||PED652 - Child Psychopharmacology
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Evaluates and lists the primary medications in use today; critiques pertinent research in psychiatric intervention as it relates to psychotherapy; analyzes selected issues in resolving possible conflict in treatment goals. School Psychology candidates learn to recognize signs and symptoms that might be amenable to medication. Many disorders are discussed.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Understand and articulate the way in which drugs are handled by the body.
- Discuss the neural underpinnings of psychotropic drug action.
- Distinguish between the major classes of psychotropic agents used in the treatment of specific disorders of childhood and adolescents.
- Recognize and articulate drug side effects and the way in which such side effects might impact school performance.
- Understand which symptoms are treatable with psychotropic medications and when other co-therapies are indicated.
- Discuss medication treatment options, drug effects, and drug side effects with parents, children, and other members of the treatment team.
- Articulate cultural and ethnic differences is the diagnosis, treatment, and response to psychopharmaco therapies.
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of biological, cultural, developmental, and social influences on behavior and mental health; behavioral and emotional impacts on learning and life skills; and evidence-based strategies to promote social-emotional functioning and mental health; demonstrates skills to use assessment and data-collection methods and to implement and evaluate services that support socialization, learning, and mental health.
- Demonstrate knowledge of principles
and research related to family systems,
strengths, needs, and culture; evidence-based
strategies to support family influences on
children's learning, socialization, and mental
health; and methods to develop collaboration
between families and schools; demonstrates skills to design, implement, and evaluate services that respond to culture and context and facilitate family and school partnership/interactions with community agencies for enhancement of academic and social-behavioral outcomes for children.
Students with Disabilities:
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Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.
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Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
- Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
- There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures