Heikki J. Lyytinen is Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology , University of Jyväskylä (UJ). He directs the Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Dyslexia in which children at familial risk for dyslexia have been followed from birth. This research is executed in the Academy of Finland's Center of Excellence "Human Development and Its Risk Factors", of which he is co-Director.
His recent research focusses on early identification and prevention of reading disorders among readers of regular orthographies. The special emphasis in developing preventive measures goes to computer supported training - one of the themes centrally present in Agora Research Center where he works, and where he is also as the Chair of its Board. He is in a similar status in Niilo Mäki Foundation which funds the Institute, and, whose goals include R&D work concerning learning disorders, their prevention and remediation, and the training of experts who are able to provide best possible knowledge and skills for helping children who have developmental neurocognitive problems. His awards received to date include the Wolmar Schildt Award.