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Karrie A. Shogren, Aldo Caldarelli, Noemi Del Bianco, Ilaria D'Angelo, Catia Giaconi

Co designing inclusive museum itineraries with people with disabilities: A case study from self-determination


Fascicolo: 2 / 2022

In the present paper, after a description of the theoretical framework used to define self-determination, we will describe the importance of structuring a research context that fosters the self-advocacy of people with disabilities. In this direction, a protocol of participatory research with people with intellectual disabilities will be presented in the third paragraph. Specifically, we will expand the procedure to support the creation of accessible museum captions, thanks to the application of Easy-to-Read guidelines.

Simone Aparecida Capellini, Aldo Caldarelli, Giseli Donadon Germano, Catharina Vechiato Cristante, Ilaria D'Angelo, Noemi Del Bianco, Catia Giaconi

Characterization of gaze in handwriting of High and Low Frequency Word of Schoolchildren with Dyslexia


Fascicolo: 2 / 2022

Writing is extremely important for our academic and professional life and can affect our performance in productive educational activities, favouring us or not. Schoolchildren with dyslexia bring difficulties and reduced school performance due to their condition of deprivation in written production. This is because schoolchildren with dyslexia have difficulty acquiring spelling knowledge and show poor phonological skills. This study aimed to characterize the performance of schoolchildren with dyslexia in “gaze” for the handwriting of High and Low-frequency words. A total of 24 schoolchildren participated in the study. They were between 8 to 11 years and 11 months of age, of both sexes, and they were attending the 3rd to the 5th year of Elementary School in the city of Marília-SP. The schoolchildren were divided into groups: GI, composed of 12 schoolchildren with an interdisciplinary diagnosis of developmental dyslexia, and GII, composed of 12 schoolchildren with good academic performance, paired with GI according to the school grade level. These schoolchildren were submitted to computerized handwriting evaluation using a Brazilian adaptation of the Software Ductus. All schoolchildren were submitted to a copy of words already selected according to Brazilian Portuguese criteria of frequency and codification rule. A measure of “gaze” was used, that is, when the schoolchildren stopped their handwriting to search/look up at the screen to confirm the information about the words. The results indicated a significant difference between GI and GII, with GI schoolchildren performing more gaze when compared with GII, i.e., taking longer motor breaks to perform the gaze. Therefore, there was a rupture in the central processing with the peripheral when the child performed the gauze more times since he had to confirm the characteristics of this word during the writing process (difficulty in accessing the orthographic lexicon) and with that, there was a break in the movement of handwriting (since there was not enough information in the central plane to complete that motor memory and finish the word). It was concluded that there were gaps between the central (orthographic) and peripheral (motor pauses) processes, suggesting deficits in the formation of motor programs for GI and the lack of automation of motor processes.

Catia Giaconi, Miguel Ángel Verdugo, Noemi Del Bianco, Laura E. Gómez, Ilaria D'Angelo, Robert L. Schalock

The Application of Quality of Life in Services for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Lines of intervention in Spain and Italy


Fascicolo: 2 / 2022

The concept of quality of life (QOL) has become a measurable construct of great value to all people, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In particular, the field of IDD is currently experiencing a paradigm shift related to beliefs, assumptions, policies, and practices concerning people with disabilities and their families and the place and role they play in society. This article starts by reconstructing the state of the art of the application of QOL in Social Services, reconstructing its research developments, operational declinations and influences in social policies in Spain and Italy.

Noemi Del Bianco

Autodeterminazione nelle persone con disabilità intellettive

Studi, ricerche e questioni di pedagogia speciale

Il volume intende affrontare una delle principali sfide della pedagogia speciale, ovvero l’implementazione dell’autodeterminazione nelle persone con disabilità intellettive. Il lettore potrà avvicinarsi all’argomento da diverse prospettive attraversando contesti reali ed esemplificazioni, per giungere poi a tracciare significative linee guida volte alla promozione dell’autodeterminazione delle persone con disabilità intellettive. Un testo particolarmente utile per gli studenti universitari, per gli operatori dei servizi alle persone con disabilità intellettive e per le stesse famiglie con figli con disabilità intellettiva.

