Recent Publications 2007-2015

Below is a publication list of selected scientific publications since 2007 from our research group. Our aim is to deliver evidence-based and scientifically studied learning games.

PhD dissertations related to GraphoGame

Heikkilä, Riikka 2015. Rapid automatized naming and reading fluency in children with Iearning difficulties. University of Jyväskylä.

Puhakka, Suzanne 2015. Digital solutions for multilingual learning environments: The case of GraphoGameTM adaptations in Kenya. University of Jyväskylä.

Ktisti, Christiana 2015. Computer-based remediation for learning difficulties in a consistent orthography: Comparing the effects of two theory-driven programs. University of Cyprus.

Jere-Folotiya, Jacqueline 2014. Influence of Grade One Teachers and Graphogame on Initial Literacy Acquisition: Lusaka District”. University of Jyväskylä / University of Zambia.

Nakeva von Mentzer, Cecilia 2014. Rethinking Sound: Computer-assisted reading intervention with a phonics approach for deaf and hard of hearing children using cochlear implants or hearing aids. Linköping University.

Peltomaa, Kaisa 2014. “Opinkohan mä lukemaan?”: lukivaikeuksien tunnistaminen ja kuntouttaminen alkuopetusvaiheessa. University of Jyväskylä.

Pennala, Riitta 2013. Perception and learning of Finnish quantity: study in children with reading disabilities and familial risk for dyslexia and Russian second-language learners. University of Jyväskylä.

Ronimus, Miia 2012. Digitaalisen oppimispelin motivoivuus: havaintoja Ekapeliä pelanneista lapsista. University of Jyväskylä.

Oksanen, Annamaija 2012. Auditiivisen ja kielellisen harjoittelun vaikutus kolmannella luokalla olevien heikkojen lukijoiden lukutaitoon. University of Jyväskylä.

Ketonen, Ritva 2010. Dysleksiariski oppimisen haasteena. Fonologisen tietoisuuden interventio ja lukemaan oppiminen. University of Jyväskylä.

Saine, Nina 2010. On the Rocky Road of Reading: Effects of Computer-assisted Reading Intervention for At-risk Children. University of Jyväskylä.

Huemer, Sini 2009. Training reading skills: towards fluency. University of Jyväskylä.

Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta 2009. Lukemisen vaikeuden kuntoutus ensiluokkalaisilla: Kolme pedagogista interventiota. University of Helsinki.

Peer-reviewed articles 2015

Ojanen E., Ronimus M., Ahonen T., Chansa-Kabali T., February P., Jere-Folotiya J., Kauppinen K-P., Ketonen R., Ngorosho D., Pitkänen M., Puhakka S., Sampa F., Walubita G., Yalukanda C., Pugh K., Richardson U., Serpell R.. and Lyytinen H. (2015) GraphoGame – a catalyst for multi-level promotion of literacy in diverse contexts. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:671

Puhakka, S., Richardson, U., & Lyytinen, H. 2015. Technology enhanced literacy learning in multilingual Sub-Saharan Africa : The case of GraphoGame Kikuyu and Kiswahili adaptations in Kenya. Eds. Piet A. M. Kommers, Pedro Isaias and Tomayess Issa “Perspectives on Social Media: A Yearbook,” 183-190.

Mourgues, C., Tan, M., Hein, S., Ojanen, E., Reich, O., Lyytinen, H., & Grigorenko, E. (in press). Paired associate learning tasks and their contribution to reading skills. Learning and Individual Differences, available online.

Peer-reviewed articles 2014

Ronimus, M. & Richardson, U. 2014. Digital game-based training of early reading skills: overview of the GraphoGame method in a highly transparent orthography. Estudios de Psicologia, 35 (3), 648-661.

Jere-Folotiya, J., Chansa-Kabali, T., Munachaka, J., Sampa, F., Yalukanda, C., Westerholm, J., Richardson, U., Serpell, R., Lyytinen. H. (2014): The effect of using a mobile literacy game to improve literacy levels of grade one students in Zambian schools. Educational Technology Research and Development, August 2014, Volume 62, Issue 4, 417-436.

Papadopoulos, T., Ktisti, C., Christoforou, C., Loizou, M. (2014).  Cognitive and Linguistic Dynamics of Reading Remediation. A Tribute to J. P. Das. In: Papadopoulos, T., Parrila, R.,  Kirby, J. (2014). Cognition, Intelligence, and Achievement. Academic Press.  311-343.

