Psychology of children with intellectual impairments

1.     The title:

Psychology of children with intellectual impairments

2.     Summary

The course "Psychology of children with intellectual impairments" is included in the cycle of the chief subjects in teachers-pathologists training for the work with children with developmental deviations.

The aim of the subject is ensuring students' readiness for the implementation of the psychological and pedagogical support for children with intellectual impairments at correctional education institutions.

The objectives:

1) developing students' comprehension of the oligophrenopsychology as a sphere of the psychological science and practice.

2) familiarizing students with the main categories, principles and methods the oligophrenopsychology as a branch of the special psychology;

3) familiarizing students with the psychological particularities of children with the mental retardation, the basic mechanisms and laws of their psychic development;

4) developing the knowledge of the psychological and pedagogical support for children with intellectual impairments in various forms of the educational process;

5) transforming the knowledge into the methodological skills in the organizing of the psychological and pedagogical support for children with intellectual impairments;

6) cultivating in students the practical skills of the psychological work at correctional educational institutions;

7) promoting the development of students' humane treatment of persons with developmental problems;

8) bringing future professionals closer to the profession of the teacher- pathologist for the work with children with developmental deviations and ensuring the logical improvement of the acquired knowledge in the independent work.

Requirements for the level of students training, who have completed studying the course:

A student should have an idea of:

the aetiology, the pathogenesis and the clinic of the intellectual impairments;

the correctional orientation of the education, the training and the development in the process of psychological and pedagogical support for children with intellectual impairments;

numerous domestic and foreign systems of the psychological and pedagogical support for children with intellectual impairments;

          modern technologies of the psychological and pedagogical support for children with intellectual impairments.

A student should know:

the subject content, the aim, objectives, means of the psychology of children with intellectual impairments;

basic regularities of the psychic development of children with the normal and pathologic intelligence;

basic research methods in the psychology of children with intellectual impairments;

methods and techniques of the correctional and developing influence upon the personality of a child with intellectual impairments.

A student should be able to:

organize all forms of the work on the psychological and pedagogical support for children with intellectual impairments at educational institutions;

conduct the individual and the group diagnostic work with children with intellectual impairments;

conduct the individual and the group correctional and developing work with children with intellectual impairments;

solve common psychological and pedagogical problems, arising in the process of the training and the education of children with intellectual impairments;

keep psychological and pedagogical documentation during the organizing the psychological and pedagogical support for children with intellectual impairments.

 

3.     Total amount of hours - 120

4.     Overall labour-intensiveness of the subject

 

 

Type of work

Amount of hours

1

Theoretical studies (lectures)

38

2

Practical studies

38

3

Independent work

28

4

Work in the library

15

 

Exam

1

 

5.     Credits - 4

6.     The academic year period: 4 semester (the second half-year)

7.     Specialty code 032000 - Special pre-school pedagogy and psychology (..01)

8.     Information of the developer:

Patimat Omarovna Omarova Candidate of Psychology, professor, the. deputy head of Correctional Pedagogy and Special Psychology, DSPU, the head of the chair of research and innovation projects and grants. The author of about 200 scientific publications in the field of general and special pedagogy and psychology, including monographs and educational aids, such as The communicative development of mentally retarded primary schoolchildren (awarded with the diploma of the Fund of the Development of the Domestic Education), Psychological and pedagogical support for orphans, "The role of the family in the socialization of physically challenged children ", "The methods of teaching the children's rights" (awarded with the medal and the diploma of the Exhibition "The Education Environment - 2008" in All-Russia Exhibition Centre), "Childrens education in the spirit of patriotism and friendship among peoples in the family", "Psychology of communication and behavior of the mentally retarded schoolchildren, etc. The Winner of the Prize of the Ministry of the Youth Affairs of the Republic of Daghestan and the Ministry of the National Policy, Information and External Relations of the Republic of Daghestan (2008).

2005-2007 - coordinator of the Daghestan mobile training group of the UNO Children's Fund (UNICEF) on the program The peacemaking education and developing the tolerance of children and young people in the Northern Caucasus. In 2008 she worked as an adviser of the UNO Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Northern Caucasus. The participant of the grant projects of the Swiss Embassy in the Russian Federation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, The Point of the Rest Fund, the International Committee of the Red Cross. Tempus Fund of the Social Chamber of the Russian Federation, Russian Charitable Foundation No for the alcoholism and the drug addiction.

Professor P.O. Omarova is a participant and an organizer of many international scientific and practical conferences, congresses, symposiums and seminars (Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Poland, Russia, Ukraine). Under her scientific supervision two Ph.D. theses and 8 Masters theses were defended.

 

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