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Child Development

Child Development is a comprehensive study of human development from a developmental psychology perspective. This course examines the developmental processes and milestones of the individual from conception to 12 years of age with particular emphasis on behavioural, cognitive and social and emotional domains. Students will be introduced to the major psychological theories and controversies in the field of human development. Additionally, they will explore the impact child maltreatment has on the way children typically reach their developmental milestones and handle their emotions. Finally, students will learn specific skills that they can apply to their profession when working with children, families and other services providers.