Copyright

Ch 22: Life-Span Development Disorders in Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Life-Span Development Disorders in Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach developmental disorders and treatments in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Life-Span Development Disorders in Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Life-span development disorders and mental health development Current and historical views on life-span development
Mental health development from childhood through adolescence
Childhood as a life stage where many developmental disorders first manifest
Tuesday Developmental abnormalities
Emotional and behavioral disorders
Impact of developmental abnormalities on learning and social functioning
Asperger's vs. autism
Wednesday ADHD
Oppositional defiant disorder
Conduct disorder
Definitions, causes, symptoms, and treatment
Thursday Advanced cognitive development
Renzulli's Triad
Advanced cognitive development, giftedness, Renzulli's model of giftedness
Friday Learning disorders and disabilities
Mental retardation
Definitions, causes, prevention, treatment and outcomes

9 Lessons in Chapter 22: Life-Span Development Disorders in Psychology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support