Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents


Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents BPS215
 
Course Code BPS215
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

 
Course Information

Learn the signs, symptoms and treatments for developmental disorders in children, including pervasive developmental disorders, behavioural disorders, and learning disorders.

The implications of a developmental disorder can be very significant in later life; if undetected and not responded to.

Often though; what might be potentially a major problem in later life, can be avoided through the simple act of becoming aware and responding early in life.

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Nature and Scope of Developmental Disorders - Mental Retardation/learning disability
    • Classification of Childhood Disorders
    • Causes of Developmental Disorders- Genetic Factors, Physical Factors, Environmental Factors
    • A General Overview of the Diagnosis of Developmental Disorders
    • The Prevalence of Developmental Disorders in the General Population
    • The Impact on the Families and Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disorders
    • Mental Retardation (Learning Disability)
    • Co-morbid Disorders
       
  2. Autism - Autistic Disorder signs, symptoms, treatment and support
    • Causes of Autism
    • Definition of Autism
    • The Signs and Symptoms of Autism
    • Impaired Social Development & Interactions
    • Abnormal Communication
    • Repetitive Behaviour
    • Other Problems
    • The Other Side of the Coin
    • Causes of Autism
    • History of the Perception of Autism
    • Prevalence & Course of Autism in the General Population
    • The Autism Spectrum
    • Issues Facing Children and Adolescents with Autism
    • The Impact of Autism on the Family
    • Treatments for Children and Adolescents with Autism
    • How Parents/Carers and Practitioners can Support Children with Autism
    • Supportive Services for Children and Adolescents with Autism
       
  3. Asperger's Disorder - signs, symptoms, treatment and support
    • Definition of Asperger’s Disorder
    • The Signs and Symptoms of Asperger’s Disorder
    • 1) Impaired Social Interactions
    • 2) Repetitive Behaviour
    • Causes of Asperger’s Disorder
    • The History of Asperger’s Disorder
    • The Prevalence & Course of Asperger’s Disorder in the General Population
    • Asperger’s Disorder and Autism – The Autism Spectrum
    • The Impact of Asperger’s Disorder on the Child or Adolescent
    • The Impact of Asperger’s Disorder on the Family
    • Treatments Available for Children and Adolescents with Asperger’s Disorder
    • How Parents/Carers and Practitioners can Support Children with Asperger’s Disorder
    • Supportive Services Available for Children with Asperger’s Disorder and Their Family
       
  4. Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Rett's Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Developmental Disorders NOS) signs, symptoms, treatment and support
    • Definition of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    • Rett’s Disorder
    • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
    • Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
    • Causes of Developmental Disorders
    • A General View on How Developmental Disorders are Diagnosed
    • The Impact of Developmental Disorders on the Child or Adolescent
    • The Impact on the Family of the Child or Adolescent with Developmental Disorders
       
  5. Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders - ADHD & variants, signs, symptoms, treatment and support
    • Signs & Symptoms of ADHD
    • 1) Features of Inattention
    • 2) Features of Hyperactivity-Impulsivity
    • 3) Settings
    • Causes of ADHD
    • Historical Background of ADHD
    • Prevalence & Course of ADHD
    • Treatment of ADHD
    • Support Available
    • Factors that can Aggravate ADD or ADHD Symptoms
    • The Impact of ADD and ADHD on the Child or Adolescent
    • The Impact on the Family of a Child with ADD or ADHD
       
  6. Conduct Disorders (Include oppositional defiant disorder) signs, symptoms, treatment and support
    • Definition of Conduct Disorder
    • Signs and Symptoms of Conduct Disorders
    • Causes of Conduct Disorders
    • Prevalence & Course of Conduct Disorders in the General Population
    • Definition of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Signs and Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Causes of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Prevalence & Course of Oppositional Defiant Disorder in the General Population
    • Anti-Social Personality Disorder (APD)
    • Treatments Available for Conduct Disorders
    • Support for Families and Children with Conduct Disorders
    • The Impact of Conduct Disorders on Children
    • The Impact on the Family of Having a Child with a Conduct Disorder
    • How Parents/Carers and Practitioners can Support Children with Conduct Disorders
       
  7. Learning Disorders - focus on academia (Mathematics, Reading Disorder - Dyslexia, etc.) signs, symptoms, treatment and support
    • Specific Developmental Disorders
    • Definition of Learning Disorders
    • Reading Disorder (Developmental Dyslexia)
    • Disorder of Written Expression (Specific Spelling Disorder)
    • Mathematics (Arithmetic) Disorder
       
  8. Communications Disorders & Motor Skills Disorder - focus on speech and language signs, symptoms, treatment and support
    • Definition of Communication Disorders
    • Causes of Communication Disorders
    • Phonological Disorder
    • Expressive Language Disorder
    • Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder
    • Stuttering
    • Motor Skills Disorder
    • Impact on the Child and Family of Communication Disorders
       
  9. Special Project (choose something of interest to the student) signs, symptoms, treatment and support

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

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