Children & Intellectual Disability

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Children & Intellectual Disability

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Special Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Over the course of this module the student will examine the bio/psycho/social development of children/adolescents and acquire an understanding of the factors that can adversely and positively affect that development. The student will be expected to identify and evaluate the range and type of services and interventions that assist families and communities to develop a child/adolescent with intellectual disability to his or her fullest potential. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the psycho-social and cognitive development of children and adolescents with intellectual disability using theories and applications drawn from lifespan psychology
    2. Evaluate the needs of the family of the individual with intellectual disability.
    3. Recognise relevant legislation that underpins the provision of education, health and social supports to children with intellectual disabilities and their families.
    4. Relate how a nurse in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team can maximise the potential of a child/adolescent with intellectual disability in community, health care, educational, and social settings.
    5. Discuss delivery of nursing care to the child and adolescent with profound and complex needs.
    6. Explore ways of communicating with the child and adolescent with intellectual disability.
    7. Apply sociological concepts to disability, family and society.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.