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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an atypical development unit of a standard human growth and development course. Topics covered include:
- Classification and diagnosis of abnormal human development
- Social norms in infants, children and adults
- Developmental abnormalities in children
- Emotional and behavioral disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Advanced cognitive development and Renzulli's triad
- Mood, eating and anxiety disorders
- Substance related disorders
- Developmental abnormalities in adults
- Dementia and Alzheimer's
- Chronic illness and physical disabilities
- Different types of mental disabilities
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.
2. Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders
How do you diagnose something that you can't see? That's the problem faced by psychologists. This lesson will show you the tool they use to help diagnose their patients.
3. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults
In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
4. 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.
5. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome
If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.
6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD
This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.
7. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad
In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.
8. Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder
Does feeling sad automatically mean someone is depressed? Are there different kinds of depression? What are mood disorders? This lesson will take a look at the answers to those questions.
9. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types
Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.
10. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.
11. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics
Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.
12. Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns
Developmental abnormalities in adults can have significant effects on the individual and an impact on society. In this lesson, examine examples and explore some of these issues.
13. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging
In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.
14. Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development
What are chronic illnesses and physical disabilities? How do these conditions impact both the individual and society? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
15. Different Types of Mental Disabilities: Definitions & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of and differentiate between two types of mental disabilities: psychological disabilities and cognitive disabilities. Explore potential outcomes and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
16. Intersexed Individuals: Definition & Explanation
Studying the condition called 'intersex' can help you identify how this issue is identified and manifested. Explore this condition and test yourself with a quiz.
17. What Is Tardive Dyskinesia? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms
Learn about the medication-induced movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia. Explore the effects, causes, and possible treatments of this disorder, and test yourself with a quiz.
18. Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Symptoms & Diagnosis
Primary ciliary dyskinesia is heritable disease that effects how cilia and flagella are able to move and work. In this lesson, find out the common symptoms associated with primary ciliary dyskinesia, and learn the how the disease is diagnosed.
19. What is Developmental Delay in Adults?
As children grow, they develop the skills they need to become functioning adults, but sometimes, there are delays in development. In this lesson, we'll learn how developmental delay affects adults.
20. Gross Motor Skills Developmental Delay: Causes & Signs
All kids develop at their own rates, but some rates are slow enough to be cause for concern. This lesson is going to discuss gross motor skills developmental delay, signs of this type of delay, and the possible causes of the delay.
21. Developmental Delay & Social Development
Developmental delays not only impact an individual's physical and cognitive growth, but they can also play a large part in an individual's ability to socialize. Read this lesson to learn more about developmental delays and the significance of social delay.
22. Hypotonia: Definition, Symptoms & Causes
We take something called muscle tone for granted, as we rarely think about it. But a condition called hypotonia can reveal the true importance of muscle tone. Find out more in this lesson.
23. Developmental Coordination Disorder: Definition, Symptoms & Causes
Developmental coordination disorder impacts a person's ability complete tasks that other unaffected people take for granted. Read this lesson to learn more about what this condition is and how its symptoms affect daily life.
24. Angelman Syndrome: Definition, Symptoms & Causes
In this lesson, we'll learn what Angelman syndrome is and examine the genetic changes that are known to cause Angelman syndrome. We'll also discuss what symptoms a person can expect a child with Angelman syndrome to have throughout his or her lifetime.
25. Developmental Coordination Disorder in Adults
Developmental Coordination Disorder is a neurological disease that affects an individual's ability to use their muscles smoothly. Read this lesson to learn about how this disorder can negatively impact adulthood and how it may be treated.
26. Williams Syndrome: Definition, Symptoms & Causes
Learn about a genetic disorder called Williams syndrome. Find out which genes are effected, the traits they bring about, and the symptoms that can be common in this disorder.
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