About Us

RALLA is about expertise, educational competence and enthusiasm.


”Skills can always be learnt. That is why seemingly minor positive experiences in childhood may result in great things in the future.”

With friends, a child enters a world where rules of play are negotiated together, new experiences are shared accompanied with stories, and friendships are formed. As such, children need various interaction skills with their peers. Communication has great power in the interactive relationships between children as well as between adults because, in the end, everything important in life comes down to interaction.

I have a strong background in research and education. In my doctoral thesis, I studied children’s peer relationships and bullying in a pre-school peer group. The research perspective is that the development of peer relationship skills supports intervention in bullying even before children start actual school. I am happy that at RALLA I can do my part to ensure that we offer children the best possible abilities for how to operate with friends.

Education: PhD, M.Soc.Sc., teaching qualification
Keywords:friendship skills, peer relationship skills, group activities, interaction, early education, education

Email: vilja.laaksonen@ralla.fi
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vilja-laaksonen-1b733b67
Twitter: @ViljaLaaksonen


“Play is the most important thing in the world and the best shared arena of activities for children and parents.”

In my work as an occupational therapist, I was inspired to think about the importance of play for children’s development and as a basic starting point of learning and a place of participation. As a researcher, I have delved even deeper into the fascinating world of play.

I have developed a play assessment method with the working name RALLA or play assessment for group settings. Today, RALLA is much more. It is a company and a service concept aimed at producing researched and reliable tools for the use of early education and rehabilitation professionals. I have worked in everyday rehabilitation with children and helped train future experts for a long time.

Education: PhD, LicHSc, Occupational Therapist and Pedagogue
Keywords : Play skills, activity skills, assessment, occupational therapy, early education, education

Email: tiina.lautamo@ralla.fi
Linkedin: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/tiina-lautamo-10445727