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DEVELOPMENT OF THE THINKING CHILD
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectPsychology
Number & Suffix: 136
Full UC Title: DEVELOPMENT OF THE THINKING CHILD 
Transcript Title: THINKING CHILD 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines the development of pre-adolescent children's thinking abilities. Particularly, students explore the significance of cognitive, neurological, and neuropsychological factors in typical and atypical development. Current research on developmental plasticity and sensitive periods in development are reviewed. Special attention is paid to the prenatal and postnatal development of the central nervous system, as well as the impact of neurological insult on children’s cognitive development. Of particular interest are the challenges associated with assessing the changing nature of children’s cognitive competencies (executive functioning, reasoning, working memory, theory of mind, attention, planning and strategic skills), as well as how these are manifest in children with specific disorders (ADHD) or with particular physical difficulties (deaf and blind children). Special attention is paid to the development of language, reading, number, and mathematical abilities, focusing specifically on the diagnosis and remedial interventions of children with dyscalculia and dyslexia. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: DEVELOPMENT OF THE THINKING CHILD 
Partner University Department: Psychology 
Partner University Course Number: PSYC30019