The Role of the Psychological Counselor in Detecting Learning Difficulties by Neuropsychology in Schools in Jordan


  • Ahmad Al-Makahleh Department of Special Education, Princess Rahma University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Salt 19117, Jordan
  • Areen Salameh Khalaf Alamr Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan
  • Mohammad Mofadi Aldarabkeh Associate Professor/ University of Hai’l, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, College of Education, Department of Special Education
  • Mosleh Moslem Almajali Dhofar University Associate professor of psychological counseling Department of Education College of Arts and Applied Sciences
  • Azhar Shater Assistant Professor, College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Ain University, Al-Ain, UAE


Neuropsychological Assessment, Learning Difficulties, Psychological Counselors, Jordanian Education.


This research examines the pivotal role of psychological counselors in identifying learning difficulties through neuropsychological assessments in the educational landscape in Jordan. The primary objective is to explore the effectiveness of counseling interventions in detecting and addressing learning challenges among 144 male and female students enrolled in schools in Amman, Jordan, from different schools in Amman, Jordan, The participants, aged between 12 and 15 years, represent a cross-section of school students, allowing for a comprehensive examination of the role of counselors in detecting learning difficulties. The research uses a mixed-methods approach, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Neuropsychological assessments are used to evaluate cognitive performance, memory skills, attention, and concentration. In addition, counseling sessions are observed and analyzed to evaluate the counselor's approach, duration, and effectiveness in detecting learning difficulties, Data collection includes surveys, standardized assessments, and qualitative interviews with counselors and students, Descriptive statistics provide insight into the demographic characteristics and neuropsychological assessment scores of the study population. Inferential statistics, including regression analysis and chi-square tests, explore predictors of learning difficulty detection and associations with demographic variables, Correlation analyzes highlight relationships between counseling duration, methods, and successful detection of LD, and Confidence intervals provide precision in estimating mean values, In light of the results, recommendations were proposed to enhance the role of psychological counselors in schools. This includes developing gender-inclusive training programs, continuing professional development for mentors, tailored mentoring strategies, interdisciplinary collaboration, integration of technology into assessments, student-focused mentoring sessions, and advocacy for awareness and DE stigmatization. The recommendations aim to improve the effectiveness of counseling interventions and create a supportive learning environment for all students.




How to Cite

Ahmad Al-Makahleh, Areen Salameh Khalaf Alamr, Mohammad Mofadi Aldarabkeh, Mosleh Moslem Almajali, & Azhar Shater. (2024). The Role of the Psychological Counselor in Detecting Learning Difficulties by Neuropsychology in Schools in Jordan. Kurdish Studies, 12(2), 2613–2627. Retrieved from

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