Ch 5: Challenges Students Face: Cognitive and Emotional

About This Chapter

The Illinois Licensure Testing Systems (ILTS) school counselor exam tests you on concepts including the cognitive and emotional issues students face. Make reviewing for the exam easier with these video lessons.

ILTS School Counselor - Challenges Students Face: Cognitive and Emotional - Chapter Summary

Update your knowledge of the cognitive disorders and delays faced by some children, as well as emotional and environmental issues that affect students. The video lessons in the Challenges Students Face: Cognitive and Emotional chapter include these topics and more:

  • Advanced cognitive development and Renzulli's triad
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: definition of ADHD
  • Characteristics and effects of the cultural and environmental milieu of the student and the student's family, including cultural and linguistic diversity, socioeconomic level, abuse/neglect, substance abuse, and optionality (e.g., disabilities, giftedness, at-risk status)
  • Characteristics of speech sound errors: speech and communication disorders
  • Cognitive and social functioning delays: adapting instruction for learners
  • Developmental abnormalities in children: effects and impacts on learning
  • Emotional and behavioral disorders: autism & Asperger's syndrome
  • How to identify children with a learning disability
  • The impact of abuse and neglect on child growth and development
  • Medications that can have an effect on the educational, cognitive, physical, social, and emotional behaviors of individuals
  • Recognizing the effects of cultural and environmental factors on students' performance
  • The effect that addictive behavior, psychopathology, and situational and environmental factors have on both normal and abnormal behavior

The video lessons in the Challenges Students Face: Cognitive and Emotional chapter help you understand the important concepts you'll need for the ILTS content-area exam in school counseling. Reviewing with engaging and fun videos can help make the lesson easy to understand using everyday language and clear examples.

ILTS School Counselor: Objectives

The Illinois Licensure Testing Systems (ILTS) content-area exams, including the school counselor exam, determine your readiness for teacher licensing. You'll receive a test score of 100-300, with a score of at least 240 required for you to apply for licensing.

The school counselor exam consists of 125 questions, all in multiple-choice format. These video lessons each include a self-assessment quiz to help you get experience answering questions similar to those found on the ILTS exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: Challenges Students Face: Cognitive and Emotional
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Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

1. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

2. 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.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

3. 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.

Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

4. Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

When growing up, keeping pace with your classmates can be difficult, but for some it's much harder than others. In this lesson we will explore cognitive and social developmental milestones in terms of the developmental delays that affect school-age children.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

5. 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.

Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

6. Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

In this lesson, we explore speech sound disorders, which include articulation deficits, phonological process disorder and fluency disorder. Also learn the characteristics of each of these disorders.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

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.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

8. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

Common Issues with Elementary School Children

9. Common Issues with Elementary School Children

While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.

Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children

10. Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children

You may have had a tough time during your middle or high school years; during that time, it's common for teens to go through various emotional challenges. Here, we will look into several issues that are commonly faced during this time.

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