SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 4:10:40 PMPSYT 75 Course Outline as of Spring 1989

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYT 75Title:  DEVEL DISAB THEORY  
Full Title:  Developmental Disabilities - Theory
Last Reviewed:12/19/1995

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum8.00Lecture Scheduled7.7017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled134.75
Minimum8.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.70 Contact Total134.75
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  269.50Total Student Learning Hours: 404.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PSYT 73

Catalog Description:
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Course presents theoretical basis for care and treatment of clients with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. Emphasis is on planning for continuing care and treatment of the client in developmental centers and community placement. Classifications, treatment programs, interventions, diagnostic tests and measurement, pharmacology, and normalization concepts are integrated throughout the course.

Successful completion of PSYT 71 and 71L.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Theoretical basis for care and treatment of clients with developmental disabilities and/or mental retardation.  Emphasis is on planning patient care for implementation in developmental centers and community settings. Classifications of disorders, treatment programs, interventions, diagnostic tests and measurements, pharmacology and normalization concepts are integrated throughout the course.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Successful completion of PSYT 71 and 71L.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:Spring 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Describe law, regulations, rights, child abuse and criminal neglect
   laws associated with the developmentally disabled in California.
2.  Describe social and ethical problems relating to the developmentally
   disabled person.
3.  Define developmental disabilities.
4.  Describe the 6 major categories and the etiological factors associated
   with those major categories.
5.  Identify tests and assessments commonly used to measure intellectual
   functions and capabilities.
6.  Explain principles and procedures in behavior modification.
7.  Describe principles of documentation and charting.
8.  Describe normal sensory and motor development.
9.  Differentiate normal from abnormal development.
10. Describe nursing measures commonly required in the care of the
   developmentally disabled client associated with activities of
   daily living and medical/physiological disorders.
11. Describe the diagnostic ?entihes? and clinical manifestations
12. Describe the tenets of the normalization process for developmentally
   disabled clients.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Ethical and legal issues.
2.  Definitions and classifications.
3.  Behavior modification.
4.  Communication/documentation.
5.  Common disorders and diseases, medical and nursing care.
6.  Sensory/motor development and integration.
7.  Measuring intelligence, adaptive behavior and abilities.
8.  Normalization.

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1.  Reading assignments in preparation for each lecture from required
   texts and library. 35-50 pages per week.
2.  Required viewing of films and audio visual media related to specific
   syndromes. Approximately 8 per semester.
3.  One student presentation (oral) on a client - includes criteria,
   data base, history, pathophysiology, treatment, intervention and
   assessment from student viewpoint.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 20%
Written homework, Reading reports, Student presentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 5%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, "A Medical Primer," 3rd ed. by Batshaw &
Perret, Brookes Publishing Co. 1993

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