|COURSE NUMBER:||PSYC 341|
|COURSE TITLE:||Psychology of Exceptional Children and Adolescents|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||M. O'Hara|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 1 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||This course provides an overview of the major
intellectual, academic, emotional, behavioural, sensory and physical
exceptionalities that are encountered in clinical or school settings.
Course participants are encouraged to become familiar with exceptional
children and/or adolescents through credited volunteer activities. The
seminar component of the course consists of applied statistics or movie
and novel reviews.
Same as EDUC 341.
The goals of this course are to have you become knowledgeable and familiar with working, teaching, and living with exceptional children and adolescents. Areas of exceptionality or special needs to be studied include many or all of the psychopathological disorders described in DSM – IV pg. 37-121 and our text. Some of these include but are not limited to learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavior disorders, feeding and eating, disorders, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, and giftedness. This information is presented and taught within the moral and ethical context consistent with the Mission of King’s University College.
Prerequisites: PSYC 250 or 251
|REQUIRED TEXTS:||Wicks Nelson, R. & Israel, A.C. (2009). Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology (7th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc
|ADDITIONAL RESOURCE:||DSM IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association|
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions
from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult
the course instructor for up to date details.
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