The research paper MUST pertain to a disability or health condition mentioned in class/the textbook. Topics must be approved by the instructor on a first come, first serve basis. For your convenience, a grading rubric specific for the research paper is available on Blackboard and should be used as a guide throughout the completion of your disability research paper. The disability research paper is worth a total of 50 points. The disability research paper is due December 2nd.
The APA-style (7th edition) disability research paper must include:
C) Body of paper (sample headings):
a. Importance of the disability / health condition
ii. Percentage of individuals in the U.S. and/or globally with this condition
iii. Impact of society on the cause of the disability / health condition
b. Description of disability / health condition
i. In detail, describe the physiological changes that take place in the body
c. Medical management of the condition
i. Techniques used to diagnose the condition
ii. Treatments and/or interventions (i.e., PT, OT, speech therapy, behavioral services, etc.)
iv. Surgical Procedures
D) Physical, psychological, and social challenges related to disability / health condition
E) Conclusion/future directions
F) References (6 minimum) Students must cite each of these six references in the body of your research paper. ALL references must be from recent professional, peer-reviewed journal articles and/or scientific/academic books.
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