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Ch 5: Sensory and Perceptual Development Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Sensory and Perceptual Development chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the various stages in the development of human sensation and perception. 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 Sensory and Perceptual Development 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 The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6 The characteristics of the period of development from birth to six years of age
Tuesday Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses The development of the five senses in infants
Wednesday The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development The attention span of growing children
Thursday Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds A look at how sensory thresholds and perceptions shift as people advance in age
Friday Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development The effects and therapeutic applications of sensory deprivation
7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Sensory and Perceptual Development Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

1. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

2. Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

What is habituation and how does it affect perceptual development in an infant? Learn the answer to this question and more as this lesson explores sensory development in infants.

The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

3. The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

How does a child's perceptual development progress, and what is the role of attention in this process? This lesson will use examples to teach you about this relationship and walk you through the changes.

Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds

4. Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds

What are sensory thresholds? How does sensory perception change with age? This lesson will answer these questions and teach you even more about sensory changes in late adulthood.

Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development

5. Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development

What is sensory deprivation? What are its impacts on human development? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson, then test your knowledge with a quiz!

Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

6. Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

There is no time like infancy - it is the first exposure people have to the world. According to Jean Piaget, there are six stages infants go through as they develop cognitively and learn to act in their environment.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

7. Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

If you were to observe children growing into their teenage years, you would notice their thinking and understanding develops over time. In this lesson, you will learn about the specific stages of mental growth in children and adolescents as outlined by Jean Piaget.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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