Leila Paavola-Ruotsalainen

PhD, Adjunct Professor
University Lecturer

Faculty of Humanities

Leila Paavola-Ruotsalainen

I am a University Lecturer/Researcher and a certified SLT who is working at the Faculty of Humanities, Research Unit of Logopedics, Child Language Research Center at University of Oulu, Finland. My research interests are in the field of parent-child interaction, child prelinguistic communicative skills and social-emotional development and their role in later language outcomes. In addition, I have been involved in developing assessment methods for speech and language. My scientific collaboration is multidisciplinary.

Research interests

  • Early vocabulary acquisition
  • Prelinguistic skills
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Parent-based intervention

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Visiting address

Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1
University of Oulu

Postal address

Reseach Unit of Logopedics
P.O.Box 1000
90014 University of Oulu