Ch 2: Characteristics & Effects of Emotional Impairments

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We've made it easy to study the effects and characteristics of emotional impairments with this helpful chapter. As you prepare for an important test or complete your homework, check out these engaging lessons and quizzes for a quick review.

Characteristics & Effects of Emotional Impairments - Chapter Summary

In this series of lessons and quizzes, our expert instructors clearly lay out the characteristics and effects of emotional impairments. Topics covered include emotional growth, emotional disorders and the effects of emotional impairments across the lifespan. Our informative chapter is designed to help you meet the following objectives:

  • Provide an overview and definition of emotional growth
  • Detail the different types of emotional disorders
  • Outline the symptoms of emotional disturbances
  • Discuss how emotional and behavioral disorders impact students
  • Describe the effects of emotional impairment on social/emotional development, language and communication

This chapter is mobile friendly so you can study any time that works well for you. Each one of our lessons is coupled with a self-assessment quiz to help you track your progress through the chapter. Use the Dashboard to reach out to one of our instructors with any questions that you might have.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Characteristics & Effects of Emotional Impairments
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Emotional Growth: Definition & Overview

1. Emotional Growth: Definition & Overview

Ever wonder why you cry at the end of 'Old Yeller'? Or why you get so mad when your favorite football team loses? It's based on emotions, and those responses you have come from your childhood development. This lesson will cover emotions, how they develop, and how they can be used!

What is an Emotional Disorder? - Definition & Types

2. What is an Emotional Disorder? - Definition & Types

This lesson provides a general definition of emotional disorder and discusses the different types of such disorders. Emotional disorders are broken down into two broad categories, mood and anxiety disorders, and the sub-types of these disorders are also defined.

Emotional Disturbance: Definition & Symptoms

3. Emotional Disturbance: Definition & Symptoms

Understanding difficulties students may have is the first step in being able to support them academically. This lesson reviews the definition and symptoms of emotional disturbances, as well some of the common disorders that fall under this umbrella term.

Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

4. Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

Working with students who have emotional or behavioral disorders requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson will explore the issues faced by these students and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Effects of Emotional Impairment on Social & Emotional Development

5. Effects of Emotional Impairment on Social & Emotional Development

If you are a teacher who works with students with emotional impairment, you are probably interested in their overall trajectory for social and emotional development. This lesson discusses some common trends across a life span.

Effects of Emotional Impairment on Language & Communication Development

6. Effects of Emotional Impairment on Language & Communication Development

Emotional impairment is a term for several issues a child may have that negatively affects their learning and life skills. Among the areas often impacted are their listening, attention, and language skills. In this lesson we will discuss how and why.

Effects of Emotional Impairments Across the Lifespan

7. Effects of Emotional Impairments Across the Lifespan

As a special education teacher, you may be wondering how your students' disabilities might impact the rest of their lives. This lesson addresses the effects of emotional impairments across the lifespan.

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