Assignment 1: LASA 2—Exceptionality Presentation
In this course, you have learned about a range of exceptionalities in children. For this assignment, you will have the opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of a particular exceptionality.
The local public school has asked you to give a presentation to parents or teachers about a specific exceptionality of your choice.
The presentation should cover at least two peer-reviewed articles. Select an exceptionality for this assignment and provide the following information in your presentation:
- Describe the exceptionality, including its identification and assessment.
- Explain the incidence of exceptionality in children, including known causes or those hypothesized in peer-reviewed research.
- Describe the cultural considerations in identification, assessment, and intervention.
- Hypothesize the prognosis.
- Recommend interventions for the following areas:
- At school
- In the community
- At home
- From early childhood through transition into adulthood
While developing the presentation, keep in mind individual differences and strengths, culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and ethical or legal issues in identification, assessment, and intervention. Be sure to include detailed speaker notes to accompany each slide to elaborate on the talking points being raised in the slide.
Use the accompanying PowerPoint presentation tip list to assist in formatting the presentation and speaker’s notes. Be sure to include a title slide and a slide with your references. All citations and the reference list should follow APA format. Click here to review some useful tips for an effective slideshow.
Develop a 15–20-slide presentation in PowerPoint (not counting the title and reference list slides). Provide detailed speaker notes for each slide of your presentation, which include the main talking points for the topic addressed in the slide. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.ppt.
By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.
Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDescribe the exceptionality, including its identification and assessment (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).36Explain the incidence of exceptionality in children, including known causes or those hypothesized in peer-reviewed research (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).40Describe the cultural or linguistically diverse considerations as they relate to identification, assessment, and intervention/support of children with the exceptionality (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).40Hypothesize the prognosis of children with the exceptionality according to research (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).44Recommend interventions (in both the slide/s and speaker notes), focusing on individual strengths, for: schools, communities, at home, and in early childhood through transition to adulthood.48Incorporate the findings of at least two peer-reviewed articles.28Presentation
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