Information for student with SLD

The Specific Learning Disorders (DSA) are an heterogeneous set of disorders that manifest themselves through specific difficulties relating to the learning of skills such as reading, writing and calculating.
They are defined specific because the disorder affects a specific domain of skills in a limited way, leaving intellectual functioning unaltered and having a significant impact on school adaptation and daily life activities.
They are:
Dyslexia, a specific decoding disorder of the written code: affects the ability to read;
Dysgraphia, a specific writing disorder: affects the writing ability relative to the shape of the graphic sign;
Dysorthography, a specific writing disorder: affects the writing ability relating to the spelling rules of the content of a text;
Dyscalculia, a specific calculation disorder: affects the ability to recognize, write numbers, count them and work with them.
The National Legislation of reference is represented by:

The Delegate for the disability of the School is Maria Paola Ponzetta

Through the Study and Research Center for Disability Problems (Cespd), the University offers SLD students a series of documents, services and structures in order to guarantee the right to study and achieve educational success:

  • Guidelines for students  (document in Italian Language)  
  • Vademecum for students
  • E-learning course "University and Disability" accessible from the University Moodle platform, offers operating instructions and useful indications for the student's training path. The course is available on the "Online Training for Students" platform following the path "DSA -> Academic Year"
  • STUDENT DESK, only by appointment and in collaboration with the Florentine section of the Italian Dyslexia Association. To book an interview it is necessary to send an e-mail to cespd(AT) with the subject: request student AID - reservation

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