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Developmental visuospatial disorder: New advances in its research

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  • UserIrene Mammarella (Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, University of Padova)
  • ClockFriday 21 January 2022, 16:30-18:00
  • HouseZoom meeting.

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The developmental visuospatial disorder, well-known as Nonverbal learning disability (NLD), is a neurodevelopmental condition defined by deficits in visuospatial processing with possibly associated problems on attention, motor, academic, and social skills, but without any neurologic or genetic syndromes. Johnson and Myklebust (1967) were the first to use the term nonverbal learning disability for describing children with the above-mentioned difficulties. Although this disorder is still not recognized by the international classification systems, the interest in this topic has increased during the past 20 years, with an effort to define shared criteria for its diagnosis. Specifically, a growing number of cross-disorder comparison studies are collecting evidence that clearly shows neuropsychological distinctions between children with NLD and those with other neurodevelopmental disorders. The main results of those studies will be presented together with a discussion on why shared criteria for the NLD would improve research in this field and will open up new important scientific and clinical implications

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