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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the MTTC Cognitive Impairment (056): Practice & Study Guide course
- Normal & Abnormal Human Growth & Development
- Factors Impacting Development & Learning
- Effects of Cognitive Impairments on Learning & Life
- Types of Assessment for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Conducting Assessments for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Interpreting & Communicating Educational Assessment Results
- Identifying & Planning for Students with Individualized Education Plans
- Instructional Planning in Special Education
- Strategies for Learning Environment Management in Special Education
- Individualizing Instruction for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Teaching Communication Skills In Special Education
- Self-Advocacy for Students with Impairments
- Curriculum & Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Life Skills to Students with Special Needs
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Special Needs
- Supporting Life Transitions for SPED Students
- Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator
- Communicating with Students & Families in SPED
- Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs
- Professional Issues for Teachers in Michigan
- MTTC Cognitive Impairment Flashcards