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Understanding Atypical Development - Chapter Summary
What are examples of developmental abnormalities in children and adults? What is ADHD? How do illnesses and disabilities impact development? These questions represent some of the topics you can expect to find in this detailed chapter.
Video and text lessons offer expert instruction and examples to help clarify your understanding of specific disorders, from autism to those caused by substance abuse. After you complete your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Relate symptoms and treatment of common pediatric feeding disorders
- Understand how developmental abnormalities impact learning in children
- Explain what dyslexia and sensory integration disorder in children are
- Discuss the social effects and concerns of adult developmental abnormalities
- Define and provide examples of abnormal human development
- Detail the characteristics of autism, Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Describe the effects of chronic illnesses and physical disabilities on human development
- Provide detailed information about mood, anxiety, psychotic and substance related disorders
Short lessons take only 5-10 minutes to review and can be accessed at any time, on any device with Internet access, so study is made simple and convenient. Expert instructors guide you through each topic, and self-assessment quizzes in each lesson help you determine the level of your understanding as you move through the chapter. Track your progress using your Dashboard, and use online contact forms to reach out to instructors with lesson-specific questions.
1. Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Types, Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson describes the general concept of a pediatric feeding disorder. You'll learn some reasons for why it may occur and what one may look like. You'll also learn about the general treatment strategies available to tackle this problem.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. What Is Sensory Integration Disorder in Children? - Treatment, Symptoms & Definition
It is estimated that the lives of 1 in 20 children are affected daily by sensory integration disorder. Learn more about sensory integration disorder, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
5. Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns
Developmental abnormalities in adults can have significant effects on the individual and an impact on society. In this lesson, examine examples and explore some of these issues.
6. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples
Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development
What are chronic illnesses and physical disabilities? How do these conditions impact both the individual and society? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
10. Mood Disorders: Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder
Does feeling sad automatically mean someone is depressed? Are there different kinds of depression? What are mood disorders? This lesson will take a look at the answers to those questions.
11. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.
12. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics
Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.
13. Psychotic Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health
What does it mean to be psychotic? What exactly are psychotic disorders? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the symptoms common in psychotic disorders, how they are treated, and how they have historically been viewed.
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