Neuropsychology and Disability (PSYC6070)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study is concerned with neuropsychological and pervasive developmental disorders, and related forms of disability across the lifespan. Students will be introduced to the neuro-cognitive and behavioural correlates of a range of neurological, developmental, and medical conditions (including traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, autism, dementia, etc.) in children and adults. The course aims to develop students' understanding of functional brain organisation, recovery of function and rehabilitation, and principles of early intervention in these areas. In addition, attention will be given to evidence-based methods for assessing and intervening in cognitive, behavioural, and emotional problems commonly encountered in these populations. Lectures will include theoretical components, case presentations and discussions.

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Classes

12 two to three-hour lectures

Assessment

Essay/case analysis (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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