Ch 16: Sensory & Perceptual Development Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Sensory and Perceptual Development chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about development of the senses, attention and perceptions 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 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday What happens from birth to age 6 Overview of the sensitive periods when children are developing various sensory skills
TuesdayPerceptual development in infantsHabituation, how the senses develop
Wednesday Attention and perceptual developmentDefinition of attention, categories of attention
Thursday Aging and sensory perceptionDefinition of sensory thresholds and how they change with age
FridaySensory deprivationDefinition of sensory deprivation, impact on development

5 Lessons in Chapter 16: Sensory & 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!

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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