Rome – Specific learning disorders, motion tabled
“A small big step to make teaching in schools more equitable." So says councilwoman Marina Staccioli exponent of Fratelli d'Italia.
Among the Many Topics on the Agenda of the Last Busy Regional Council Meeting was a Motion On The Issue of Specific Learning Disorders, SO-CALLED DSAP.
"Unfortunately, despite the fact that this kind of "diversity" involves about 3-5 percent of the school population, there is still a lot of ignorance about it. Those who have a specific learning disorder have a different way, compared to most people, of learning, simply."
The law that legally recognizes the dyslexia, dysorthography, dysgraphia and dyscalculia as Specific Learning Disorders and protects the right to study of pupils and students is 170/2010. Attached to it are the Guidelines, drawn up on the basis of the latest scientific knowledge and containing indications for implementing individualized and personalized educational interventions.
The Motion, Drafted by Council Lucia Matergi and Daniela Lastri and Amented by Councilor Staccioli, Commits the Region, in The Proper Application of the Guidelines, to Oversee The Timeline For Obtaining Dsap Certification, Also by Acceleration the Accreditation Paths of Private Facility for Diagnoses.
The certificate is of fundamental importance for individuals suffering from this disorder since, only once obtained, the educational institution hosting the child can draw up the so-called Personalized Learning Plan with the aim of facilitating his or her study.
"These kids who have a different way of learning – Staccioli points out – they also need various tools to help them in their studies, such as computers, which is why we also wanted to emphasize financial aid, that Attendance Allowance provided for by national law that is, however, difficult to access for bureaucratic reasons that differ from province to provinces."
"Children who suffer, if you can call it that, from DSA, just have a different approach toward studying and learning,- concludes Staccioli- and we must do everything possible so that they are not discriminated against at the school level."