The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

REHS 3345 Lifespan Development and Disability

The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the different periods in the lifespan of a human being from birth to death with a focus on disability. The course emphasizes an understanding of important methods, terms, theories, and findings in the field of developmental psychology. The course will examine possible causes or sources of developmental change focused on a primary normative development. Special attention will be provided on disability-related issues as they impact human growth and development. Different theoretical perspectives will be explored to understand how these perspectives affect or determine the research and applications that arise from them. The course will take a chronological approach to development through the major lifespan stages: prenatal period, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.



Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

School of Rehab Serv & Counsel


As scheduled