Child Psychology

Ref: C2228659

In this course, we will look at a range of topics in child psychology. We begin by considering the work of some influential psychologists. How have their theories helped us to understand child development? In this session we will also consider attachment theories. In the following couple of sessions, we will focus on the importance of learning through play before discussing typical development, using as our example, speech, language and communication milestones. We then consider our contemporary understanding of aggression and challenging behaviours in children. In the final sessions, we will discuss the impact of conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on the child, focusing on the role of professionals providing support ie Educational Psychologists, the assessment process and the creation of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).

Course aim

This is a short course covering various topics in child psychology.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • 1. Outline how children learn through play
  • 2. List three types of attachment
  • 3. List 3 language developmental milestones (2-year-old)
  • 4. Outline at least three different interventions to support individuals with ADHD
  • 5 Outline key information that would be included in an EHCP

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need internet access as the course is taught through Canvas and Zoom

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Child Psychology


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