Considering children and adolescents at various development levels, describe a deficit in learning or memory. What brain structures and circuits are related to your selected deficit? How would the deficit impair daily functioning in academic, social, and emotional domains? What assessments and interventions would be used to detect and treat the dysfunction?
Note: for this week’s short paper assignment, the disorder/deficit you choose should be one that addresses the topic(s) of this week (Learning and Memory). Therefore, disorders of other functions (e.g., dyslexia – a reading/language disorder, ADD – an attention disorder, physiography – a movement disorder, etc.) are Not appropriate. The term learning here refers to the cognitive psychological term as it is presented in the text (Chapter 12). I strongly urge you to read the chapter before completing the short paper so that you have an appropriate understanding of ‘learning’ in this context.