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Ch 6: Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments

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Find out about various types of disabilities, disorders and impairments, including their causes and characteristics. Educational considerations such as early intervention and the process of transition to adulthood are also explored in these video and text lessons.

Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will go over causes and characteristics of conditions including ADHD, mental retardation, emotional and behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, autism, giftedness and physical disabilities, such as deafness and blindness. Our instructors will review educational considerations, early intervention and issues in the transition process to adulthood. These lessons should prepare you to:

  • Define ADHD, emotional disorders, mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders and students with multiple disabilities
  • Explain the causes of many disabilities
  • Analyze psychological and behavioral characteristics of numerous disabilities
  • Identify educational considerations, including the benefits of early intervention, for numerous disabilities

Our expert instructors make learning enjoyable via these video and text lessons. They've added quizzes at the end of each video to make it possible to gauge the extent of your knowledge. Written transcripts are included with key terms and phrases highlighted so you know what to emphasize. Video links let you quickly find specific segments of the lesson requiring extra attention.

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
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Students with Intellectual Disabilities

1. Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Students with intellectual disabilities have unique characteristics and special needs. This lesson defines and explains the concept of intellectual disability and considers how these students may interact and learn differently in the classroom.

Students with Learning Disabilities

2. Students with Learning Disabilities

Working with students who have learning disabilities requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson explores the issues faced by learning disabled students.

Students with ADHD

3. Students with ADHD

In this lesson, you will be introduced to ADHD, its symptoms, prevalence, treatment options, and strategies for dealing with children in the classroom who have it.

Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

4. Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

Working with students who have emotional or behavioral disorders requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson will explore the issues faced by these students and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Students with Communication Disorders

5. Students with Communication Disorders

Students with communication disorders have unique needs and may have issues with speech, language, hearing, or processing. This lesson will explore communication disorders in students and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

6. Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson explores the issues faced by the deaf and hard of hearing student.

Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

7. Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Working with students who are blind or have low vision requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson will explore the issues faced by blind and low vision students and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

8. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This lesson will highlight issues that are relevant to teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including causes, diagnosis, education and transition into adulthood. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Students with Low-Incidence, Severe & Multiple Disabilities

9. Students with Low-Incidence, Severe & Multiple Disabilities

Students with low-incidence, severe, or multiple disabilities have unique needs. This lesson will discuss some specifics regarding these three classifications of disabilities.

Students with Physical Disabilities & Other Health Impairments

10. Students with Physical Disabilities & Other Health Impairments

Students with physical disabilities and other health impairments have unique needs. This lesson will discuss the specifics of life with a physical disability or health impairment and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Students with Special Gifts & Talents

11. Students with Special Gifts & Talents

Working with students who have special gifts and talents can not only be exciting and invigorating but also challenging. This lesson gives you some insight into these students' characteristics and needs.

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