Special learning deficiencies: categorization and educational intervention

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΕΣ ΜΑΘΗΣΙΑΚΕΣ ΔΥΣΚΟΛΙΕΣ:TAΞΙΝΟΜΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΕΜΒΑΣΗ / Special learning deficiencies: categorization and educational intervention
Title in ItalianDifficoltà specifiche di apprendimento. classificazione e intervento educativo
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006659

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With the completion of this course, the students are expected to be able to understand the classification criteria for different categories of learning disabilities. In addition, they are expected to be able to deal with single cases of students with learning disabilities in the context of learning a foreign language in the classroom.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The present course focusses on the specific learning difficulties of speech, reading and writing. It offers a comprehensive analysis of the differential diagnosis criteria as well as the specific characteristics of the relevant clinical groups. It presents the difficulties that these children have with learning a foreign language in the classroom. It also introduces methods that could potentially contribute to successful foreign language learning by these children.
specific learning disabilities; classification criteria; foreign language learning
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Response clarity with respect to different learning difficulties classification. Ability to select / document and present a foreign language teaching method for individuals with specific learning difficulties
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Bογινδρούκας, Ι., Οκαλίδου, Α., & Σταυρακάκη, Σ. (Επιμέλεια και έκδοση) (2010). Αναπτυξιακές γλωσσικές διαταραχές: Από τη βασική έρευνα στην κλινική πράξη. Θεσσαλονίκη. Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο. Κωνσταντίνου, Μ., & Κοσμίδου, Μ. (Επιμ.) (2011). Νευροψυχολογία των Μαθησιακών Διαταραχών. Αθήνα: Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου.
Additional bibliography for study
Nijakowska, J. (2010) Dyslexia in the foreign language classroom. Multilingual Matters: Bristol Schneider, E. & Crombie, M. (2003). Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning David Fulton Publishers.
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