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The course aims to provide knowledge on atypical development in the first three years of life and on the main risk factors associated with some early-onset developmental disorders such as autism, specific language disorder, etc.
At the end of the course, the student will:
1) know the main disabilities affecting children in the first three years of life and the main inclusive models and approaches in early education
2) use this knowledge to develop an observation project of children with disability or neurodevelopmental disorders in an educational setting
3) read and understand a diagnosis of disability to develop an educational project
4) identify the needs of children with disability and their families.
The course will include both lectures and small group activities to help students use their knowledge in real life situations. Students’ participation and engagement will be encouraged by means of small group discussions on complex situations and case studies.
The programme of the course will include: 1) the description of disabilities and disorders in early development and risk factors associated to early disability; 2) inclusive models and approaches in early education; 3) observation methods in early development.
D. Bulgarelli, Nido inclusivo e bambini con disabilità. Favorire e supportare il gioco e la comunicazione. Erickson Editore, 2018.
A.M. Fontaine, L’osservazione al nido. Guida per educatori e professionisti della prima infanzia. Erickson Editore, 2011.
Slides and other materials will be available on Aulaweb.
Lectures will be delivered in Italian and bibliography is in Italian. The Lecturer can provide foreign students with a comprehensive collection of teaching materials in English to prepare for the final exam, and this exam can be taken in English.
Office hours: Monday 12-13 at DISFOR, 4th floor, room 4A8 or by appointment on Teams, by writing at email@example.com Tel. 01020953747 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARIA CARMEN USAI (President)
PAOLA VITERBORI (President Substitute)
Written exam with open-ended questions. Examples of the questions will be available to students in aulaweb.
To attend the exam, it is necessary to register online at “Esame scritto” (written exam). To record the grade, it is necessary to register online at “Registrazione”.
Students who do not pass the exam are invited to contact the lecturer.
The written test aims to ascertain contents and skills acquired, e.g. types and specific characteristics of neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities and inclusive models in early education. Open ended questions will also evaluate critical skills, communication skills and appropriate use of technical vocabulary and language.
Students are invited to check regularly the e-learning platform Aulaweb ( www.aulaweb.unige.it) where materials and information about the present course are constantly updated.
Students with special needs are invited to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course so that appropriate methods of assessment can be joitly established.
Foreign students are invited to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course.