Autism and Developmental Disorders

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Doel vak

This course will offer a critical overview of recent research on
phenotype, cause, prevalence, co-morbidity, assessment and treatment of
autism spectrum disorders. Students will also be informed about the most
recent assessment and treatment methods available.

Inhoud vak

Autism Spectrum Disorders are complex neurobiological disorders that
last throughout an individual’s lifetime. With a prevalence of 1 in 68,
they are more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.
However, few disorders seem more confusing than autism. Common
stereotypes, of the withdrawn, mute child with repetitive activities, do
no justice to the wide variety of individuals with an autism spectrum
diagnosis. To date, there is no single treatment protocol for all
children with autism spectrum disorders. More importantly, the
information about the effectiveness of treatments is very limited. While
the main focus will be on autism, several other disorders with
overlapping problem domains will also be discussed.


Lectures and presentation meetings.


Research project, written and oral presentation.


Recent research papers provided through Canvas.

Overige informatie

This course is taught every two years. It will be taught in 2018-19, but
not in 2019-20.

Algemene informatie

Studiepunten 6 EC
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Fac. der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetensch.
Vakcoördinator dr. S.M. Begeer
Examinator dr. S.M. Begeer
Docenten dr. S.M. Begeer

Praktische informatie

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