Objectives and competences

The postgraduate course "Specific learning, learning difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders" is aimed at providing professionals in the education sector or who are related to it, the necessary tools to be able to identify and re-educate these difficulties from a perspective inclusive.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateSpecialization diploma
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Psicologia
Branch of knowledge
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
  • Education sciences
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan;Spanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 1.700,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):Yes
Classes begin:20/10/2023
Master's degree course homepage http://www.postae.es
ManagmentSerra Grabulosa, Josep M
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- Acquire specific academic training in the study of individual difference and its differentiation from classroom learning disorders, with the support of the Vallès ADHD Association.
- Acquire specific knowledge to improve in-class interventions. The need to train skilled and effective education professionals has become apparent in the large number of private training programmes offered by different associations and organizations sensitive to the issue of addressing individual difference and learning disorders; this problem partially explains the 20% rate of school failure in the Spanish population (PISA Report, 2009).
- To identify personality traits in children and adolescents and learn how they manifest in the classroom.
- To identify the biological, psychological and educational factors that influence the development of school learning difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Distinguish clinically-relevant traits from non-relevant traits in learning disorders.
- Identify causes for alarm in the context of neurodevelopmental disorders and learning difficulties in the school environment, with a view to early detection and personalized educational intervention in the classroom.
- Identify and learn to apply the diagnostic criteria for school learning difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Study real cases based on numerous, recognized activities carried out by various professionals who form part of the teaching team.
- Identify and learn to apply the main tools in reeducation for school learning difficulties.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Teachers and professionals in speech therapy, psychology, educational psychology, education and pediatrics, and degree-holders interested in working in the field of education, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of learning difficulties in contexts of school and clinical intervention.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.



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Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Psicologia
Pg. Vall d'Hebron, 171

08035 - Barcelona
Email address:jmserra@ub.edu

For further enquiries

Address:Josep M Serra Grabulosa
Pg. Vall d'Hebron, 171

08035 - Barcelona
Email address:jmserra@ub.edu