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Human Development & Disability Identification & Impact - Chapter Summary
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- Describe stages of human development from infancy to late adulthood
- Define social, cognitive and emotional development
- Share the meaning and examples of physical development
- Differentiate between developmental, cognitive, social cognitive, behavioral and constructivist perspectives
- List factors that impact the identification process in special education
- Explain how disabilities impact the self and others across a life span
- Detail how family systems affect people with disabilities
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1. Human Growth and Development Theories
This lesson will give you an overview of the major human development theories. You will briefly examine their strengths and weaknesses and meet a few key figures from each theory.
2. Human Development Stages From Infancy to Late Adulthood
Human development is a process that continues throughout our lives. This lesson will take a look at the progression of human development from infancy to late adulthood with all the stages in between.
3. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?
People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.
4. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language
How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.
5. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples
Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.
6. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives
How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.
7. Factors Influencing Growth & Development
There are numerous factors that play various roles in our growth and development. This lesson looks at the main categories of factors and specific examples of their impact on growth and development.
8. How Families Contribute to the Development of Individuals With Disabilities
If you are a teacher of students with disabilities, you might consider the different factors that influence their development. This lesson focuses on the contribution of families to these students' lives.
9. Factors in the Identification Process in SPED
In this lesson, you will learn about the various factors, such as language, cultural, and gender differences, that impact the special education identification process.
10. Impact of Disabilities on Self & Others Across the Life Span
Individuals with disabilities often have special needs and face unique challenges throughout life. This lesson will examine the impact of disabilities on individuals, families and society.
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