Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns


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How is abnormal development defined?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an individual with a developmental abnormality?

2. Why are social programs important for people with developmental abnormalities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these helpful materials to learn about some causes for developmental abnormalities and the ways they can make an adult's life more difficult. Our handy quiz will test your knowledge of information covered in the lesson, such as the influences of social programs that work to make the lives of developmentally disabled individuals easier.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will teach you more about:

  • The term for development that differs significantly from one's peers
  • Effects that developmental abnormalities have on an adult's functioning
  • Facts about adults with abnormal development
  • The purpose of financial benefits and other services for adults with developmental abnormalities

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the effects of developmental abnormalities on adults
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of abnormal behavior
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the life of a disabled person in a different light

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson on the topic of developmental abnormalities in adults will teach you how to:

  • Define abnormal development in comparison to normal development
  • Explain how the American Disabilities Act and Developmental Disabilities Act have had a positive societal effect
  • List ways in which an intervention program might help out individuals with developmental abnormalities
  • Discuss how an inability to communicate might result in frustrated behavior