The main aim of my research is to investigate the performance of participants with dyslexia in both opaque (English) and transparent (Italian) orthographies on various reading and non-reading visual and phonological tasks with a view to establishing a different manifestation of dyslexia in these two samples. The aim is to test the hypothesis that Italian and English children with developmental dyslexia might be characterised by different patterns of strengths and weaknesses in phonological and visual domains.
The novelty of this project is to align neurocognitive experimental paradigms in adults with acquired disorders of reading with individual differences research in a developmental disorders population. the profile of each participant will be also evaluated, to capture individual differences.
University of Padova, Italy, master degree, Clinical Psychology
Psychopathology of learning disabilities, Italy, University of Padova, ? - present
Giofre D, Toffalini E, Provazza S, Calcagni A, Altoe G, Roberts DJ. 2019. Are children with developmental dyslexia all the same? A cluster analysis with more than 300 cases Dyselxia, 25 :284-295 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Giofrè D, Provazza S, Angione D, Cini A, Menazza C, Oppi F, Cornoldi C. 2019. The intellectual profile of children with autism spectrum disorders may be underestimated: A comparison between two different batteries in an Italian sample Research in Developmental Disabilities, 90 :72-79 DOI Author Url
Giofrè D, Toffalini E, Provazza S. 2017. Are the WISC-IV Italian norms similar to the UK norms? A comparison between the two standardizations Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, 21 :143-154 DOI Public Url
Adams A-M, Provazza S, Giofre D, Roberts D. Double trouble: visual and phonological impairments in English dyslexic readers Frontiers in Psychology, Public Url