Ch 3: Characteristics of Cognitive Impairments

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Use this chapter to study the characteristics of cognitive impairments and enhance your preparations for an upcoming test. Our engaging lessons, mini quizzes and practice exam are available 24/7 and can boost your knowledge of these characteristics in a short period of time.

Characteristics of Cognitive Impairments - Chapter Summary

The fun lessons in this entertaining chapter closely examine characteristics of cognitive impairments. Get reacquainted with cognitive function and dysfunction, cognitive impairment in children, mild cognitive impairment and more with help from qualified instructors. In no time, you will be able to:

  • Define and list types of cognitive disabilities
  • Describe the causes and symptoms of cognitive impairment
  • Compare and contrast cognitive disability and intellectual disability
  • Explain the symptoms of severe cognitive impairment
  • Discuss the needs of students with low-incidence, severe and multiple disabilities
  • Identify and describe different types of specific learning disabilities
  • Share similarities and differences between ADHD and cognitive impairment
  • Summarize how diabetes can lead to cognitive impairment

To get started, choose your first lesson in this chapter and review its contents. Feel free to take its accompanying quiz to gauge your comprehension before selecting other lessons along the right-hand sidebar. Our practice exam lets you test your overall knowledge of the characteristics of cognitive impairments. Taking advantage of these flexible resources ensures you have the knowledge needed to excel on your test.

12 Lessons in Chapter 3: Characteristics of Cognitive Impairments
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Cognitive Function: Definition & Assessment

1. Cognitive Function: Definition & Assessment

Cognitive functions are higher order mental processes that help us gather and process information. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the different types of cognitive functions and how we study them.

What is Cognitive Dysfunction? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

2. What is Cognitive Dysfunction? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson defines cognitive dysfunction, as well as its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Examples of cognitive dysfunction and how it may be diagnosed are also given.

What are Cognitive Disabilities? - Definition, Types & Examples

3. What are Cognitive Disabilities? - Definition, Types & Examples

Educators must be prepared to work with students with cognitive disabilities. In this lesson, we will review the definition and different types of cognitive disabilities that are present in today's classrooms.

What Is Cognitive Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

4. What Is Cognitive Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

This lesson looks at what cognitive impairment is, how it happens, and what some of the causes are. It also looks at how people, throughout their lifespan, can be affected by events that cause cognitive impairment.

Cognitive Disability vs. Intellectual Disability

5. Cognitive Disability vs. Intellectual Disability

Although cognitive disabilities and intellectual disabilities are related, the terms refer to different effects and conditions. In this lesson, we will discuss their similarities and differences, including where they overlap.

Cognitive Impairment in Children

6. Cognitive Impairment in Children

This lesson looks at what cognitive impairment in children is, and how it becomes an issue. The reasons why children become or are cognitively impaired - medical condition, accident, genetic cause or due to disease - and how parents can help are detailed.

Mild Cognitive Impairment: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

7. Mild Cognitive Impairment: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Did you know that between 10 and 20 percent of individuals over age 65 are thought to have mild cognitive impairment? In this lesson, we will learn all about mild cognitive impairment, its symptoms, causes, and how it is treated.

Severe Cognitive Impairment: Definition & Symptoms

8. Severe Cognitive Impairment: Definition & Symptoms

In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the symptoms and causes of severe cognitive impairment, which seriously impacts our ability to think, reason, and even take care of ourselves.

Students with Low-Incidence, Severe & Multiple Disabilities

9. Students with Low-Incidence, Severe & Multiple Disabilities

Students with low-incidence, severe, or multiple disabilities have unique needs. This lesson will discuss some specifics regarding these three classifications of disabilities.

Specific Learning Disability: Definition & Types

10. Specific Learning Disability: Definition & Types

Specific learning disabilities are more common than you may think, with some occurring in as many as 1 in every 5 children. Learn more about specific learning disabilities, how they can manifest and how you can recognize them in your students.

ADHD & Cognitive Impairment

11. ADHD & Cognitive Impairment

This lesson discusses the similarities and the differences between ADHD and cognitive impairment. Although someone with ADHD will exhibit some forms of cognitive impairment, there are ways to differentiate between the two diagnoses.

Diabetes & Cognitive Impairment

12. Diabetes & Cognitive Impairment

Did you know that in addition to damaging many other parts of the body, diabetes can damage the brain and lead to cognitive impairment? This lesson describes the many proposed mechanisms behind how this occurs.

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