Students will conduct a literature review on either early childhood, inclusion (elementary age), or transitioning issues that individuals with disabilities encounter as they progress into adulthood. Students will include the following:
Description of early childhood, inclusion, or transition depending upon your topic (What is it, when does it happen, when to begin preparation?)
(See Odom, Horner, Snell, & Blancher, Handbook of developmental disabilities). Protections, services,and rights included in the IDEA, Part C or Part B,Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), RehabilitationAct of 1973. Students will discuss at least 3 issues of that age. One reflection page (at the end of the literature review) including how the information researched and obtained will assist them in their current or future work in the field. Students should provide at least one real-world example and/or case study to exemplify how the information will be utilized.
A 5- to 7-page paper, not including title page and reference section, is required. Students should select at least 6 articles from peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities) to be included in the paper (DO NOT include articles found on the internet). The articles referenced by the student in the paper should be listed in the Reference section at the end of the paper. Course materials (readings from books and journals) should also be incorporated in the paper. The student should also address at the end of the paper how the information researched and obtained will assist them in their current or future work in the field. The entire paper and reference section should be in APA format.