Ahonen Timo, Professori / Professor / Emeritus

Ahonen Timo, Professori / Professor / Emeritus
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Timo Ahonen is professor of developmental psychology. He has clinical backgroud in clinical child neuropsycholgy. He is also the member of the board of the university 2014-

Areas of Interest

Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Neuropsychology

Learning Disabilities and Developmental Neuropsychology

Research Areas

The Relevance and Benefits of my Research

Focus of my research has been on understanding of the individual differences in development and learning. My main orientation in research and in clinical work is based on developmental neuropsychology. I have tried to understand, why some children struggle with development and learning of new skills. I have done with my colleagues e.g. the population based longitudinal study from 5 to 18 years of motor learning disabilities (DCD) that is one of the most cited reference of prevalence and percistency of DCD to the adolescence. The study described the perceptual motor, educational and social outcome of early motor delay. In addition to DCD I have studied also other learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. mathematical learning disabilities, specific language impairment), especially dyslexia. The most important has been the Jyväskylä longitudinal Study of Dyslexia from birth to 20. Longitudinal research will assist us to understand the difficulties of those 10-15% of children who struggle with learning, and what kind of psychological or educational help they may benefit.

Recent Publications

List of Publications 2000-2007

List of Publications 2008 ->

Teaching (list of courses)

Developmental psychology

Rehabilitation of learning disabilities and neurocognitive disorders in children and adults