Here is a presentation by Erasmus+ project partners and youth group Dis….correre of Molfetta. This presentation was prepared by Domenico and Roberta from the Italian group to present this good practice to Dyslexic Teens Dialogue during an online meeting held in January 2022. Scroll down for more information on this Italian law.
Here is some more information from the website of the AID (Associazione Italiana Dislessia) to serve as an introduction to this page of our website.
The purpose of the enactment of the law is to:
- guarantee the right to education;
- promote academic success also through support measures;
- ensure adequate training for educators and teaching staff;
- promote the full development of the student’s potential
- reduce the relational and emotional trauma due to the profile ofr SpLD;
- adopt forms of assessment and evaluation appropriate to the needs of students;
- prepare teachers and raise parents’ awareness of issues related to specific learning disabilities;
- favour early diagnosis and the adoption of educational intervention courses;
- increase communication between family, school and health services during education and training;
- ensure equal opportunities for the development of social and professional skills.
Law 170 protects the right to study of children with dyslexia and gives the school an opportunity to reflect on the methodologies to be implemented to favour all students , giving space for students to be able to reach their true potential based on their specific difficulties.
Paragraph 1 of Law 170/2010 defines the right of the student with a SLD diagnosis to:
“To benefit from specific dispensatory and compensatory measures of didactic flexibility during the cycles of education and training and in university studies.”
The law identifies the following access arrangements for students with SpLD:
- Scheduled tests;
- oral and unwritten tests/exams;
- extra time for carrying out the tests/exams;
- evaluation of the contents, not of the form;
- exemption from copying and taking notes;
- exemption from the use of italics
The law also recommends the use of these tools to support the learning needs of students with SpLD.
- Mind maps;
- recording of lessons;
- texts in digital and vocal synthesis;
- using of a calculator
- and many others