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EDSP 521 Typical and Atypical Development in Early Childhood Education 3.0 Credits

This course addresses the multifaceted complexities of typical and atypical child development, through the discussion of classic and emerging theories. The primary aim of the course is to foster the students’ ability to recognize and apply the connections among developmental domains and of theory and research with educational practice. The readings and class assignments make use of research-based, real-world, and cross-cultural examples. In this course students will apply their knowledge of typical growth and development in childhood to those children whose development is atypical. An ecological systems approach will be taken to explain possible reasons for atypical and atypical developmental patterns. Systems include biological, environmental, and societal.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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