brain responses to second-language words are linked with native-language literacy skills in dyslexia (2019)
Neuropsychologia
Sari Ylinen, Katja Junttila, Marja Laasonen, Paul Iverson, Lauri Ahonen, Teija Kujala
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Kognitio ja kielelliset taidot monikielisyydessä ja kehityksellisessä kielihäiriössä (HelSLI-seurantatutkimus) (2018) Monimuotoinen monikielisyys Smolander Sini, Plym Jade, Arkkila Eva, Kunnari Sari, Laasonen Marja
(
A3 Book chapter)

Out of focus - Brain attention control deficits in adult ADHD (2018)
Brain Research
Juha Salmitaival, Viljami Salmela, Emma Salo, Katri Mikkola, Sami Leppämäki, Pekka Tani, Laura Hokkanen, Marja Laasonen, Jussi Numminen, Kimmo Alho
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Understanding developmental language disorder -The Helsinki longitudinal SLI study (HelSLI): A study protocol (2018)
BMC Psychology
Marja Laasonen, Sini Smolander, Pekka Lahti-Nuuttila, Miika Leminen, Hanna-Reetta Lajunen,
Kati Heinonen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Todd M. Bailey, Emmanuel M. Pothos, Teija Kujala,
Paavo H. T. Leppänen, Christopher W. Bartlett, Ahmed Geneid, Leena Lauronen, Elisabet Service,
Sari Kunnari, Eva Arkkila

(
B1 Journal article)

Uudistunut neuropsykologian erikoispsykologikoulutus - näkökulmia kuntoutuksen opiskeluun ja osaamistavoitteisiin (2018)
Kuntoutus
Virta M., Klenberg L., Laasonen M., Hokkanen L.
(
B1 Journal article)

"Kuka? Missä? Milloin?" JOOM-lomake väitöskirjan ohjausprosessin jäsentämiseen (2017)
Yliopistopedagogiikka
Daria Gritsenko, Tanja Holopainen, Marja Laasonen, Katja Lehtisaari ja Taina Ruuskanen
(
B1 Journal article)

Monikielisyys on rikkaus ja haaste (2017) Kunnari S., Smolander S., & Laasonen M.
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Neurocognitive Functions in 3- to 15-Year-Old Children: An International Comparison. (2017)
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Rosenqvist, Lahti-Nuuttila, Urgesi, Holdnack, Kemp, Laasonen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Polku asiantuntijuuteen: Miten ohjaajat ja vertaiset voivat tukea jatko-opiskelijan kehittymistä itsenäiseksi tutkijaksi (2017)
Yliopistopedagogiikka
Gritsenko D., Holopainen T., Laasonen M., Lehtisaari K. & Ruuskanen T.
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Sluggish cognitive tempo in children and adolescents with higher functioning autism spectrum disorders: Social impairments and internalizing symptoms (2017)
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
Reinvall O., Kujala T., Voutilainen A., Moisio A., Lahti-Nuuttila P., Laasonen M.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Behavioral and electrophysiological indicators of auditory distractibility in children with ADHD and comorbid ODD (2016)
Brain Research
Oja L, Huotilainen M, Nikkanen E, Oksanen-Hennah H, Laasonen M, Voutilainen A, von Wendt L, Alho K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Näkökulmia kielellisten taitojen arviointiin ja kielellisen vaikeuden tunnistamiseen monikielisellä lapsella. (2016)
Puhe ja kieli
Sini Smolander, Sari Kunnari, Marja Laasonen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Psychiatric symptoms in children and adolescents with higher functioning autism spectrum disorders on the Development and Well-Being Assessment (2016)
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Reinvall O, Moisio AL, Lahti-Nuuttila P, Voutilainen A, Laasonen M, Kujala T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Relationship of TV watching, computer use, and reading to children's neurocognitive functions (2016)
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Johanna Rosenqvist, Pekka Lahti-Nuuttila, James Holdnack, Sally L. Kemp, Marja Laasonen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Attrition in a 30-year follow-up of a perinatal birth risk cohort: factors change with age (2014)
PeerJ
Launes J, Hokkanen L, Laasonen M, Tuulio-Henriksson A, Virta M, Lipsanen J, Tienari PJ, Michelsson K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Preschoolers' recognition of emotional expressions: relationships with other neurocognitive capacities. (2014)
Child Neuropsychology
Rosenqvist Johanna, Lahti-Nuuttila Pekka, Laasonen Marja, Korkman Marit
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Project DyAdd: implicit learning in adult dyslexia and ADHD. (2014)
Annals of Dyslexia
Marja Laasonen, Jenni Väre, Henna Oksanen-Hennah, Sami Leppämäki, Pekka Tani, Hanna Harno, Laura Hokkanen, Emmanuel Pothos, Axel Cleeremans
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The perception of prosody and associated auditory cues in early-implanted children: The role of auditory working memory and musical activities (2014)
International Journal of Audiology
Ritva Torppa, Andrew Faulkner, Minna Huotilainen, Juhani Järvikivi, Jari Lipsanen, Marja Laasonen, Martti Vainio
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Development of Face Recognition in 5-to 15-Year-Olds (2013)
Journal of Cognition and Development
Kinnunen Suna, Korkman Marit, Laasonen Marja, Lahti-Nuuttila Pekka
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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