Psychology of Children
Human development is a complex and fascinating subject. As a child psychologist, you will explore the very beginning of an individual’s cognitive development, which changes so significantly during childhood and adolescence. This entry-level course covers all aspects of children’s psychological development and will introduce a wide range of methods and techniques in developmental psychology.
Throughout this child psychology course, you will explore the critical stages of childhood development. You will learn all about physical, social, and emotional development in children, and how a child’s genetics and social environment can influence their thought processes and behaviour. This course offers real-world practical exercises, covering a wide range of psychological approaches and theories, including modules on how to manage grief and counsel children with special educational needs.
- Understand the basics of child psychology and the different stages of a child’s development
- Explore the different types of child development, from physical to social & emotional
- Get a thorough introduction to the major cognitive and psychosocial development theories
- Learn about how gender, genetic and social factors affect a child’s development
- Develop key communication skills to build trusting relationships with your clients
- Gain an understanding of how learning & behavioural disorders can affect a child’s neurological development.
- Learn different approaches to counselling children who are suffering from grief
- Step into the day-to-day role of a child psychologist and develop the practical knowledge required to kickstart your career
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
- Online study materials
- Mock exams
- Multiple-choice assessment
How is the course assessed?
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.
Why study this course
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
The Psychology of Children is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
|Module 01: Basics of Child Psychology|
|What is Child Psychology?||00:15:00|
|Defining Children and Childhood||00:15:00|
|Module 02: Child Development Theories|
|Personality (Psychosocial) Development Theories||00:05:00|
|Growth & Development Theories||00:05:00|
|Cognitive (Intellectual) Development Theories||00:05:00|
|Social Learning Theories||00:10:00|
|Moral Reasoning Theories||00:10:00|
|Module 03: Factors That Influence Development|
|Genetic Influences in Development||00:15:00|
|Influence of Attachment||00:10:00|
|Influence of Gender||00:15:00|
|Nutrition and Child Development||00:30:00|
|Module 04: Different Types of Child Development|
|Social and Emotional Development||00:15:00|
|Moral and Ethical Development||00:15:00|
|Module 05: Communication and Language Development|
|Promoting Communication Development||00:20:00|
|The Development of Language||00:10:00|
|Module 06: Difficulties, Disabilities and Disorders|
|Difficulties in language development||00:05:00|
|Phases of Grief||00:10:00|
|Module 07: Caring Children With Special Needs|
|Caring for Children with Feeding and Communication Differences||00:20:00|
|Caring for Children with Mobility Differences||00:05:00|
|Caring for The Child with Special Social and Emotional Needs||00:15:00|
|How to Care for Children with Complex Needs?||00:15:00|
|Module 08: Understanding the Role of a Child Psychologist|
|High Intelligence & School Psychology||00:15:00|
|Roles and Responsibilities of an Educational Psychologist||00:10:00|
|Module 09: Self Esteem & Confidence|
|Why self-esteem matters and How to Nurture it?||00:10:00|
|Module 10: Child Psychology - Applied|
|What is ‘Child Psychology’?||00:08:00|
|The Role of Child Psychologist||00:06:00|
|Where do Child Psychologists Work||00:07:00|
|Module 11: Child Psychology - Theoretical Approach|
|Why do we need to learn theories?||00:08:00|
|Developmental Theories: What we are born with||00:09:00|
|Module 12: Environmental & Socio-Cultural and Family & Schooling Factors in Development|
|‘Attachment’ factor in newborns||00:08:00|
|Socio-Cultural Factors in Child’s Development||00:08:00|
|Module 13: Cognitive and Emotional Development|
|Language & Cognitive Development||00:07:00|
|Emotions & Feelings||00:06:00|
|Socialising with others||00:04:00|
|Thank You and Good Bye!||00:02:00|
|Module 14: Babies from Birth to One Year|
|About the Course and your Tutor||FREE||00:02:00|
|The Importance of Bonding||00:08:00|
|The Social and Emotional development: from birth to 1 yr||00:06:00|
|The Innate Reflexes of Newborn Babies||00:07:00|
|The Benefits of Testing at ‘Milestones’||00:07:00|
|Module 15: Stages and Sequences of Social and Emotional Development|
|The Importance of Social and Emotional Development||00:06:00|
|The Ages and Stages that Children go through||00:12:00|
|The Main theories in Developmental Psychology||00:07:00|
|The Importance of Positive Role Models||00:08:00|
|The Barriers to Achieving the ‘Milestones’||00:07:00|
|The Importance of Unconditional Love||00:06:00|
|Module 16: Language and Linguistic Skills Development|
|Forms of communication||00:05:00|
|What is ‘Pre-linguistic’ form of communication||00:05:00|
|The Active and the Passive Communication||00:06:00|
|The Importance of Opportunities in Development of the Skills||00:05:00|
|The Importance of Body Language||00:06:00|
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