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Introduction

Neurodevelopmental disorders appear early in life disrupting the normal course of development and often persisting through adulthood. In this assignment, you will select one of the following neurodevelopmental disorders to focus on:

You will review research on how the disorder you selected presents itself at each stage of life:

  • Childhood
     
  • Adolescence
     
  • Adulthood
     

In addition, you will discuss:

  • what normal developmental skill was disrupted by the neurodevelopmental disorder
     
  • what impact the disorder has on daily living skills and educational or professional performance
     
  • what possible treatment options are available at the specific stage of life. (See Content Expectations for the assigned topic)
     


Content Expectations

  1. Produce a paper on one of the following neurodevelopmental disorders:
     
    • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
       
    • Specific Learning Disorders
       
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
       
    • Intellectual Disability
       
  2. Your paper should include all of the following headings:
     
    1. Clinical Description - Describe the general clinical description and causes of the disorder.
       
    2. Childhood Implications
       
      1. Specific description of how the neurodevelopmental disorders presents itself at this stage of life.
         
      2. Information on the normal developmental skill that was disrupted by the disorder.
         
      3. Impact the disorder has on daily living skills and educational performance at this stage.
         
      4. Possible treatment options.
         
    3. Adolescence Implications
       
      1. Specific description of how the neurodevelopmental disorders presents itself at this stage of life.
         
      2. Information on the normal developmental skill that was disrupted by the disorder.
         
      3. Impact the disorder has on daily living skills and educational performance at this stage.
         
      4. Possible treatment options.
         
    4. Adulthood Implications
       
      1. Specific description of how the neurodevelopmental disorders presents itself at this stage of life.
         
      2. Information on the normal developmental skill that was disrupted by the disorder.
         
      3. Impact the disorder has on daily living skills and professional performance at this stage.
         
      4. Possible treatment options at the specific stage of life.
         


Format

  1. Paper should include 3 to 5 pages of content, plus a cover page and reference page.
     
  2. Use a minimum of 2 additional scholarly references, in addition to your textbook. Scholarly references can include peer-reviewed articles, journals, government websites and included supplemental resources.
     
  3. Cite all information from the required resources/textbook plus the 2 additional scholarly references using proper APA style.
     
  4. Make sure to submit your paper to Turnitin prior to submitting the assignment.
     

 

Submission

Submit the assignment using the link above. Use the "Browse My Computer" button in the Attach File area to attach your document. Be sure to complete your submission by choosing the "Submit" button at the bottom of the screen.

 

Grading

This assignment will be graded using the Timeline Rubric. The assignment is worth 150 points. Use the information in the rubric as a guide toward successful completion of the module assignment.

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