Topic: developmental disability
Paper on developmental disability: This assignment requires you to write a paper on ONE of the topics from this list
((Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder))
The paper should be between 1500-2000 words long (excluding references). It should be double spaced, use one inch margins and size 12 font. Use of headings is encouraged (e.g. epidemiology, characteristics, causes etc). Structure the paper to include an introduction, main body and a conclusion.
The paper should:
Include the epidemiology, characteristics, and causes of the chosen developmental disability.
Identify and describe a common behavioural problem or mental disorder that is associated with the developmental disability (e.g. aggression, ADHD, schizophrenia).
Describe one approach (e.g. therapy, treatment, intervention, management etc.) that can be used to address the behavioural problem or mental disorder.
Find and describe the results of at least two studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of the approach. You are required to critically appraise the identified studies.
This paper is due at 11:59 PM on April 7 and should be submitted through Blackboard as a Word document. It is worth 45% of your final grade in the course.
This is NOT a group project.
Consider the following criteria when writing your paper:
-Provides an overview of the paper
Body of essay
Describes the epidemiology of the developmental disability
Describes the key characteristics of the developmental disability
Describes clearly the known and/or hypothesized causes of the developmental disability
-Describes at least one behavioural problem or mental disorder that is commonly associated with the selected developmental disability
-Describes an approach to address the behavioural or mental disorder
-Provides information from TWO original research publications that investigated the effectiveness of the approach AND critiques the studies
Summarizes and synthesizes content of paper
Properly cites text and provides accurate reference list
Writing is clear and well organized
Grammar (-0.5 for every 2 errors)
Stays within word limit