Human Development Across the Lifespan

This course is designed for service professionals to explore historical and contemporary perspectives in typical and atypical human growth, development and learning styles. Utilizing a systemic perspective, the course examines physical, emotional, mental, cultural, sexual and moral issues shaping development throughout the life span. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Use the dominant theories in human growth and development to evaluate client functioning 
  2. Evaluate the biological, systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior across the lifespan.  
  3. Construct effective contextual intervention models to promote and enhance optimal human growth and development.    
  4. Employ appropriate strategies to promote the resiliency of individuals and families in coping with traumatic life situations.   
  5. Assess the needs and programs necessary to support learning and social development of individuals with disabilities.

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