Executive Disorders. Functional analysis, habilitative treatments and early prevention.
Today neurobiological and pedagogic convergences allow the development of knowledge of Executive Functions (E.F. ) and their contributions to
the activation of useful forms of early intervention and habilitative treatment ( or interventions). The paradigm of Executive Functions, definable a messy and not fluent execution of intentional actions in relationship to the environment , from a selective point of view, concerns a neurophysiological condition for the optimization of global human action: general coordination, activation of the incipit, self-regulation, spatial-temporal organization , lateral dominance, etc.
The approach and a long professional experience in the specialized pedagogic field regains theoretical concepts and intuitions expressed since 20th century , to arrive at today’s neurophysiology which pays particularly attention to the phenomenon of neurological disorder/disorganization concerning dyspraxia ( motor coordination,language, ideation emotion , grapho – motor skill): space-time disorders, executive disorders and development disorders.The scientific and experiential contribution belongs to a theoretical model which is defined as Cognitive Motor Training and develops an intense and ecological practice recording and documenting sensible instrumental developments, in the sense of fluidity and accuracy and a general improvement of cognitive participation and motor speed. In particular, the functional gains are related directly to reading, writing and maths performance.
Dr. Eleonora Palmieri is the Director of Psychological and Pedagogical Victor Center Macerata ( Italy) involved in dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism. She is a psychologist and she works as a researcher at University in Macerata ( Italy) concerning Special Pedagogy and disability. She has been involved in international projects as a trainer and she often attends as expert speaker at International Conferences. She has developed and coordinated partnerships with many experts in different countries, including universities ( Poland, England, Spain, Hong Kong), training organizations, research centre. She is the author of many articles, Video Motor Training Itard , Working Method of Champion LIRM ( intensive reading and Speed Motor) and book Champion Pressing Training.
Piero Crispiani is full professor of Special Education at the University in Macerata (Italy), Clinical Pedagogist and the Scientific Director of the Italian Dyslexia Center. He is experts in dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, special educational needs and disability. He is the scientific referent of Centro Studi Itard, a big association of clinical centers and professionals. Author of The Crispiani Method, (assessment , educational treatments and school guidance) he has written many books and scientific articles both nationally and internationally, with contacts with many universities (Spain, Poland, England) expert in training and seminars for teachers, parents and professionals.