Nakeva von Mentzer, C., Lyxell, B., Sahlén, B., Dahlström, Ö., Lindgren, M., Ors, M., Kallioinen, P. & Uhlén, I. (2014). Computer-assisted reading intervention with a phonics approach for children using cochlear implants or hearing aids. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.  Article first published online: 30 JUL 2014; DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12149

Richardson, U. & Lyytinen, H. (2014).  The GraphoGame method: The theoretical and methodological background of the technology-enhanced learning environment for learning to read. Human Technology, 10 (1), 39-60.

Kamykowska, Joanna, Haman, Ewa , Latvala, Juha-Matti , Richardson, Ulla & Lyytinen Heikki 2014. Developmental changes of early reading skills in six-year-old polish children and graphogame as a computer-based intervention to support them L1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 13-14, 1573-1731

Ronimus, M., Kujala, J., Tolvanen, A., & Lyytinen, H. (2014). Children’s engagement during digital game-based learning of reading: The effects of time, rewards, and challenge. Computers & Education, 71, February 2014, 237-246.

Peer-reviewed articles 2013

Heikkilä, R., Aro, M., Närhi, V., Westerholm, J. & Ahonen, T. (2013). Does training in syllable recognition improve reading speed? A computer-based trial with poor readers from second and third grade. Scientific Studies of Reading, 17(6), 398-414.

Nakeva von Mentzer, C., Lyxell, B., Sahlén, B.,  Malin, W., Lindgren, M., Ors, M., Kallioinen, P., Uhlén, I. (2013). Computer-assisted training of phoneme–grapheme correspondence for children who are deaf and hard of hearing: Effects on phonological processing skills.International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Volume 77, Issue 12, December 2013, 2049–2057.

Pennala, R., Richardson, R., Ylinen, S., Lyytinen, H., & Martin, M. (2013). Computer game as a tool for training identification of phonemic lenght. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 2013; Early Online: 1–10. doi:10.3109/14015439.2013.810302.

Ojanen, E., Kujala, J., Richardson, U., & Lyytinen, H. (2013). Technology-Enhanced Literacy Learning in Zambia: Observations from a Multilingual Literacy Environment. Insights on Learning Disabilities: From Prevailing Theories to Validated Practices, 10 (2), 103-127.

Bhide, A., Power, A., & Goswami, U. (2013). A Rhythmic Musical Intervention for Poor Readers: A Comparison of Efficacy With a Letter-Based Intervention. Mind, Brain, and Education, 7 (2), 113-123.

Kyle, F., Kujala, J.V., Richardson, U., Lyytinen, H., & Goswami, U. (2013). Assessing the effectiveness of two theoretically motivated computer-assisted reading interventions in the United Kingdom: GG Rime and GG Phoneme. Reading Research Quarterly, 48 (1), 61-76.

Bach, S., Richardson, U., Brandeis, D., Martin, E., & Brem, S. (2013). Print- specific multimodal brain activation in kindergarten improves prediction of reading skills in second grade. NeuroImage, 82, 605-615.

Peer-reviewed articles 2012

Lovio, R., Halttunen, A., Lyytinen, H., Näätänen, R., & Kujala, T. (2012). Reading skill and neural processing accuracy improvement after a 3-hour intervention in preschoolers with difficulties in reading-related skills, Brain Research, 1448, 42-55.

Lyytinen, H., & Lampola M. (2012). Tieteen tuloksista maailmalle – haasteita esimerkkien valossa. Tiedepolitiikka, 37 (2), 7-16.

Peer-reviewed articles 2011

Aro, M., Huemer, S., Heikkilä, R., & Mönkkönen, V. (2011). Sujuva lukutaito suomalaislapsen haasteena. Psykologia, 46 (2-3), 153-155.

Guttorm, T.K., Alho-Näveri, L., Richardson, U., & Lyytinen, H. (2011). Brain activation measures in predicting reading skills and evaluating intervention effects in children at risk for dyslexia. In P. McCardle, B. Miller, J. R. Lee & O.J.L. Tzeng (Eds.), Dyslexia Across Languages: Orthography and the Brain-Gene-Behavior Link. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, 133-140.

Latvala, J.-M., & Lyytinen, H. (2011). LukiMat ja Ekapeli – ennaltaehkäisevää tukea suomalaisille lukiriskilapsille. Psykologia, 46 (2-3), 147-152.

