LEARNING DISABILITIES

Second cycle degree in APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: BARBARA CARRETTI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Cognitive Psychology and of Principles of Psychological Assessment
Examination methods: Open questions
Course unit contents: The Course intends to promote knowledge and clinical skills on the neural and cognitive bases of learning disabilities. Assessment and intervention procedures will be presented and the students will be involved in practical activities
1. Definition and identification procedures
2. Assessment of reading, writing and mathematics. Neuropsychological assessment
3. Types of intervention
4. Other profiles of disorders (e.g. Language disorders, comorbidity with ADHD)
5. Computational and neural models of reading and calculation
6. Cognitive and neural bases of dyslexia
7. Cognitive and neural bases of dyscalculia