Ch 2: Developmental Delays & Disabilities

About This Chapter

Study developmental disabilities and delays at your convenience with this chapter of lessons. Whether you need to refresh your knowledge of this subject or are preparing for an important exam, this chapter can help.

Developmental Delays & Disabilities - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, we've covered developmental delays and disabilities for your quick and easy review on any mobile device or computer. Watch videos about developmental delays in children and the causes and treatments of intellectual disabilities. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Define developmental disability
  • Outline the treatment and diagnosis of learning disorders and disabilities
  • Discuss the signs and management of autism
  • Detail the cause of Down syndrome
  • Describe the different types of physical disabilities

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7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Developmental Delays & Disabilities
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What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

1. What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Some children do not reach specific developmental milestones, such as walking or talking, within the normal age range. Learn more about the different types of developmental delays, their causes, and symptoms.

What Is a Developmental Disability? - Definition & Statistics

2. What Is a Developmental Disability? - Definition & Statistics

In this lesson you will learn to define the term developmental disability, as well as learn about the importance of developmental milestones, common causes, and current prevalence data in the United States. Following completion of this lesson you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Intellectual Disabilities: Definition, Levels, Causes, Prevention & Treatment

3. Intellectual Disabilities: Definition, Levels, Causes, Prevention & Treatment

People with intellectual disabilities have low IQs and problems with daily functioning. In this lesson, we'll examine the levels of intellectual disabilities as well as the causes and treatments of them.

Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

4. Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

Why do some students struggle to learn? What types of learning disabilities affect students? In this lesson, we'll look closely at three common learning disorders: dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

5. Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

In this lesson, we'll go over a well-known neurodevelopmental condition called autism, its symptoms, and possible treatments. We'll also discuss a huge controversy that erupted regarding autism and its link to vaccines and whether that link is valid or not.

Down Syndrome: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

6. Down Syndrome: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

This lesson will discuss a condition called Down syndrome. You'll learn why it occurs, how genetics may play a role, how the brain may be affected, and what other problems this disorder may cause. We'll also discuss how this condition may be diagnosed.

What is a Physical Disability? - Definition & Types

7. What is a Physical Disability? - Definition & Types

In this lesson, you will learn to define the term physical disability. We will also look at different types of physical disabilities as well as further explore categories for daily living as they pertain to people with physical disabilities.

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