Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
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NSM 703 Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities I
3 hours; 3 credits
Major issues in mental retardation and developmental disabilities, including the history of the field, definitions of relevant conditions (in principle and in practice), causes of mental retardation and developmental disabilities, epidemiology, description of the currently affected population, prevention, treatment, significant secondary disabilities (including problem behaviors and psychiatric conditions), determination of support needs, and state-of-the-art research strategies. A term paper is required.
Prerequisite: Admission into the program or permission of the instructor
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