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. 2015;37(3):405-23.
doi: 10.3233/NRE-151270.

Neurorehabilitation Applied to Specific Learning Disability: Study of a Single Case

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Neurorehabilitation Applied to Specific Learning Disability: Study of a Single Case

Giovanni Bilancia et al. NeuroRehabilitation. .


Background: Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) therefore represent chronic, not temporary disorders with varying degrees of expression throughout life. The beginning of imaging, anatomy and genetics studies have made it possible to investigate the brain organization of individuals suffering from SLD (Deheane, 2009).

Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to describe a treatment method for reading and writing disorders through an intervention based on the integration of a sublexical method and a neuropsychological approach, with assistive technologies in the study of a single case.

Methods: The protocol is based on the modularization theory (Karmiloff-Smith, 1990). The data presented in this paper with a A-B-A basic experimental drawing.

Results: This study confirms the degree of effectiveness of the treatments based on the automated identification of syllables and words together with the integrated enhancement of neuropsychological aspects such as visual attention and phonological loop (Benso, 2008), although in the follow-up condition only some abilities maintain the progress achieved.

Conclusions: As previously mentioned, the SLD represents a chronic disorder, consequently the treatment does not solve the root cause of the problem, but can grant a use of the process decidedly more instrumental to everyday life.

Keywords: Dyslexia; learning disorder; neuropsychological methods; sublexical method; tachistoscope software.

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