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HDCD-5312-501 Atypical Development

Course
HCS 6356-501
Professor Toosje Thyssen VanBeveren. M.A., Ph.D.
Term Summer 2008
Meetings GR 4.204, Wednesday from 6.00 – 10.00 pm

Professor’s Contact Information


Office Phone 214-645-0915
Other Phone
Office Location No office at UTD.
Email Address toosje.vanbeveren@utsouthwestern.edu or jtv013100@utdallas.edu
Appointments made by phone or email for meeting before and/or after
Office Hours
class
Other Information

General Course Information


Pre-requisites, Co-
requisites, & other None
restrictions
Course Description This course is a graduate level course which introduces and covers
disorders of development from conception through preschool years.
Students will be introduced to the effects of developmental impairments
on infants’ or young children’s abilities to interact with others and their
environment.
Learning Outcomes After completing the course, students will have a better understanding and
comprehension of the multiple factors that affect and determine atypical
development of infants and children.
The students will:
• Know significant medical, biological, and environmental risk
factors and how these impact infant and child development. This
knowledge includes how these factors influence the domains of
cognitive, sensorimotor, communication, and social/emotional
development and health issues. The students will also recognize
atypical patterns of development in all domains.
• Know the most common medical conditions or diagnoses
resulting in delays or disorders that need referrals to Early
Childhood Intervention. The students will also know the
characteristics and probable effects of those diagnoses on a
child’s future development and have knowledge of how to access
information, including common characteristics and
developmental implications for any diagnosis.
• Recognize how an infant’s or toddler’s disability or
developmental delay affects the child’s ability to interact with
others and the environment.
Required Texts & Selected readings can be purchased at Off Campus Books, located at 561
Materials West Campbell Road, suite 201 (behind the Braum’s in the shopping
strip). Students are expected to complete the assigned readings before
each class and they should be prepared to contribute to class discussions.
A general question on the content of the reading can be expected on the
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exams. Lecture material is supplemented by the reading.
Suggested
Texts,Readings, &
Materials

Assignments & Academic Calendar


[Topics, Reading Assignments, Due Dates, Exam Dates]

May 28, 2008


INTRODUCTION
Typical prenatal development

June 4, 2008 PREMATURITY, LBW, AND CONGENITAL DISORDERS


Preterm Infants Benefit from Early Interventions, by M. Hernandez-
Reif and T. Field, in: WAIMH Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Joy D.
Osofsky & Hiram E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Vol. 4, 297-325, New York, NY:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2000.
GROSS AND FINE MOTOR IMPAIRMENT, PART I
Effects of Sleep Position on Infant Development, by B.E. Davis, R.Y.
Moon, H.C. Sachs, and M.C. Ottolini, Pediatrics, Vol. 102, No.5, 1135-
1140, 1998
June 11, 2008 GROSS AND FINE MOTOR IMPAIRMENT, PART II
Effects of Baby Walkers on Motor and Mental Development in
Human Infants, by A.C. Siegel and R.V. Burton, in: Developmental and
Behavioral Pediatrics, Vol. 20, 355-361, 1999.
HEARING AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity and its Association with Different
Rates of Survival in Infants of less than 1251 Gram Birth Weight, by
J. Vyas, D. Field, E.S. Draper, et al. Archives of Diseases in Children,
Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol. 82, F 145-F 149, 2000.

PRENATAL DRUG-EXPOSURE, FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM


June 18, 2008
DISORDER (FASD)
Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse &
Alcoholism, Bethesda, M.D. in Alcohol, Health & Research World, Vol.
24 (1), 32-41, 2000.
The Maternal Lifestyle Study: Cognitive, Motor, and Behavioral
Outcomes of Cocaine-Exposed and Opiate-Exposed Infants through
Three Years of Age, by D.S. Messinger, C.R. Bauer, A. Das, et al.,
Pediatrics, Vol. 113, No. 6, 1677-1685, 2004.

June 25, 2008 MENTAL RETARDATION


Fragile X-Syndrome, by Randi J. Hagerman and Megan E. Lampe, in:
Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children.
Sam Goldstein and Cecil R. Reynolds (Eds.), New York, NY: The
Guildford Press, 1999.
COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND SPEECH DISORDERS
Causes of Developmental Delays and Disorders: Implications for
Communication Competence, by Frances P. Billeaud, Second Edition,

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Boston MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998

July 2, 2008
MIDTERM EXAM – BRING BLUE BOOK

July 9, 2008 BEHAVIOR DISORDERS


Risk Factors in Childhood that Lead to the Development of Conduct
Disorders and Antisocial Personality Disorders, by Stacey E. Holmes,
J.R. Slaughter, and J. Kashani. Child Psychiatry and Human
Development, Vol. 31-1, 183-193, 2001
EMOTIONAL AND AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, POST
TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Excessive Stress Disrupts the Architecture of the Developing Brain,
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
(www.developingchild.net), Working paper #3, Summer 2005.

July 16, 2008 SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDERS


Sensory Systems and Sensory Integration. In: Sensory Integration and
Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers: Helping Very Young Children
Interact with their Environment, by G. Gordon Williamson and Marie E.
Anzalone, Washington D.C. Zero to Three, 2001.

July 23, 2008 PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (PDD)


Is there an Autism Epidemic? by Uta Frith, in: Autism – Explaining the
Enigma (2nd ed.). 58-76, Malden, MA, Blackwell, Publishing, 2003.
Emanual Miller Lecture: Confusions and Controversies about
Asperger Syndrome, by Uta Frith, Journal of Child Psychology and
Psychiatry, Vol. 45, 4, 672-686, 2004.
RELATIONSHIP DISTURBANCES, ATTACHMENT AND
BONDING ISSUES, PART I
Attachment Styles in Maltreated Children: A Comparative Study, by
R. Finzi, O. Cohen, Y. Sapir, et al. Child Psychiatry and Human
Development, Vol. 31 (2), 113-128, 2000.
July 30, 2008 RELATIONSHIP DISTURBANCES, ATTACHMENT AND
BONDING ISSUES, PART II
Maternal Sensitivity and Attachment in Atypical Groups, by L.
Beckwitz, A. Rozga, and M. Sigman. Advances in Child Development
and Behavior, Robert V. Kail (Ed.). Vol. 30, 231-274-2000
RISKS TO OPTIMAL DEVELOPMENT:
ADOLESCENT PREGNANCIES
CHILD MALTREATMENT AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
IMPACT OF THE SOCIAL-ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
The Effects of Violence Exposure on Young Children. In: WAIMH,
Handbook of Infant Mental Health, by Joy D. Osofsky and Hiram E.
Fitzgerald (Eds.), Vol. 4, 163-196, New York: NY, John Wiley & Sons,
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Inc. 2000.

August 6, 2008 FINAL EXAM – BRING BLUE BOOK