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School of Psychology
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
LEARNING DISABILITIES
PSO2044188, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PS1978, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LEARNING DISABILITIES
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2015-PS1978-000ZZ-2015-PSO2044188-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 CESARE CORNOLDI
Other lecturers MARCO ZORZI M-PSI/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSO2044188 LEARNING DISABILITIES CESARE CORNOLDI PS1932

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 12/10/2015
End of activities 15/01/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 CARRETTI BARBARA (Presidente)
BORELLA ERIKA (Membro Effettivo)
MENEGHETTI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
ZORZI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 CARRETTI BARBARA (Presidente)
BORELLA ERIKA (Membro Effettivo)
MENEGHETTI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
ZORZI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
4 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 CARRETTI BARBARA (Presidente)
BORELLA ERIKA (Membro Effettivo)
ZORZI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
3 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 CORNOLDI CESARE (Presidente)
CARRETTI BARBARA (Membro Effettivo)
DE BENI ROSSANA (Membro Effettivo)
MIRANDOLA CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
TRESSOLDI PATRIZIO (Membro Effettivo)
ZORZI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Cognitive Psychology and on Psychological Assessment Principles
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the cognitive, emotional and neuropsychological mechanisms underlying LD and the main procedures of assessment and intervention
Examination methods: Open questions
Assessment criteria: Overall rating taking into account the responses at the test and eventual activities carried out during the course
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. Non-verbal learning disorder, intellectual functioning, 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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures and practical exercises
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1. C. Hulme & M. Snowling, Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and Cognition, Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Chapters: 1 (Understanding developmental cognitive disorders), 2 (Reading Disorders I: Developmental Dyslexia), 3 (Reading Disorders 2: Reading Comprehension Impairment), 4 (Specific language impairment), 5 (Mathematics disorder) 7 (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder).
2. A series of papers published in international Journals that will be provided during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • 1. C. Hulme & M. Snowling, , ,, Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and Cognition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo