Ch 5: Atypical Development & Delays

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to gain insight into types of and reasons for abnormal development and developmental delays in children. This is a great resource you can use to boost your professional knowledge or prepare for academic or certification exams.

Atypical Development and Delays - Chapter Summary

Learn more about specific types of developmental delays and disorders and their effect on a child's education in this engaging chapter. You'll also be able to get details about what teachers can do to intervene and ensure that special needs students benefit from a positive and effective learning environment. Other lessons go over specific types of disorders and provide key term definitions and examples to clarify all details. Once you are finished reviewing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define and provide examples of abnormal human development
  • Discuss the effects of developmental abnormalities on learning
  • Identify types, causes and symptoms of developmental delays
  • Use teaching strategies that are effective for students with global developmental delay
  • Understand aspects of autism
  • Describe issues faced by students with learning disabilities, communication disorders, intellectual disabilities and emotional or behavioral disorders
  • Explain the challenges and issues faced by students with hearing and visual impairments

This chapter makes studing easy and convenient by offering 24/7 accessibility from any device and a print option for lessons transcripts. Expert instructors guide you through this material and can be contacted via a short online form with any questions regarding these topics. Self-assessment quizzes measure what you have learned and determine your ability to progress through the chapter.

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: Atypical Development & Delays
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Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

1. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

2. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

3. What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Some children do not reach specific developmental milestones, such as walking or talking, within the normal age range. Learn more about the different types of developmental delays, their causes, and symptoms.

Teaching Children with Global Developmental Delay

4. Teaching Children with Global Developmental Delay

As a classroom teacher, you will have students with many different needs and diagnoses. It is important to be prepared with a basic understanding of some of the more common disability labels. In this lesson, you will learn some basic principles to use in teaching students with global developmental delay.

Students with Learning Disabilities

5. Students with Learning Disabilities

Working with students who have learning disabilities requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson explores the issues faced by learning disabled students.

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

6. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This lesson will highlight issues that are relevant to teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including causes, diagnosis, education and transition into adulthood. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Students with Intellectual Disabilities

7. Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Students with intellectual disabilities have unique characteristics and special needs. This lesson defines and explains the concept of intellectual disability and considers how these students may interact and learn differently in the classroom.

Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

8. Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

Working with students who have emotional or behavioral disorders requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson will explore the issues faced by these students and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Students with Communication Disorders

9. Students with Communication Disorders

Students with communication disorders have unique needs and may have issues with speech, language, hearing, or processing. This lesson will explore communication disorders in students and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

10. Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson explores the issues faced by the deaf and hard of hearing student.

Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

11. Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Working with students who are blind or have low vision requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson will explore the issues faced by blind and low vision students and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

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