Universitat de Barcelona


General information

Qualification awarded: Diploma d'Especialització (Degree Universitat Barcelona)
  • Serra Grabulosa, Josep M
  • López Campoy, Ana
Number of credits: 30,00
Length of course (in academic years): 1
Mode of delivery (face-to-face/ blended/ distance): Face-to-face
Centre responsible : Faculty of Psychology
In-company placement(s): Yes (consult conditions with the course directors)
Enrolment fee:
  • 1.600,00 €
  • An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
Classes begin: 10/21/2022

Objectives and admission

Learning objectives:
- To acquire an alternative academic training in the study of individual difference and its differentiation from classroom learning disorders, with the support of the Vallès ADHD Association.
- To acquire specific knowledge to better act in a classroom. The need to train skilled and effective education professionals has become apparent due to 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.
- To distinguish clinically-relevant traits from non-relevant traits in learning disorders.
- To 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. To acquire the required tools to do all this.
- Identify and learn to apply the diagnostic criteria for school learning difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders.
- To study real cases based on numerous, recognized activities carried out by various professionals who are members of the teaching staff.
- Identify and learn to apply the main tools in reeducation for school learning difficulties.

Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements:
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.

Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:
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.

Date on which pre-enrolment begins: 7/1/2022
Date on which pre-enrolment ends: 10/20/2022

Further information


Name of individual or institution: Facultat de Psicologia
Address: Pg. Vall d'Hebron, 171 08035 Barcelona España
Email address: jmserra@ub.edu
Webpage: http://www.postae.es
Telephone: +34630483592
Fax: 934021584


Name of individual or institution: Josep M Serra Grabulosa
Address: Pg. Vall d'Hebron, 171 08035 Barcelona España
Email address: jmserra@ub.edu
Webpage: http://www.postae.es
Telephone: 933125051
Fax: 934021584