Target audience: Children and teenagers with school difficulties

How long does it last: 2-3 days approximately

How much: €384

How it ends: Final report and possible diagnosis (DSA)

Where the assessment takes place: Via Ugo Bassi, 10 (Bologna)

How to contact us: 392 015 3949

Who is it for?

This type of path is particularly suitable for many types of situations. For example, when the person has difficulty in staying focused, memorizing information and procedures (texts to be studied, tables, calculation procedures ...), expressing concepts, correctly reading and understanding written and oral information.

In other circumstances, the doubt concerns the possibility that the child or young person possesses abilities much higher than the norm and that, consequently, may need a personalized teaching.

It is particularly useful when some of these conditions are suspected:

  • Dyslexia (reading problems)
  • dysorthography (spelling problems)
  • dyscalculia (calculation problems)
  • dysgraphia (problems producing legible writing)
  • ADHD (attention and impulsivity problems)
  • Speech disturbances
  • Plusdotation (intellectual level much higher than the norm)

How is it done?

Anamnestic interview. It is a cognitive moment aimed at gathering relevant information on the patient's clinical history. This phase helps to identify the possible problem and provides a first orientation to set up the evaluation phase.

Evaluation and diagnostic framework. During the assessment, the child (or young person) will be subjected to some tests that have the overall aim of investigating cognitive functioning and performance in learning (for example, the intellectual level, attention skills, memory, language , the acquisition of reading, writing and calculation).

Drafting of the report and return interview. At the end of the diagnostic process, a report will be drawn up which will summarize what emerged from the previous phases. Intervention proposals will also be reported. This report will be delivered and explained to the parents during the return interview, explaining the conclusions reached and the consequent intervention proposals.

What can be done next?

Based on what emerged from the assessment, different paths can be implemented:

In case of a specific learning disorder, by virtue of the Law 170 / 2010, the school will have to produce a document called Personalized Didactic Plan (PDP), in which he will indicate the compensatory and dispensing tools that he will have to use to customize the teaching on the child / boy's learning methods (see also: DSA diagnosis: what to do next?).

In the case of other characteristics, such as attention difficulties, memory difficulties or a very high intellectual level, it is always possible to draw up a personalized teaching plan by virtue of the ministerial circular on BES (Special Educational Needs).

Furthermore, meetings of speech therapy to improve aspects related to language or learning (reading, writing and calculating), neuropsychology courses to enhance attention and memorization skills and parent training courses to find the appropriate strategies for managing any child's behavioral problems.

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