Ch 3: Factors Affecting Development

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Use the video lessons in this chapter to learn about factors that can hinder cognitive development in children. You'll see how parenting styles can affect learning and find out how instruction can be adapted to help children with special needs.

Factors Affecting Development - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors help you understand what constitutes normal development in children and adolescents and some of the factors that can influence it. This chapter also explores the ways chronic illness and disabilities can impact development. Educating children with special needs is discussed in several lessons. After watching these videos, you should be ready to:

  • List development milestones in children and adolescents
  • Explain how parenting styles can affect children with different styles of learning
  • Relate how growth and development can be influenced by neglect and abuse
  • Examine creativity and intelligence in children
  • Describe autism and Asperger's syndrome
  • Explain how to adapt instruction for children with sensory challenges and those with cognitive and social functioning delays

These lessons are developed by expert instructors, who use humor and real world examples to make the lessons come alive. The quizzes that accompany each lesson allow you to assess your knowledge and identify areas that you might want to study further.

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Factors Affecting Development
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Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

1. Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

How does a child develop cognitively? Which influences development more - genetics or the environment? How important are early experiences in the growth and cognitive development of a child? These are some of the major questions that guide the work of researchers in the field of educational psychology. This lesson will begin to address these questions by describing the basic principles that characterize child and adolescent development.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

2. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

3. 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.

Child Creativity and Intelligence

4. Child Creativity and Intelligence

What is an IQ score? What do these scores mean? What role does creativity play in a child's development? Explore these concepts with this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

5. Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

What are chronic illnesses and physical disabilities? How do these conditions impact both the individual and society? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Educating Students with Special Needs

6. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

7. 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

8. 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.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

9. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

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