Learning Disabilities I

COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE NAME

Learning Disabilities I

Course Code

 

Course Type

Must

Level of Course

Undergraduate

Year of Study

1st

Term

Spring

ECTS Credits

4

Name of Instructor

Prof. George Th. Pavlidis

E-mail

pavlidis(at)uom.gr

Office Hours

Tuesday + Thursday 1.30 - 2.30

In-Classroom Study

Yes

Out-of-Classroom Study

No

Objective of the Course

To provide the theoretical and clinical knowledge on ADHD

Prerequisites

None

Course Contents

ADHD is examined from biological, psychological and educational perspectives, including the history, causes, symptomatology, diagnostic criteria, methods of treatment and the psycho-social effects of the condition on the person and his/her family.

Recommended Readings

  • American Psychiatric Association (2000) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), Washington DC Author.

  • Barkley, R. A. (2005). Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Barkley, R. A., Murphy, K. R. & Fischer, M. (2007). ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Conners, C.K. (1990). Dyslexia and the Neurophysiology of Attention. In G. T. Pavlidis (Ed.), Perspectives on Dyslexia: Volume I. Neurology, Neuropsychology and Genetics (pp. 163-195). Chichester: J. Wiley & Sons.

  • Samaras, P. & Pavlidis, G. Th. "Can Ophthalmokinesis (Pavlidis Test) Objectively Prognose - Diagnose Preschoolers at High-Risk for ADHD?" Paper presented at the 5th World Congress on Dyslexia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 23-27 August, 2004.

  • Tsermentzeli, S. & Pavlidis, G. Th . " Familiality of ADHD: Behavioural Patterns, Learning and Sequential Problems in Parents of Children with ADHD: A Greek Family Study" Paper presented at the 5th World Congress on Dyslexia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 23-27 August 2004.

  • World Health Organization. (1992) The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10)

Teaching Methods

Lecture + Tutorials

Assesment Methods

70% Papers, 30% Final exams

Language of Instruction

English

Course Schedule

 

1. Week

HISTORY

2. Week

SYMPTOMATOLOGY 1

3. Week

SYMPTOMATOLOGY 2

4. Week

CAUSES 1

5. Week

CAUSES 2

6. Week

DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA DSM-IV 1

7. Week

DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA DSM-IV 2

8. Week

DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA ICD-10

9. Week

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEARNING DISABILITIES + ADHD

10.Week

PSYCHO-SOCIAL + EDUCATIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF ADHD

11.Week

PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT

12.Week

PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT

13.Week CONCLUSIONS