EDPY 602 Developmental Child Psychopathology and Interventions

This course explores child psychopathology from a developmental and educational perspective, recognizing that pathology expresses itself in different ways, at different ages and stages of development and in different environments. Concepts such as risk and resilience and early predictors of better and worse outcome will be integrated with a review of the major types of psychopathology seen in children and adolescents. Emphasis will be on the most recent scientific research literature on each condition, including the exploration of each disorder and the ways the disorder may be manifest in different individuals. Educational disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act will be introduced and implications of these disabilities in the educational setting will be explored.