PSY320 – Language Development in Young Children Project – Research Topic Selection
For the final project, you will be researching a cognitive, genetic or biological delay, or a specific disorder and its impact on language development. Your assignment this week is to choose a research topic for your project that is most interesting to you and provide the following information:
• Identify and define a delay/disorder that impacts speech and language development.
• Discuss the key characteristics of the delay/disorder. • Explain why you selected this area of study. • Share what you hope to learn in your examination of this topic.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder (or any related social communication disorder), Aspergers Syndrome, Dyslexia, Hearing Impairment, Down Syndrome, or Williams Syndrome.
Guidelines: • One page minimum, not counting a cover page and any references used in
your initial exploration of the topic. • Employ 6th edition APA Style Formatting
o Typed, double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font o Cover page and (if necessary) Reference page
• Add as many sections as needed, but should include at minimum: o Introduction o Body o Conclusion
Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.
Evaluation Rubric for Research Topic Selection Assignment
CRITERIA Deficient Satisfactory Proficient 0 – 16 Points 17 – 21 Points 22 – 25 Points
Identified Research Topic and Definition
Does not adequately identify and/or define research topic.
Research topic is presented, though may not be clear or complete.
Research topic is clearly presented including all criteria outlined above.
Characteristics of Delay / Disorder
Key characteristics are missing or incorrect
Characteristics are mostly accurate; some key characteristics are not mentioned.
Key characteristics are accurate and discussed in clear detail.
Does not adequately address personal interest in topic.
Personal interests are mostly addressed, though may not be clear or complete.
Personal interests are clearly presented.
APA, Grammar andMechanics
Does not meet APA format. Has significant grammatical and mechanical errors.
Some APA, grammatical, and/or mechanical errors.
Minimal APA, grammatical, and/or mechanical errors.