It is considered to be particularly interesting to enrich the scientific overview investigating the comorbidities of specific learning disorders (SLDs) in young adults. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the psychosocial and relational profiles associated with the presence of learning difficulties in a population of university students. The hypothesis is that young adults with SLDs have lower psychological and socio-relational functioning than their typical-development peers. We further hypothesized that the socio-relational difficulties of students with SLDs could be explained not only by referring to the presence of a learning disorder, but also by considering some variables that may follow the experience of students with SLDs. The results highlighted that students with SLDs, compared to their typical-development peers, have low self-efficacy, high academic anxiety scores, emotional problems, and issues with peers. We finally suggest considering these aspects as early as the diagnostic process to facilitate an effective treatment plan for learning disorders to prevent, in terms of developmental trajectory, the manifestation of these aspects in adulthood.
Analysis of psychological and social functioning in undergraduate students with a Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) / Bonuomo, Marika; Marini, Mara; Vegni, Nicoletta; Melogno, Sergio; Torregiani, Giulia; Livi, Stefano; DI FILIPPO, Gloria. - In: BRAIN SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3425. - (2023).