A study was conducted by Telzer et al in order to examine how sleep was

A study was conducted by telzer et al in order to

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A study was conducted by Telzer et al., in order to examine how sleep was associated with the developing brain. In the study, adolescents completed daily diary checklists two times, one year apart. They also underwent a diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) scan several months after using the daily diary. Their findings included sleep variability associated with reduced fractional anisotropy (FA) in frontocortical tracts, frontostriatal tracts, association tracts, projection tracts and the interhemispheric tract. FA in these tracts are supposed to be increasing during adolescence (Broderick & Blewitt, 2020). Thus, variability in sleep patterns directly impacts normative developmental trends. Conclusion Sleep is a basic need for adolescents. Without sleep, emotional, learning, and cognitive regulation skills will suffer. Continued investigation into the relationship between adolescent brain development and changes in sleep will promote a better understanding of behavioral changes that characterize adolescents. The growing body of research suggests development of key neural systems and sleep physiology associated with poor sleep will create minimal functioning. References Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2020). The life span: Human development for helping professionals (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education. Galvan, A. (2020). The need for sleep in the adolescent brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24 (1), 79-89. National Sleep Foundation. (2014). Sleep in America poll: Sleep in the modern family. Washington (DC): The Foundation . Telzer, E., Goldenberg, D., Fuligini, A., Lieberman, M., Galvan, A. (2015). Sleep variability in adolescence is associated with altered brain development. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 14 (1), 16-22. Hello Ashley,
You had a very interesting topic. I was not aware that post-traumatic stress disorder can have a lasting impact on adolescents. The cognitive control intervention seems very useful for adolescents that suffer from PTSD. I wonder if it would be useful for adolescents that are dealing with other difficulties, such as sleep impairment, etc. I like how you described how significant PTSD is. You mentioned how it is associated with memory, attention, and cognitive impairments. These functions are important to maintain during this stage in development. Changes in cognitive structure and function begins in puberty and continues well into adulthood (Broderick & Blewitt, 2020). Your topic is very informative and relevant to adolescent development. References Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2020). The life span: Human development for helping professionals (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education. Describe how age-graded changes and history-graded changes help to explain development during this stage. Be sure to provide examples of each type of change. Introduction There are many changes that occur in adult development. Changes that are age determined are considered age-graded. These influences are biological and environmental factors that have a strong correlation with chronological age, such as menopause or age-based practices such as entering retirement. Physical changes are included as well. History-graded changes are

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