Marja Laasonen

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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. 

Latest publications

  1. 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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  2. 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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. 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, 24.

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Latest activities

  1. Utrecht University

    Marja Laasonen (Visiting researcher)
    8 Nov 20179 Nov 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  2. University of Zagreb

    Marja Laasonen (Visiting researcher)
    14 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  3. University of Limerick

    Marja Laasonen (Visiting researcher)
    4 May 20175 May 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

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Latest projects

  1. Longitudinal Study of Cognition

    Hokkanen, L., Laasonen, M., Virta, M., Tuulio-Henriksson, A. & Launes, J. T.

    Jalmari ja Rauha Ahokkaan säätiö, Kela Social Insurance Inst Finland, Juho Vainion Säätiö, Diabetestutkimussäätiö Stiftelsen för Diabetesforskning, Yrjö Jahnssonin säätiö

    01/07/201431/12/2018

    Project: Research project

  2. DyAdd

    Laasonen, M., Hokkanen, L., Service, M. E. & Virsu, V.

    01/08/2005 → …

    Project: Research project

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