2023-2024 / PSYC0927-1

Neurodevelopmental and neuropaediatric difficulties [D]


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Steve Majerus

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The theoretical, neurobiological and clinical aspects of the different (neuro)developmental and children neuropsychological disorders will be examined. The class will examine the disorders and developmental difficulties of the different cognitive functions (memory, attention, executive functions, visuo-motor functions, social cognition) and associated syndromes. The main syndromes that will be presented are: 1) genetic syndromes (Fragile-X syndrome, 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome, Down syndrome, ...), 2) developmental disorders (autism, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ...), 3) acquired disorders (traumatic brain injury, encephalitis, ...), 4) epileptic syndromes.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The student will get familiarized with the main cognitive disorders and syndromes encountered in neuropsychological and neuropeditric settings. They will be able to formulate hypotheses about diagnosis and treatement based on the complaints and the observed cognitive profile.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

However, having good knowledge of content of the course PSYC5872-1-Neuropsychology is advised

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex cathedra lectures, case descriptions, clinical discussions

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

The slides will be posted on my.uliege.be
Recommended reading :
Majerus, S., Jambaqué, I., Mottron, L., Van der Linden, M. , & Poncelet, M. (2020). Traité de Neuropsychologie de l'enfant - 2ème édition. Louvain-la-Neuve: De Boeck Supérieur.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

written examination; Multiple Choice Questionnaire and assessment of response confidence

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course






Association of one or more MOOCs