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Below is a sample breakdown of the Atypical Development chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| Abnormal Human Development: Definition and Examples; |
Classification and Diagnosis;
What are Social Norms? Definition and Examples in Infants, Children and Adults
| The characteristics of abnormal development; |
A look at how psychologists diagnose their patients;
Standards of behavior throughout the life stages
|Tuesday|| Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects and Impacts on Learning; |
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Autism and Asperger's Syndrome;
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD
| The effects of developmental abnormalities and the importance of early intervention; |
A look at how these disorders affect the ability to communicate and interact socially;
Common characteristics of the disorder and strategies for teaching students who have ADHD
|Wednesday|| Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad; |
| Measuring childrens' intellectual capabilities, and the contrasts between gifted and talented children; |
The symptoms and possible causes of mood disorders;
The characteristics of various eating disorders
|Thursday|| Anxiety Disorders; |
Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects and Social Concerns
| The symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder and various phobias; |
Determining when substance use is actually a disorder;
A look at how a developmental disability affects daily life
|Friday|| Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences and Impact on Aging; |
Chronic Illness and Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development;
Different Types of Mental Disabilities: Definitions and Examples
| The symptoms and causes of these cognitive disorders; |
A look at speech, mobility, vision and hearing impairments and the management of chronic health conditions;
The symptoms of various psychological disabilities and some possible treatments
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, Persistent Depressive 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.
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