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, as well as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and general learning disabilities. In addition, we will consider the overlap between different types of disorder.
Module learning outcomes
Describe the behavioural presentation of common neurodevelopmental disorders, such as dyslexia, developmental language disorder, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD.
Give an account of core biological and cognitive mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders discussed in the module.
Consider cross-cutting themes in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as co-morbidity and co-occurence.