Ch 10: Atypical Development in Humans

About This Chapter

Use this online video lesson to learn about atypical development in humans. Find out about social norms and see examples for infants, children and adults.

Atypical Development in Humans - Chapter Summary

This chapter will provide you with an overview of abnormal human development in humans and includes definitions and examples. You'll learn about specific emotional and behavioral challenges, such as autism, that are related to neural development and social interaction. Instructors will also discuss Renzulli's Triad, an education model for gifted and talented students that includes above average ability, creativity and task commitment.

In this lesson, you'll learn about the different types of mental disabilities and be provided with specific definitions and examples. Additional topics include the aging effects and social concerns associated with atypical development in adults. When you finish the chapter, you'll have received information about:

  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Advanced cognitive development
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's
  • The effects of chronic illness and physical disabilities on human development

These video lessons are taught by experienced educators and professionals, and the short, easy-to-follow formats are designed to facilitate the learning process. They are also available as transcripts, with key terms linked to text-based lessons and the opportunity to find out more information. Through the use of video tags, you can revisit individual parts of the lessons without having to re-watch the entire video. Additional features include online self-assessment quizzes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Atypical Development in Humans
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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.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

4. 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.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

5. 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.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

6. 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.

Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns

7. 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.

Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

8. 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.

Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

9. 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

10. 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.

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