Neurodevelopmental Disorders - PSY00033M

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Emma Hayiou-Thomas
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

With the typical development of reading, language and cognition as a back-drop, this module explores neurodevelopmental disorders of cognitive function, focusing on learning and language disorders such as dyslexia, reading comprehension impairment, dyscalculia, and developmental language disorder, and ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and general learning disabilities. In addition, we will consider mental health and behavioural difficulties in childhood, as well as exploring the the overlap between different types of disorder.

Module learning outcomes

  • To appreciate the theoretical and methodological issues that apply to research on neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • To examine behavioural, cognitive and biological explanations of neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • To appreciate the complex interplay between different aspects of development, and different disorders.

Module content

  • Reading Disorders
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Mathematics Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • General Learning Disabilities

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Open Essay Exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Open Essay Exam
N/A 100

Module feedback

The marks on all assessed work will be provided on e-vision.

These marks will be accompanied by module feedback forms which will be circulated by e-mail.

Students will meet supervisors in wk 6 of each term to discuss their marks.

Indicative reading

Hulme, C. & Snowling, M.J. (2009) 'Developmental Disorders of Language, Learning and Cogntion'. Wiley-Blackwell.



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