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Touro College
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Psy 401 - Psychology of the Exceptional Child

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TOURO COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS LANDER COLLEGE DEPARTMENT COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER PREREQUISITES CREDIT HOURS DEVELOPER LAST UPDATE Psychology Psychology of the Exceptional Child PSY 401 PSY 101 3 Marlene Zacharowicz Psy D January 1 2006 COURSE DESCRIPTION Topics include a spectrum of exceptional function including various learning disabilities autism attentional disorders mental retardation and gifted children Emphasis will be placed upon a neuropsychological understanding of these conditions and their remediation The course includes discussion of the impact of these exceptional conditions on the child and the child s environment family peers schools etc Intervention strategies are also considered COURSE DEVELOPMENTAL OBJECTIVES The student will Gain knowledge and competency regarding psychological and related processes involved in various exceptional conditions such as learning disabilities autism and gifted children Understand ethical issues related to human exceptionality Critically differentiate between various diagnoses and therapies COURSE INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES This course is intended to introduce students to the broad topic of human exceptionality Students should become familiarized with identification and remediation of various different conditions occurring during childhood Furthermore a more enhanced understanding of the impact of these conditions upon their developmental trajectory is emphasized COURSE CONTENT 1 Intelligence and Learning Communication Disorders Autism and related disorders Attentional disorders Dyslexia Problems with writing spelling and other related issues Mental retardation Genetics and prenatal issues Motor dysfunction Emotional and behavioral problems Gifted children HARDWARE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS Not applicable COURSE REQUIREMENTS Assigned readings Midterm Final Research paper GRADING GUIDELINES A Students must complete designated reading assignments B Students must complete research paper C Students must take both exams



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