PSYC 2318: Psychology of the Exceptional Child

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students examine how patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can be understood as psychological disorders, and how they can present as challenges for infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include features and causes of childhood disorders, educational challenges, risk factors, unusual needs, and unusual capabilities which make a child different or in need of special consideration. Emphasis is on understanding and promoting typical interventions and protective factors that can improve the psychological and educational welfare of infants, children, and adolescents. This course is oriented to the requirements of the Early Childhood Education program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215. Prerequisites waived for students admitted to the Early Childhood Education or the Education Assistant programs.

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