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Specific Learning Disorders

DSA Diagnosis

Specific Learning Disorders (SLDs) are a large group of disorders that manifest themselves with considerable difficulty in learning and using oral language, linguistic expressions, reading, writing or mathematics.


What are learning disabilities?

The Law 8 October 2010, n. 170 recognizes as DSA:

  • Dyslexia : reading disorder characterized by the difficulty of making an accurate and / or fluent reading;

  • Dysorthography : Difficulty in respecting the rules of spoken language when switching to the written form. Many spelling errors are therefore made;

  • Dysgraphia : difficulty in writing. Handwriting is uneven, there is little ability to use paper space and margins. There is difficulty in maintaining the horizontal direction of the writing and the spaces between letters and words are irregular;  

  • Dyscalculia : deficit of the number processing and / or calculation system. There can be difficulty in associating the number with the quantity and understanding that a number and the word corresponding to it have the same value.


The proposed activities are:

  • Individual enhancement of reading-writing, calculation and visual perception skills;

  • Cognitive training of executive functions: attention, concentration, organization, executive speed;

  • Psychological support groups (comparison and self-esteem);

  • School-family network;

  • BES DSA Tutor Service;

Assessment, diagnosis, treatment of Learning Disorders

Studio Hope avails itself of an authorized team n ° 306 ATS MILANO for the evaluation and diagnosis of Specific Learning Disorders (resolution n ° 938 of 29 October 2021), formed by a Child Neuropsychiatrist, Psychologist and Speech therapist, in accordance with the provisions of the law. 170/2010.


In addition to the evaluation and diagnosis of SLD (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dysorthography), the team's intervention also extends to the planning of a personalized intervention strategy and to the request for any support and measures provided for at ministerial level.

Who is the TUTOR?

The Tutor is a learning specialist who has acquired specific methodological, didactic and relational skills on DSAs able to accompany the child, in a structured and continuous way over time, to walk the school path in a serene way, facing all the difficulties and the new challenges that the school can present.

It supports and helps children and / or young people with SLD to acquire a personal and effective study method to make the best use of compensatory tools by proposing new ways of approaching study subjects for a more effective school organization.

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