psyc-3337 exam 2 ch9

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Obesity

  • Most common causes:

–Genetic factors

–Lack of physical activity

–Unhealthy eating patterns

–Combination of these factors

2

Psychological Disorders in Children

–1 in 5 children have a psychological disorder

–Symptoms inconsistent from those of adults

–5% of preteens suffer from depression

–13% of children between 9-17 experience anxiety

3

Individuals with Disbailities Education Act

  • Inclusion –disabled children benefit from being with nondisabled children.
  • The least restrictive environment an educational setting that is most similar to that of children whiteout special needs.
4

Stuttering

  • Substantial disruption in rhythm and fluency of speech
  • Most common speech impairment; 20 percent of all children go through stage
  • No clear-cut answers to the causes of stuttering
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Metalinguistic Awareness

One of most significant developments in middle childhood is children 's increasing understanding of their own use of language