cod. 1750.23

Catia Giaconi, Noemi Del Bianco


Storie di resilienza per non vivere infelici e scontenti

Puntando sul potenziale euristico e formativo delle narrazioni, il volume offre diversi percorsi di approfondimento all’interno del complesso scenario della pedagogia speciale: dallo studio delle famiglie con disabilità, alla valorizzazione dei processi di autodeterminazione e di emancipazione delle persone con disabilità, alla promozione dei progetti di vita e delle diverse e possibili traiettorie di senso. Un testo per studenti in formazione – verso la professione di educatore, di docente, di insegnante di sostegno, di pedagogista – o per lettori attenti al “potere” delle storie di vita.

cod. 1750.18

Maura Mengoni, Silvia Ceccacci, Noemi Del Bianco, Ilaria D'Angelo, Francesco Paolo Romeo, Aldo Caldarelli, Simone Aparecida Capellini, Catia Giaconi

Emotional Feedback in evaluation processes: Case studies in the University context


Fascicolo: 2 / 2021

In the face of the growing number of students with disabilities enrolled at the University, it is necessary to rethink the educational and teaching proposals from an inclusive perspective. This necessarily implies careful planning of even one of the most delicate phases of the teaching and learning process for all students: the final exam of a discipline. An event full of expectations and anxieties, very often attention to the construction of a welcoming environment becomes essential to provide the basis for a welcoming atmosphere and success, especially for students with Specific Learning Disorders (SpLDs) or disabilities. Therefore, this contribution, starting from a pilot study conducted by the University of Macerata, analyzes the role of Emotional Feedback in the assessment procedures in university contexts.  

Arianna Santoro, Noemi Del Bianco, Ilaria D’Angelo, Manuela Crescimbeni



Fascicolo: 1 / 2021

Noemi Del Bianco, Laurel Grigg Mason

Specific Learning Disorders in Higher Education: The University of Arizona case study


Fascicolo: 1 / 2021

Over the past decade the growing number of students with Attention and Learning Disorders in universities has been documented all over the world. Difficulties experienced by students during their academic career have led to an increase in the support services offered by Universities to meet their needs. This development has taken place as a result of changing attitudes and instructional practices across many countries. In this paper, we highlight an example from the Unites States where one university provides multiple services to increase optimal outcomes for this specific population.

Catia Giaconi, Noemi Del Bianco

La pedagogia speciale incontra gli Atleti con disabilità

Riletture, riflessioni epistemologiche e percorsi per la Qualità della Vita

Il volume raccoglie storie di atleti con disabilità e porta alla luce i valori trasformativi dello sport nei loro progetti di vita. Puntando sul potenziale euristico e formativo delle narrazioni, i curatori offrono diversi percorsi di approfondimento all’interno dello scenario della Pedagogia speciale. Un testo consigliato sia a studenti in formazione verso la professione di educatore, pedagogista, docente, insegnante di sostegno, sia a professionisti già in servizio.

cod. 1750.33

Roberta Caldin, Catia Giaconi

Pedagogia speciale, famiglie e territori

Sfide e prospettive

Il volume raccoglie i contributi di alcuni studiosi della Società Italiana di Pedagogia Speciale (SIPeS) che da tempo conducono i loro studi nell’ambito della Pedagogia speciale e della Didattica speciale e che, in questo testo, condividono con la comunità riflessioni e proposte in merito alle attuali sfide e prospettive che la Pedagogia speciale oggi deve affrontare nel riflettere su nuove reti per l’inclusione.

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Roberta Caldin, Catia Giaconi

Disabilità e cicli di vita.

Le famiglie tra seduttivi immaginari e plausibili realtà

Il volume presenta le riflessioni di autorevoli studiosi della Società Italiana di Pedagogia Speciale (SIPeS) sui temi connessi al complesso processo di presa in carico di famiglie con figli/e con disabilità. I lettori verranno condotti sia all’interno di importanti questioni pedagogiche, sia alla scoperta di procedure e pratiche volte alla costruzione di reti di supporto per le persone con disabilità e per le loro famiglie.

cod. 1750.32

Catia Giaconi, Noemi Del Bianco, Ilaria D'Angelo, Amanda Kraus

New perspectives for Inclusive University Teaching: EduPlan4Inclusion


Fascicolo: 1 / 2020

This paper presents a pilot project, developing at the University of Macerata and of the University Arizona, that is called “EduPlan4Inclusion”, oriented to implement accessibility in academic contents for all students, through the use of technology. The project wants to highlight the possible direction for Universities to balance the demands of an inclusive curriculum to a diverse student cohort within a technology-rich environment. In conclusion, the research proposes in this paper can be used to directly guide the reform of curriculum design and teaching methods in Colleges and Universities, with the aim to activate the possibility of implementing a more shared inclusive culture

Ilaria D'Angelo, Catia Giaconi, Noemi Del Bianco, Vanessa Perry

Students’ Voice and Disability: Ethical and methodological reflections for Special Pedagogy research


Fascicolo: 1 / 2020

Considering the Students’ Voice takes us into a varied international and today also national pedagogical movement. The issue relating to the promotion of Students’ Voice research paths with young people with disabilities is delicate. The authors, after a presentation of the movement, address the important issues of ethics and methodological critical issues in the research paths within the Special Pedagogy. It is important to highlight that also in Special Pedagogy research the focus must be not just to ‘listening the students voice’, but also to help students to become ‘change agents’, because they are the potential of transformation.

Simone Aparecida Capellini, Gabriela Franco dos Santos Liporaci, Isabela Pires Metzner, Noemi Del Bianco, Ilaria D'Angelo, Arianna Taddei, Catia Giaconi

Speed and pressure of handwriting as critical issues of the contemporary age: A research in Italian students in early literacy


Fascicolo: 1 / 2020

Among the present critical issues that pedagogy and special teaching have to deal with it is possible to notice the contrast between writing and technology, up to the pertinent field of prevention and observation of dysgraphies. The authors present in the following article a study conducted in Italy aimed at evaluating writing, specifically in the speed and pressure parameters in early literacy using NeuroScript Movalyzer Software. The aim is to implement suitable research paths to support the dissemination of observation procedures and inclusive teaching practices, capable of enhancing the fluidity of writing by all students.

Maria Beatriz Rodrigues, Tatiane Martins Cruz Pirotti, Catia Giaconi, Noemi Del Bianco

Young people with disabilities and infinite worlds: Potential for a transdisciplinary reflection


Fascicolo: 2 / 2019

The paper presents a transdisciplinary reflection on emergencies that young people with disabilities find themselves in today. Compared to the population of young people and university students, those with disabilities have a greater risk of having "limited worlds" to experience themselves as adults. In this paper, we will consider one of the most difficult dimensions: work and job inclusion. It uses a case study in a productive organisation focused on recognising the capacity to work of intellectually impaired persons. The process of labour inclusion through apprenticeship transcends purely technical questions and brings reflections on the concept of hospitality. The paper concludes that education is a powerful tool to promote important themes of social cohabitation and to build real opportunities to the youngsters to experiment themselves in the role of adults.

Noemi Del Bianco, Sacha Grocholewska-Iwanejko

Inclusive arts: Meanings and practices


Fascicolo: 1 / 2019

The reflection on special pedagogy that deals with the use of art as means of development of the educational potential, moves our interest toward art forms that are new in the pedagogical field. The aim of this study is to explore how new forms of educational activities can be expressed and shaped in inclusive contexts between arts and mindful practice.

Noemi Del Bianco, Francesca Accorsi

Quality of Life and intellectual disability: Implementing the POS Scale in a case study


Fascicolo: 1 / 2019

This paper sheds light on the combination between Quality of Life and Adulthood, focusing on the analysis of a case study. The considerations concerning the theoretical framework of reference, or the epistemological frame of the Quality of Life, allow to draw the more or less satisfactory perceptions on the life of an adult with intellectual disabilities, aiming to log regressions and improvements after a longitudinal trail that lasted two years.

Ilaria D'Angelo, Noemi Del Bianco

Inclusion at University

Studies and practices

This volume goes through multiple experiences in a purely international high-level context bringing different approaches, experiences and testimonies that allow to give body and substance to a possible “Inclusive University”. The text is particularly useful for professionals in the field of training, for trainers, for University professors, for University students who are preparing to become educators or teachers, as well as for young people with disabilities or with Specific Learning Disorders to glimpse possible paths of student’s voice and personal and professional empowerment.

cod. 1750.25

Catia Giaconi, Simone Aparecida Capellini, Noemi Del Bianco, Arianna Taddei, Ilaria D'Angelo

Study Empowerment for inclusion


Fascicolo: 2 / 2018