The aims of the study:

  • to adapt the short form version of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories into Finnish, to collect the norming data and to validate the method
  • to get further information on the early screening methods
  • to analyse the longitudinal developmental pathways of different domains (lexicon, phonology, morphology, syntax) of language

Principal investigator: Dr Suvi Stolt.

This study has been funded by Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

The aims of the study:

  • to adapt MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories III into Finnish, to collect the norming group and to validate the method
  • to analyse how different domains (lexicon, phonology, morphology, syntax) of language interact with each other during toddler years

Principal investigator: Dr Suvi Stolt.

This study will be accomplished in close collaboration with Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian and Polish researchers who are also adapting the CDI III in their respective languages.

The aims of the study:

  • to investigate the effect of very early parental language use and parental closeness on the language development during the 2nd year of life in very preterm children
  • to investigate the effect of very early parental language use and parental closeness on the language processing skills in very preterm children
  • to get further information on the screening methods of the very early language development in very preterm children
  • to get further information on the effect of background factors on the language development during the 2nd year of life in very preterm children

The LangLENA Study is part of the LENA Study (PI of the LENA Study: prof. Liisa Lehtonen).

The responsible researcher of the LangLENA Study: Dr Suvi Stolt.

The LangLENA Study is conducted in close collaboration with Turku University Hospital and with Tallinn's Children's Hospital.

The aims of the study:

  • to get information on the early language development of internationally adopted children
  • to get information on the effect of background factors on the language development of internationally adopted children
  • to get further information on the screening methods of early language development

The LangAdo Study is part of the FinAdo Study (PI:s of the FinAdo Study: Adj. professor Helena Lapinleimu, Dr Hanna Raaska & Prof. Marko Elovainio).

The responsible researcher of the LangAdo study: Dr Suvi Stolt.