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School of Psychology
NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION
Course unit
DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND REHABILITATION
PSN1032196, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION (Ord. 2017)
PS1091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND REHABILITATION
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-PS1091-000ZZ-2017-PSN1032196-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA FACOETTI M-PSI/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 09/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 FACOETTI ANDREA (Presidente)
FRANCESCHINI SANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
GORI SIMONE (Membro Effettivo)
PRIFTIS KONSTANTINOS (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: -Basic cognitive functions (attention, perception, memory, learning and language);
-Main paradigms and tasks to measure the basic cognitive functions;
-Main neuroanatomical bases of basic cognitive functions;
-Main techniques for the study of neurobiological basic cognitive functions.
Target skills and knowledge: -From Genes to behavior: a tortuous relationship;
-The Role of genes in determining the probability of a neurodevelopmental disorder;
-The Role of the environment in determining the probability of a neurodevelopmental disorder;
-Cognitive neuropsychology vs. Interactive specialization;
-Sensory perceptual and attentional disorders in developmental dyslexia and specific language impairment;
-Sensory, attentional and perceptual disorders in developmental dyscalculia;
-Sensory, attentional and perceptual disorders in autism;
-Neuropsychological rehabilitation of specific learning and language;
-Neuropsychological rehabilitation in autism.
Examination methods: Written Exam (questions with multiple choice) with oral Integration (optional) during the registration.

N.B. the exam topics will refer not only to the chapters of the book adopted, but also the contents explained in class.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the preparation of the student will be based on an understanding of the arguments, on the acquisition of concepts and methodologies proposed and the ability to apply them in an autonomous and aware way.
Course unit contents: -Direction for the neuropsychology of the development;
-Major neurocognitive hypothesis of dyslexia;
-Major neurocognitive hypothesis of specific language impairment;
-Major neurocognitive hypothesis of developmental dyscalculia;
-Major neurocognitive hypothesis of autism spectrum disorders;
-Major techniques for the rehabilitation of neurodevelopmental disorders;
-Neuropsychological rehabilitation;
-Rehabilitation through the use of video games;
-Rehabilitation through the use of perceptual learning;
-Rehabilitation through the use of neurostimulation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and laboratory experience in which small groups of students discuss relevant scientific paper of developmental neuropsychology.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides of the lectures will be uploaded on the appropriate website of the professor.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • S. Vicari & M.C. Caselli, Neuropsicologia dello sviluppo. Bologna: Il Mulino (Strumenti), 2017. Cerca nel catalogo