Lyytinen, H. (2011) Lukivaikeuden varhainen tunnistus ja ennaltaehkäisy on mahdollista. Psykologia, 46 (2-3), 156-157.

Lyytinen, H., Havimäki, S-M., Latvala, J-M., Lampola, M., & Richardson, U. (2011). Ekapeli: oppimispeli lukemisen ydintaitojen harjoittamiseen. In A. Hautamäki & K. Oksanen (Eds.) Yliopisto palveluinnovaatioiden kehittäjänä. Jyväskylän yliopisto, Agora Center, Jyväskylä, 114-134.

Richardson, U., Aro, M., & Lyytinen, H. (2011). Prevention of reading difficulties in highly transparent Finnish. In P. McCardle, J. Ren, & O. Tzeng (Eds.). Dyslexia Across Languages: Orthography and the Brain-Gene-Behavior Link. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishers Co, 65-72.

Saine, N. L., Lerkkanen, M.-K., Ahonen, T., Tolvanen, A., & Lyytinen, H. (2011). Computer-assisted remedial reading intervention for school beginners at-risk for reading disability. Child Development, 82(3), 1013–1028.

Peer-reviewed articles 2010

Brem, S., Bach, S., Kucian, K., Kujala, J.V., Guttorm, T. K., Martin, E., Lyytinen, H., Brandeis, D., & Richardson, U. (2010). Brain sensitivity to print emerges when children learn letter-speech sound correspondences. PNAS. 107 (17), 7939-7944.

Heinola, K., Latvala, J-M., Heikkilä, R., & Lyytinen, H. (2010). Lukutaidon ennustaminen esikouluiässä – Lapsen tuen tarpeen tunnustaminen lukemaan oppimisessa ensimmäisellä ja toisella luokalla. NMI-Bulletin, 20 (4), 35-49.

Kujala, J., Richardson, U., & Lyytinen, H. (2010). Estimation and visualization of confusability of matrices from adaptive measurement data. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54, 196-207.

Kujala, J., Richardson, U., & Lyytinen, H. (2010). A Bayesian-optimal principle for learner-friendly adaptation in learning games. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54(2), 247-255.

Lyytinen, H. (2010) State-of-Science Review: New Technologies and Interventions for Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia in Finnish as a Case Study. In Cooper, C., J. Field, Goswami, U., & Jenkis, R., B.J. Sahakian (Eds). Mental Capital and Mental Wellbeing. UK: Office of Science and Innovation. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 859-866.

McCandliss, B.D. (2010). Educational neuroscience: The early years (Commentary). PNAS, (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1003431107).

Saine, N. L., Lerkkanen, M.-K., Ahonen, T., Tolvanen, A., & Lyytinen, H. (2010). Predicting word-level reading fluency outcomes in three contrastive groups: Remedial and computer-assisted remedial reading intervention, and mainstream instruction. Learning and Individual Differences, 20, 402-414.

Peer-reviewed articles 2009

Lyytinen, H., Erskine, J., Kujala, J., Ojanen, E., & Richardson, U. (2009). In search of a science-based application: A learning tool for reading acquisition. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 50, 668–675.

Richardson, U., & Lyytinen, H. (2009). Lukivaikeutta ennaltaehkäisevä harjoittelu. In O. Aaltonen, R. Aulanko, A. Iivonen, A. Klippi & M. Vainio (Eds.) “Puhuva ihminen –Puhetieteiden perusteet” (Speaking man –Basics in Speech Sciences). Otava, Helsinki, 283-291.

Räsänen, P., Salminen, J., Wilson, A.J., Aunio, P., & Dehaene, S. (2009). Computer-assisted intervention for children with low numeracy skills. Cognitive Development, 24, 450-472.

Peer-reviewed articles 2008

Hintikka, S., Landerl, K., Aro, M., & Lyytinen, H. (2008). Training Reading Fluency: Is it important to practice oral articulation and is generalization possible? Annals of Dyslexia, 58, 59-79.

Peer-reviewed articles 2007

Lyytinen, H., Ronimus, M., Alanko, A., Poikkeus, A. & Taanila, M. (2007). Early identification of dyslexia and the use of computer game-based practice to support reading acquisition. Nordic Psychology, 59 (2), 109-126.

Vilenius, M., Kujala, J. V., Richardson, U., Lyytinen, H., & Okamoto, T. (2007). Bayesian Student Modelling in a Finnish Language Learning Program. IEICE Technical Report, Vol. 106, No. 583, ET2006-139, 191-196.