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Psycholinguistics (Laboratory for the development of communication skills)

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Supervisor

Dott. Antonio Trabacca
Neurologist; Head of Unit for Severe Disabilities in Developmental Age and Young Adults; Local Supervisor of Scientific Research; Research Unit coordinator
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Team

Dott.ssa Marta De Rinaldis
Child Neuropsychiatry
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Dott.ssa Elisabetta Lucarelli
Child Neuropsychiatry, PhD
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Dott.ssa Leonarda Gennaro
Child Neuropsychiatry
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Dott.ssa Isabella Fanizza
Child Neuropsychiatry
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Dott.ssa Luciana Losito
Neurologist
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Dott.ssa Ivana Gallo

Physiatrist
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Dott. Giuseppe Scigliuzzo
Ophtalmologist
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Dott.ssa Rachele De Santis
Ophtalmologist
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Dott.ssa Maria Ciccarelli
Ophtalmologist
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Dott. Luigi Russo
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD
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Dott. Francesco Craig
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD
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Dott.ssa Anna Lerna
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD
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Contacts

+39 0831 349111 - Swithcboard
+39 0831 349643 - Head of Clinical Unit

+39 0831 349423 - Secretariat
+39 0831 349422 - Scientific Secretariat

Description

The research activity in this field deals with the study of the development of the prerequisite processes of the socio-communicative competence. This is a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account the "Principles and basic concepts of developmental psycholinguistics" (Bruner, 1983; Camaioni et al., 1992; Taeschner, 1989; Wigotsky, Piaget), of the "Principles of the theory and basic concepts of sensory integration therapy according to Jean Ayres "(1972, 1979) and Sara Rosenfeld Johnson (1999) and of the" Basic Principles and Concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Theory "(Bondy and Frost, 2002) on which the PECS system and Parent Training: active involvement of parents in rehabilitation intervention (supervision, video-feed back).

Selected Publications

  • Lerna A, Esposito D, Conson M, Massagli A. Long-term effects of PECS on social-communicative skills of children with autism spectrum disorders: a follow-up study. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2014 Jul-Aug;49(4):478-85. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12079. Epub 2014 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 24655345.
  • Lerna A, Esposito D, Conson M, Russo L, Massagli A. Social-communicative effects of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) in autism spectrum disorders. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2012 Sep-Oct;47(5):609-17. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2012.00172.x. Epub 2012 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 22938071.

Partnerships

  • UOC Neuropsichiatria Infantile - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Dipartimento di Psicologia - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Dipartimento di Psicologia - Università del Salento - Lecce
  • Dipartimento d'Ingegneria dell'Innovazione (DII) Università del Salento - Lecce
  • UO di Gastroenterologia Pediatrica - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Miami Children’s Hospital - USA
  • Laboratorio di Psicologia Università del Salento - Lecce 
  • Gruppo Italiano Paralisi Cerebrali Infantili (GIPCI) - Fondazione Pierfranco e Luisa Mariani - Milano
  • Coordinamento Regionale Malattie Rare - l'Agenzia Regionale Strategica per la Salute ed il Sociale - Regione Puglia
  • UOC di Oncoematologia Pediatrica - Ospedale V. Fazzi di Lecce - ASL Lecce
  • UOC di Pediatria - Ospedale A. Perrino - Brindisi - ASL Brindisi
  • Ospedale Pediatrico Giovanni XXII Bari

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