HHD 2263 - ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3

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HHD 2263 - ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3

Credits: 1.0

The adolescent development course sequence for teacher education students covers developmental pathways from middle childhood through adolescence across multiple contexts (e.g. individual, family, peers, school, community, and cultural) and the important considerations and relationships in these contexts. This class is the third course in the sequence for teacher education students. The course focuses on the nature and types of atypical development, especially as they relate to educational settings. Topics covered include learning, emotional, developmental, and behavioral disabilities, as well as psychological difficulties, with a continuing focus on the importance of positive relationships and the particularly vital role such relationships play in promoting positive outcomes for youth with disabilities. Students will learn about the ways in which 'typical' development is impacted by a disability and the potential implications of these impacts on adolescents' educational, social, and psychological functioning and development. Using a developmental framework, students will analyze and evaluate current interventions and/or teaching methods and apply knowledge of development to improve these approaches. Students will have the opportunity to apply the concepts in their work with adolescents in applied settings