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Ch 14: Sensory & Perceptual Development: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Sensory and Perceptual Development unit of this High School Psychology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the development of the senses throughout the lifespan. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the senses and perception. There is no faster or easier way to learn about sensory and perceptual development. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn sensitive periods in young children, habituation, attention, sensory thresholds and sensory deprivation.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Sensory and Perceptual Development unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Sensory and Perceptual Development Unit Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the development of the senses in babies and young children.
  • Learn about habituation and perceptual development in infants.
  • See how attention plays a role in perceptual development.
  • Examine the concept of sensory thresholds and how perception changes with age.
  • Find out how sensory deprivation can impact human development.

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