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.

The FinCDI-SF Study (Sanaseula Study) has been funded by Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg 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 Norwegian and Estonian researchers who are also adapting the CDI III in their respective languages, and in collaboration with Dr Mårten Eriksson from Sweden.

The FinCDI-III Study (LEINIKKI Study) has been financed by Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation.

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

Principal Investigators of the APPLE II Study: prof. Liisa Lehtonen and prof. Suvi Stolt

APPLE II Study is part of the APPLE Study (PI: Prof. Liisa Lehtonen)

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