The importance of Sport Activities to stimulate an Educational Management of Students with SLD


  • Davide Di Palma University Parthenope of Naples, Italy
  • Luisa Varriale University Parthenope of Naples, Italy
  • Paola Briganti University Parthenope of Naples, Italy
  • Domenico Tafuri University Parthenope of Naples, Italy



Specific Learning Disorders, SLD, Educational management, Sport, School, University


In Italy, one student out of five, during his/her educational path from the early years of school up to University, faces difficulties in learning requiring the need of help by experts. This observation allows us affirming that, in Italian country, there are roughly 10 million students needing didactic support; among them, in particular, almost two million show the so-called Specific Learning Disorders (SLD). In this regard, this paper aims to identify and analyse a performing management strategy, in educational and social perspective, able to deal with the critical aspects relating to Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) in the main scholastic contexts such as School and University. Through a performance analysis of: data, laws and regulations, protocols of action and sources of literature, were detected a set of key determinants has been suggested to define and develop operational management solutions at different educational levels. An important result was that we identified in the sporting activity a tool of universal support able to achieve multiple benefits for supporting students with SLD. In fact, sport contributes significantly to the enhancement of the specific characteristics of these people, and the consequent increase in their self-esteem level and in their relational skills. This implies, in turn, a greater predisposition to school and university learning, favouring the overall development of the individual.


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Di Palma, D., Varriale, L., Briganti, P., & Tafuri, D. (2019). The importance of Sport Activities to stimulate an Educational Management of Students with SLD. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(1proc), S11-S19.

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