PSY*294*10 Description

SpTp:Neurodevelpmntl Disordrs

This course will focus on the genetic and biological etiology of developmental disorders. Etiology, biological underpinnings, and general descriptions of each disorder will be reviewed. Specifically, the course will examine the neurodevelopmental psychopathology of four disorders: A) Known genetic disorders (Downs syndrome, Williams syndrome) B) Autism Spectrum Disorders C) Specific language impairment (developmental dysphasia) D) Dyslexia Course work will include the textbook (Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Edited by Helen Tager-Flusberg) and current published research.