I NEED TO FIND A GOOD TOPIC FOR MY PAPER , IT SHOULD BE ABOUT INCLUSION OF CHILDEREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES OR SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS. PLEASE CAREFULLY FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION AND RUBRIC.
You are required to write a research paper in this course based on a selected diverse need of your choice. You must email the instructor with your chosen topic PRIOR to beginning your paper. This assessment provides you with an opportunity to further explore needs/issues that are professionally relevant to you, as well as potentially help you to be even more effective with current or future families you work with.
The purpose of the research paper is to apply research findings, assess family function, and suggest helpful interventions based on scholarly research. This paper will also help you gain greater information on a topic of your choosing related to supporting families and children with diverse needs.
Below you will find a detailed description of the required information you should include in your paper. You are required to use academic resources to support your writing. See the Format section on this page for more information.
PART A: Introduction- Describe and Give Context to Your Topic
Why does TOPIC happen?
How prevalent is TOPIC?
Ensure you have a thesis statement
PART B: Interventions and Best Practices
What are the impacts of TOPIC ; on children and families (Highlight 3 themes/general areas)?
What are best practice interventions/strategies to address TOPIC (Highlight 2 strategies)?
PART C: Conclusion
Summarize the main points addressed in Parts A and B.
Your research paper should follow these formatting specifications:
Include 10 academic resources: Your research paper should include 10-12 academic resources that inform your answers (e.g., peer reviewed articles; government/organizational documents [called grey literature]). You will be deducted marks if your resources are not academic (e.g., random websites, Wikipedia).
Use APA formatting and referencing: For more information on APA, please visit Citation Styles and Management and refer to the librarian tutorial.
Page range: 8-10 pages in length. Title Page and Reference page are NOT included in the page count.
Line spacing: Double-spaced.
Submit your research paper to the Dropbox located in the Tools dropdown menu for grading.
Please review the submission instructions provided in the Course Specific Standard Statements section of the Outline. It is your responsibility to verify if the submission was successful. Be sure to keep a backup copy of all of your assignments in the event that they are lost in transition.
Your research paper will be graded out of 25 points. Your instructor will evaluate your research paper using the following criteria.
PART A (5 points)
Comprehensiveness of answer: Why it happens? [worth 3 points] Comprehensiveness of answer: Prevalence [worth 2 points] PART B (10 points)
Comprehensiveness of answer: Impacts – 3 themes. Each theme to be defined and discussed. [2 points each; worth 6 points total] Comprehensiveness of answer: Best Practices – 2 strategies/interventions. Each practice to be defined and discussed [2 points/strategy or intervention: worth 4 points in total].
PART C (3 points)
Concise summary of points addressed in PART B [worth 2 points] *be sure to use citations for this section.
Concluding remarks [worth 1 point] Formatting and APA (2 points)
Formatting: 12-point font; double-spaced; minimum of 10 academic references [worth 1 point] APA: in-text citations and reference section [worth 1 point] Writing (5 points)
Correct use of spelling/grammar and paragraph and sentence structure [worth 5 points]