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Ch 13: GACE Behavioral Science: Atypical Development

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Let us help you review information on atypical development and physical and mental disabilities as you prepare to take the GACE Behavioral Science exam. You should be prepared to correctly answer related exam questions after watching our video lessons.

GACE Behavioral Science: Atypical Development - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review facts about developmental abnormalities and how they impact learning. As you study for the GACE Behavioral Science exam, our videos will help you brush up on concepts including:

  • Definition of social norms
  • How developmental abnormalities in children influence learning
  • Social concerns for adults with developmental abnormalities
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Ways that chronic illness and physical disabilities impact development
  • Types of mental disabilities

Our instructors have developed lessons that are entertaining and informative, packed with examples to help you understand what's being discussed. Each lesson is accompanied by a written transcript, allowing you to read along with the video.

Objectives of the GACE Behavioral Science: Atypical Development Chapter

In Georgia, passing the GACE Behavioral Science exam is a requirement for certification to teach the subject in grades 6-12. The exam contains two tests, and questions on atypical development are on test I's psychology subarea. This subarea makes up 80% of test I's total scoring.

Questions on the GACE Behavioral Science exam are all multiple-choice. You may be asked to read a passage and answer several related questions, while other questions stand alone. You can practice answering questions with the quizzes that accompany our lessons. These quizzes also let you assess what you know and see what might require extra study.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: GACE Behavioral Science: Atypical Development
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Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

1. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.

What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

2. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

3. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns

4. Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns

Developmental abnormalities in adults can have significant effects on the individual and an impact on society. In this lesson, examine examples and explore some of these issues.

Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

5. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.

Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

6. 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.

Different Types of Mental Disabilities: Definitions & Examples

7. Different Types of Mental Disabilities: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of and differentiate between two types of mental disabilities: psychological disabilities and cognitive disabilities. Explore potential outcomes and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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