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Exceptional Children: Developmental Disorders - Lecture 1

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Psychology 2043A/B
Esther Goldberg

Psychology 2043AExceptional Children Developmental Disorders thLecture 1Monday September 19 2011 INTRO TO COURSE Examknow the professors namequestion on the first exam Examat least 1 question on each video presented in class INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN WHO ARE EXCEPTIONAL 1OverviewStatisticsnumbers are different in the lectures from the textbook o Go by the statisticsnumber in the lectures most updated 2Youre different from the average in some extreme way1215 of school age children in Canadaexceptional in terms of their needs for Special Education o 1 in 10 kids need this accommodationThis is very stressful on teachers o They must modify their teaching to better suit these children 3Impairments can stem from any cause o Birth issuesomething that happens later in life o congenital born with adventicious happens later in lifeDisability o Has to do with your performance o If you have a disability your functioning will be affected in some areaMay have a visual hearing mobility disability o Implies that some system is compromisedHandicap o Disadvantage that an individual experiences because of their impairmentdisabilityo Disabling condition becomes a handicap when it interferes with the person being able to do somethingEx blindvisual impairment disabilitycannot see handicapping whendriving a car
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