nl en

Learning problems and impairments (Clinical assessment and treatment)


NB Language of instruction is Dutch.

Admission requirements

NB This course is mandatory for students in the Master’s specialisations Learning Problems and Impairments and Coach for Learning and Development.

Entry requirement
The Master’s course Clinical assessment en treatment: general introduction.


  • Gain more in-depth knowledge about diagnostics and treatment in the domain of learning problems and impairments.

  • Applying knowledge about learning impairments in the domain of problems at school.

  • Reporting about the results in accordance with guidelines of the Dutch professional organization NVO.

Course objectives

Achievement levels: 1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 10; 11; 12; 15; 16.



Mode of instruction

Active participation in group discussions about patients is obligatory. This course is not a systematic introduction but organized around problems of children in the outpatient clinic. Students have a chance to participate in analyzing a learning problem and drawing conclusions from observations and to observe diagnostic testing and parent consultation behind a oneway-screen. The age of clients and type of problems is unpredictable.

Assessment method

A report in accordance with the guidelines of the Dutch professional organization NVO.

Students submit two case reports three weeks after the last meeting. There will be one possibility to improve the final reports.


During this course Blackboard is used.

Reading list

  • Literature will be announced on Blackboard.


Please note that separate uSis registration is mandatory for lectures, seminars, exams and re-exams. Student who do not register, cannot attend courses or take exams.


  • Registration for the lectures of the course is possible as of 100 calendar days through 10 calendar days before the first lecture at the latest;

  • Registration for the seminars of the course is possible as of 100 calendar days through 10 calendar days before the first seminar at the latest.


Student must register for each exam through uSis. This is only possible until 10 calendar days before the exam. More information on exam registration

Contact information

Supervision is provided by Dr. V.A.C. van der Kooy-Hofland
Hours: Monday-Thursday: by appointment only.