Who, what, where & when?

My name is Satu Järvinen.
I´m a 43- year-old doctoral candidate and writer from Turku, Finland. My first non-fiction book was released in February 2012.
It tells both theoretical and empirical facts about living with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Title: Järjenjuoksuja. Elämää CP-vamman kanssa (In Finnish).

My autobiographical poetry collection was published in 2016. Title: Elämää kelaten (In Finnish).

Education: Master of Education, University of Turku, 1999.

Work:
Teacher of special pedagogy, (mostly) Open University of Turku, 1996- and teacher of education 2008-

Fields of interests: Because of my own disability Cerebral Palsy, I´m really interested in many topics of special pedagogy. Inclusive education from early education to higher education is one of my main "missions". Learning disabilities as life-long phenomena, especially dyslexia, are quite general and very interesting issues too.

My current research project: From Shame to Pride: Empowerment of People with Cerebral Palsy.

You can read my poster


I´m also a member of some Finnish associations for disabled people. Earlier I had few confidential posts in them too, but nowadays I play more invisible role in such acttvities. I try to make things better mostly by writing articles and columns, giving lectures etc.

Music and literature have always been very important to me. I have played the piano since I was about six years old, and I read a lot; easily more than one book a day. I am a blogger too. Social media, especially facebook, is a good way to communicate with people from all over the world.

You can send e-mails to: satu.jarvinen@utu.fi