PSYC 390

Developmental Disabilities: Issues, Assessment and Intervention

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective December 23, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This independent study focuses on the study of developmental disabilities as a multidisciplinary study in both theory and practice. Students gain an understanding of intervention causes, issues and methods related to developmental disabilities to ensure successful mainstreaming within the community.

Special information

Note: After registering, call the Psychology Department at 651-999-5820.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply knowledge to the major issues related to the rights of people with a developmental disability and their place in the community.
  • Can apply knowledge to what is needed to educationally program and environmentally plan for people with a developmental disability from birth through adulthood.
  • Understands the definition and knows the identifiable causes developmental disabilities.
  • Understands the issues involved in assessment and diagnosis of developmental disabilities.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.