The purpose of this research paper on a disability is to extend your knowledge of factors that place young children at risk for developmental delay or disability. You will select one disability or condition to research and discuss the implications for a young child with your selected disability in your classroom. You will cite FOUR peer-review journal articles in at least TWO different journals (You may include additional resources if you like including texts, websites, etc..) You will write a 6 page paper (does not include Title page, Abstract and Reference pages) using APA style- all references in APA format.
Papers will address the following subtopics; label each item a through g in your paper:
(a) Distinguishing characteristics (physical and developmental); (b) Incidence/ Prevalence; (c) Diagnosis; (d) Etiology (cause of disability); (e) Implications for intervention and inclusion including cultural linguistic diversity- English Learners, (f) Teacher Resources (one full page narrative description, not a list) for a child with your selected developmental delay or disability and (g) a one-page Reflection on how new knowledge about your selected disability will impact your teaching of young children.