Taught course

Provision for Children with Developmental Disorders

University of Leeds · School of Education

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) and, at least, three years of relevant experience. We also consider applicants with alternative experience on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Over the two modules you will study the concept of developmental disabilities exploring the historical context and the international picture. Terminology and labels are addressed with examples discussed from education and health, together with methods of classification, identification and definition. Key concepts such as uneven child profiles and discrepancy criteria are analysed together with controversies that exist in the field. Four developmental disabilities are being addressed as a whole with Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination forming the basis of the first module. The second module examines attention deficit disorder and autistic spectrum disorder within the framework and concept of developmental disorders.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)113 343 4550