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Ch 22: Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Life-Span Development Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to study life-span development disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of life-span development disorders.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the developmental abnormalities affecting individuals' emotional, cognitive or behavioral functioning
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about life-span development disorders
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Life-Span Development Disorders chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Life-Span Development Disorders chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any life-span development disorders question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a life-span development disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Mental health development during childhood and adolescence
  • Developmental abnormalities in children
  • Autism and Asperger's syndrome
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Advanced cognitive development and Renzulli's triad
  • Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder
  • Learning disorders and disabilities
  • Causes and prevention of mental retardation

19 Lessons in Chapter 22: Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
Lifespan Development Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

1. Lifespan Development Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

Everyone grows and changes throughout their life, but why do some people have developmental problems? In this lesson, we'll look at common lifespan development disorders and major theories about how people develop them.

Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

2. Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

Some mental illnesses can show up at any point in a person's life, but some first occur during specific stages of lifespan development. In this lesson, we'll look closer at some disorders that appear in childhood, adolescence, and old age.

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.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

4. 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.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

6. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Conduct Disorder: Definitions, Causes & Treatments

7. Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Conduct Disorder: Definitions, Causes & Treatments

Every child misbehaves sometimes, but what happens when someone acts out more than usual? In this lesson, we'll look at two behavior disorders: conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.

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

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

What Is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics

10. What Is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics

In this lesson, you'll learn to define learning disabilities in general, as well as learn about specific characteristics of the various types of learning disabilities. Following completion of this lesson, you'll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

What Is Asperger's Syndrome in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

11. What Is Asperger's Syndrome in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

Learn about the common symptoms exhibited by individuals diagnosed with the autism spectrum disorder called Asperger's syndrome. Test your new knowledge with a quiz.

What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

12. What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects between five and 17 percent of children in the United States. Learn about dyslexia, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.

Types of Tests for Alzheimer's

13. Types of Tests for Alzheimer's

There is no single test for Alzheimer's, so how do medical professionals diagnose this form of dementia that interferes with brain function and memory? This lesson goes over the signs to look for, and how doctors diagnose this disease.

Teen Suicide: Statistics, Facts & Prevention in the US

14. Teen Suicide: Statistics, Facts & Prevention in the US

In this lesson, you will learn about statistics and facts concerning teen suicide in the United States. You will also learn some strategies to help someone who may be exhibiting suicidal tendencies.

Asperger's in Adults: Symptoms & Signs

15. Asperger's in Adults: Symptoms & Signs

Individuals who are born with Asperger's syndrome often have a hard time interpreting and reacting to social cues. In this lesson, we will discuss the signs and symptoms in adults as well as the difficulties caused for adults with Asperger's.

History of Intellectual Disability

16. History of Intellectual Disability

This lesson traces the history of intellectual disability in ancient times, the Middle Ages, and all the way through the 20th century. Its focus is on a mainly Western historical perspective on the topic.

Auditory Processing Disorder & Autism

17. Auditory Processing Disorder & Autism

Did you know that 1 in 68 children has autism in the United States? In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of auditory processing disorder and autism spectrum disorders.

Auditory Processing Disorder & Dyslexia

18. Auditory Processing Disorder & Dyslexia

Did you know that researchers estimate that over 40 million Americans are dyslexic? In this lesson, you will learn about auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, and how the two are related.

Sensory Processing Disorder & Autism

19. Sensory Processing Disorder & Autism

This lesson discusses the relationship between sensory processing disorder (SPD) and autism spectrum disorders. Within the lesson, SPD is defined, examples of the condition are provided, the relationship between SPD and autism is explored along with some of the controversy surrounding SPD.

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