Hebron University - Child Neuropsychology & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

College of Graduate Studies

Course Description


Clinical Neuropsychology (Childhood and Adolescence)

This course presents the basics of clinical neuropsychology in childhood and adolescence. It includes a study of the relationship between the brain and behavior in children and adolescents, identifies changes resulting from brain injuries, and reviews the differences between children and adults, psychological assessment tools and treatment approaches, and applications of clinical neuropsychology to children and adolescents.

Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment

The course aims to introduce the principles of neuropsychological assessment in children and adolescents. It seeks to answer key questions about this subject: what? when? and how? Students learn how to carry out a neuropsychological assessment, what tools are appropriate to diagnose and evaluate children and adolescents with neuropsychological disorders and how to interpret the results of these processes.

Prevention and Neuropsychological Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence

This course focuses on identifying the neuropsychological principles used in prevention and intervention programs for children and adolescents. It presents a set of appropriate models and strategies for promoting mental health, prevention, and intervention in developmental disorders in childhood and adolescence. The importance of the course lies in its focus on applied aspects, such as designing preventive programs, intervention programs, and training in methods of measuring changes in children and adolescents who participate in these programs.

esearch Methodology in Clinical Neuropsychology

This course covers the principles of scientific research in neuropsychology as well as the instruments used to conduct scientific research, such as case studies, clinical observations, interviews, neuropsychological tests, and measurements. It also covers methods of analysis and interpretation, formulation of a clinical research problem, and quantitative and qualitative research to better understand the brain-behavior relationship and the behavioral and psychological effects resulting from brain dysfunction due to genetic or environmental factors. 

Neuropsychological Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course deals with the basic concepts of autism spectrum disorders, methods of diagnosing this type of disorders, and the most important appropriate therapeutic interventions. It also presents the most important results of studies in neuroscience, brain imaging, and neuropsychology. The course includes practical exercises on some diagnostic tools.

Environment and Neurodevelopment

The course aims to identify the impact of external environmental factors on child neuropsychological development. It examines how factors, such as malnutrition, domestic violence, occupation practices, may lead to abnormal neuropsychological development in childhood and adolescence. The course also seeks to provide appropriate preventive and therapeutic interventions.

Intellectual Disability

This course aims to introduce cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional changes in children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities (ID). It explores ID in terms of causes, types, and prevalence. The course also seeks to train students on ID assessment tools.

ADHD Neuropsychological Assessment

This course focuses on the basic concepts of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD (formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder ADD) in terms of its diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. This course explores the theories explaining its emergence, reviewing the most important studies related to neuroscience, brain imaging, and neuropsychology. The course also introduces tools for assessing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by presenting clinical case models.

Psychological and Neurological Changes of Brain Injuries

This course deals with the psychological and neurological changes resulting from brain injuries in childhood and adolescence. It focuses on the assessment tools and prevailing practical approaches utilized to deal with emotional, cognitive and behavioral disorders resulting from brain injuries. It includes a number of practical applications related to this subject.

Developmental and Neurological Changes in Language Learning Disorders

This course deals with the basic concepts of language learning disorders with a focus on describing the neuropsychological performance of children suffering from these disorders. It also deals with the most important methods of assessment and therapeutic intervention for these disorders in the childhood and adolescence stages of development.

Psychological and Neurological Changes in Emotional Disorders

This course deals with the basic concepts of emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, subsequent psychological and neurological changes, and the most important contemporary theories explaining their emergence. It also aims to introduce tools for evaluating, diagnosing, treating and preventing emotional disorders.

Brain Development and Neuropsychological Development

This course deals with the manifestations of neurological development of the brain and the conditions for its normal development in childhood and adolescence. It focuses on the importance of psychological and social care to achieve such development. It also includes, in its practical aspect, exercises and applications on cases of normal and abnormal brain development

Master's Thesis (6 credit hours)

This course aims to apply the research skills learned by students in this program through writing a research thesis in the field of child neuropsychology and developmental disorders. It is supervised by specialists throughout its preparation stages to ensure its quality and compliance with scientific research standards and ethics.

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