Recent academic research has identified the need for an enhanced psycho-pedagogic-didactic approach for the educational success of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). The University of Verona carries out research, teaching and education in the field of special education, teaching for special needs, and learning and education psychology, including for specific learning disabilities. On 5th July 2011, the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and the permanent National Conference of Faculty of Education Deans signed a framework agreement to create Masters programmes and Advanced/Professional Development courses on teaching and psychopedagogy for specific learning disabilities, attaching an outline of the structure and contents.
This Masters programme uses the aforementioned framework agreement as a reference, and is supported by the Veneto Regional Education Office, which aims to develop and offer specific educational courses for managers and teachers. The purpose of such courses is to support appropriate teaching and learning processes to ensure students with specific learning disabilities can access their right to study, pursuant to Law 170/2010.