Child Development and Development Therapies is an interdisciplinary area of study combining theoretical knowledge of children's typical and atypical development from a biological, psychological and social perspective. An understanding of the application of child development to the practice of therapeutic working with children and an understanding of a range of therapeutic interventions related to children with development problems. The curriculum is comprised of three core academic pathways: an in-depth exploration of typical and atypical child development and its therapeutic application; assessment and quantitative skills; and therapeutic working with children and families. Shadowing work experience is built into the curriculum to enable students to gain valuable practical experiences in working with children with developmental issues and their families. The degree has excellent links with the NHS, other helping organisations and professionals allowing students to benefit from in-class contact with practitioners. Graduates can progress in to a wide range of professional fields and roles such as developmental therapist, therapist assistant, therapy services, community psychology services, children’s services, family support worker, research assistant. Graduates could also progress to more specialised therapeutic programmes such as: speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, art therapist, play therapist or to doctorate study.