Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Developmental Disorders are conditions that develop in childhood which can cause a serious impairment in specific areas of the child’s development - emotional, psychological, or intellectual.

This course helps you to gain knowledge of signs, symptoms and treatments for developmental disorders in children, including pervasive developmental disorders, behavioural disorders, and learning disorders.

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
BPS215
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Nature and Scope of Developmental Disorders - Mental Retardation/learning disability
  2. Autism - Autistic Disorder signs, symptoms, treatment and support
  3. Asperger's Disorder - signs, symptoms, treatment and support
  4. Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Rett's Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Developmental Disorders NOS) signs, symptoms, treatment and support
  5. Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders - ADHD & variants, signs, symptoms, treatment and support
  6. Conduct Disorders (Include oppositional defiant disorder) signs, symptoms, treatment and support
  7. Learning Disorders - focus on academia (Mathematics, Reading Disorder - Dyslexia, etc.) signs, symptoms, treatment and support
  8. Communications Disorders & Motor Skills Disorder - focus on speech and language signs, symptoms, treatment and support
  9. Special Project (choose something of interest to the student) signs, symptoms, treatment and support
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Explain the nature, scope and impact of developmental problems in children and adolescents
  • Explain autism, including its diagnosis, and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners.
  • Explain Asperger’s disorder, including its diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners
  • Explain a range of pervasive developmental disorders, including their diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners
  • Explain a range of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorders, including diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners.
  • Explain conduct disorders, including its diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners