Trastornos específicos del aprendizaje: origen, identificación y acompañamiento

Translated title of the contribution: Specific learning disabilities: causes, identification, and support

José Pablo Escobar*, Marcela Tenorio

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Specific learning disabilities include a group of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders, which imply a genetic cause with differentiated cognitive-behavioural expression influenced by environmental characteristics. This manuscript presents a theoretical review of causes, identification, and support alternatives for children with specific learning disorders including dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. This is a review prepared for mental health workers and teachers and it is focused on facilitating their understanding of the basic mechanisms related with these conditions including phonological awareness and executive functions. A strong suggestion to explore evidence-based practices as the way to support people with learning disabilities is presented, in the context of personal-centered programs with a focus on human rights.

Translated title of the contributionSpecific learning disabilities: causes, identification, and support
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)473-479
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Medica Clinica Las Condes
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2022

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  • Disability
  • Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing


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