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Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Code: P829     Acronym: DD

Instance: 2012/2013 - 2S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Psychology

Study cycles/ courses

Acronym No. of students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Horas de Contacto Total Time
MIPSI 53 Official Curricular Structure 2012 2 - 3 -
3

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 2,00
Rui Alexandre Teixeira Alves 1,00
Maria de São Luís de Vasconcelos Fonseca e Castro Schoner 1,00

Teaching language

Portuguese

Objectives

To understand reading, writing, and arithmetic difficulties within the frame of developmental disorders.
To get acquainted with cognitive research about dyslexia and dyscalculia.
Be able to analyze, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize specific knowledges within the field.
Be able to communicate the developments of research to a general public, using common scientific writing standards.
In the domain of psychological intervention: the student should be able to plan and conduct assessment procedures of dyslexia and dyscalculia; to report the results of such assessments; to cooperate with other professionals to plan and conduct interventions; and to evaluate the results of the interventions.

Programme

Causal modeling of developmental disorders.
Development and learning of reading.
Dislexia assessment.
Reading instruction and intervention in reading difficulties.
Development of number and math skill.
Dyscalculia assessment.
Math instruction and intervention in dyscalculia.
Acquired disorders of reading, writing and arithmetic.

Mandatory literature

Campbell Jamie I.D. 340; Handbook of mathematical cognition. ISBN: 1-84169-411-8
Dehaene, S. ; Reading in the brain: The science and evolution of a human invention, Viking, 2009
Dehaene Stanislas; The^number sense. ISBN: 0-19-513240-8
Morton John; Understanding developmental disorders. ISBN: 0-631-18758-8
Pugh Ken 340; How children learn to read. ISBN: 978-1-84872-843-1
Snowling Margaret 340; Science of reading

Teaching methods and learning activities

Expositive lectures. Seminars on assessment tools for dyslexia and dyscalculia. Reading of course materials. Writing of thematic syntheses. Online course (http:// moodle.up.pt)

Keywords

Health sciences > Neuroscience
Health sciences > Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Cognitive science

Type of assessment

Distributed evaluation without final exam
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