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In this eating disorders worksheet, students use drawings or photos from magazines to design an ad for jeans. They use realistic body types and positive messages about body image and types. They answer 2 questions about who they target with their ad and how their ad may influence people's behavior and thoughts about body image.
Create journal entries and basic internet searches to show that they know basic computer skills. Children diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disorders demonstrate computer skills such as typing and following directions.
In this tracking media advertisements about eating disorders worksheet, students observe and record magazine titles and their covers and observe advertised products and record descriptions of the ads. Students write nine short answers.
Learners develop an understanding of autism by engaging in an inquiry-based discussion. Pupils are exposed to the vast array of defining characteristics of autism spectrum disorders. They create posters about the developmental characteristics that would likely show up in children who suffer from these disorders. This terrific, 11-page plan has clear instructions for the activities, worksheets, and a rubric you can use to score the posters. Excellent!
While primarily based on his research regarding autism in early childhood, award-winning researcher Ami Klin also offers great insight into how our brains develop from birth and discusses the necessity of social interaction early in life. Klin provides an overview of key points relating to the brain disorder of autism, new technologies based on eye-tracking, and the process of discovering how newborns engage with the world. He concludes by declaring a bio-ethical imperative for early intervention and treatment before behaviors associated with autism emerge in the second year of life.
We know that as a result of early detection and intervention, we are able to make great strides in treating common diseases; however, this is not yet the case in the realm of mental illness. Explore this query with your class and touch upon such topics as bio-medical research, chronic mental disorders, and the complexity of the human brain.
This is a very valuable lesson for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical growth and development of adolescents (changes in height, weight, and weight distribution) and prompts learners to question the ideal body image projected in advertisements and in the media. The last two lesson plans consider the major tenets of healthy diet and activity.
Young scholars review the eating disorder symptoms from a particular website listed in this instructional activity and they evaluate their own eating lifestyle. They analyze and draw conclusions about why they eat a certain way.
Students explore the societal stigma that accompanies people who are overweight. In addition, students research current medical thinking on "ideal weight" and identify how the perception of body image can lead to eating disorders.
Imagine being able to rotate the brain and view interior structures without dissection! This tool allows anatomy masters to do just that. They also learn about the associated functions, disorders, and symptoms of damage to each structure.
Students explore obesity and anorexia. In this personal health lesson plan, students watch "Overcoming Eating Disorders," investigate treatments for the disorders, and discuss their findings with their classmates.
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities. Each activity and related worksheet focuses on one of several common disabilities seen in the educational community. Autism, learning disabilities, communication disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and intellectual disabilities are all discussed.
New Review Abnormal Psychology Project
Working in groups of three, teams select a psychological disorder from the provided list, research the disorder, and then craft a brochure (the kind one would find in a doctor's office), a PowerPoint presentation, and create a fractured fairy tale that illustrates the disorder.
Students complete several activities in a unit related to the eye. In this eye activity, students work in groups to research information about the human eye and create a multimedia presentation. They research anatomy of the eye, how the eye works, eye safety, and visual disorders.
Explore Autism by watching the CNN presentation: Autism is a World. Upper graders view and discuss the documentary identify the symptoms and characteristics of autism, research treatment options, and create an informational brochure.
Students read an article. In this seasons lesson, students discuss the seasons and seasonal affective disorder. Students find an article that illustrates other ways that the environment negatively effects humans.
Most of us like to play games, but knowing what to do when a game doesn't go the way one expects is a learned skills. Adolescents with behavioral disorders practice responding to a variety of situations that arise during game play. They take turns, ignore taunting, respond to losing, and discuss disputes.
Learners figure out the nutritional values of foods to explain the nature of a healthy diet by looking at fast food nutrition pamphlets and calculating the values of foods then comparing them to the food pyramid.
Sixth graders write a 1.5 page paper explaining how to make their favorite nutritional snack. They need to assume that the audience has never seen or heard of the snack before.
Students design a morning routine for a 60 year old female senior with vision disorder. In this biology lesson plan, students collaborate with their team to come up with possible solutions. They present at least two ideas of their design to the entire class.