Publication date: 01/03/2012
From a precise diagnosis of scholastic learning disorders, it is necessary to use the best indicated treatments. The suggestions proposed in this volume are based on the most recent scientific research – in particular, cognitive neuropsychology models – and specify what it is plausible to expect if the treatment is conducted correctly and which aspects of the disorder can be improved.
For each disorder, materials, procedures and proposals are given to reduce the disorder’s impact, as well as the so-called “orthopedic” methods—solutions that are designed to find compensation using aids that circumvent, as much as possible, the disorder itself.
The new edition introduces a vast, in-depth section dedicated to the treatment of Specific Learning Disorders, which is particularly important given new law on dyslexia (Law 170/2010).
University of Padova – Faculty of Psychology
National clinical recommendations
Ch. 1 Extracts from the CC-RPC-2007, CC-ISS-2011 and RC-DSA-2011
Ch. 2 General methodology of rehabilitation
Treatment of diverse specific learning disorders
Ch. 3 Treatment of dyslexia
Ch. 4 Treatment of dysorthography
Ch. 5 Treatment of dyscalculia
Ch. 6 Treatment of reading comprehension disorders
Ch. 7 Treatment of disorders and difficulties with text production
Ch. 8 Treatment of difficulty with solving mathematical word problems
Ch. 9 Treatment of memory and visuo-spatial disorders
Ch. 10 Treatment of attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity (ADHD)
Ch. 11 Treatment of emotional-relational aspects
Ch. 12 Tools and/or compensatory strategies?
The measure of clinical change
ch. 13 The measure of clinical change between efficacy and efficiency
Conclusion and final recommendations
Appendix A Examples of questions for the clinical change test
Appendix B Exam for the evaluation of the effect of spacing
Appendix C Questionnaire on behaviour towards the school (QAT)
Appendix D Lucia’s house
Appendix E Examples of rehabilitation programs
Appendix F Self-evaluation worksheet on study methods