Courses & Programs

Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

COURSE CODE: DVD 110

CREDITS: 3

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101

Introduction to developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, syndromes (e.g., Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol syndrome), neurological, sensory, physical and health impairments, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Incorporates a socio-political perspective (laws, legislation, court cases, and attitudes on the treatment of people with developmental disabilities.) Effective teaching and intervention strategies will be explored. Special attention will be devoted to addressing barriers to integration and the impact on the individual and his/her family. Students will explore their own beliefs and biases regarding people with disabilities and their possible role as change agents in society. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101