Ch 11: Atypical Development in Children and Adolescents

About This Chapter

Use the following video lessons and quizzes to help you learn about atypical development in children and adolescents. Explore the impact of developmental abnormalities, mental and physical disabilities, and chronic illnesses on a young person's growth.

Atypical Development in Children and Adolescents - Chapter Summary

This chapter on atypical development in children and adolescents starts with a definition of abnormal development and moves on to provide concrete examples of such atypical behaviors. Lessons will then explain how developmental abnormalities can impact a child's learning. Mental and learning disabilities in young people are explored, with definitions and examples of specific types of problems.

Lessons will then examine the effects of physical illnesses and disabilities on human development and learning. The chapter closes with a lesson on social norms in infants, children and adults. Definitions and examples are provided for each stage in the human life. This chapter will cover some of the following topics:

  • Definition of abnormal human development
  • Examples of atypical human development
  • Developmental abnormalities in children
  • Types of mental disabilities and their effect on development
  • Effects of chronic illness and physical disabilities on human development
  • Social norms in infants, children and adults

These short, interactive video lessons are presented by knowledgeable instructors in the field. Each video comes with self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts that can provide you with more detailed information or study hints. Video tags are included, so you can more quickly navigate through your lessons. Key terms are also linked to other text lessons, so you can easily define important terms.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Atypical Development in Children and Adolescents
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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.

Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

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.

What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

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.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

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.

Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

5. 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.

Different Types of Mental Disabilities: Definitions & Examples

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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