Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
Instance: 2012/2013 - 2S
||Faculty of Psychology and Education Science
Study cycles/ courses
Teaching - Hours
|Theoretical and practical :
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.
Causal modeling of developmental disorders.
Development and learning of reading.
Reading instruction and intervention in reading difficulties.
Development of number and math skill.
Math instruction and intervention in dyscalculia.
Acquired disorders of reading, writing and arithmetic.
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)
Health sciences > Neuroscience
Health sciences > Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Cognitive science
Type of assessment
Distributed evaluation without final exam