FAM 1246 Research paper (30%)
In 2013, the United Nations
estimated that around the globe, One Billion people are living with a
disability, which represents the world’s largest minority population. In Canada, there are approximately 4.4
million, 1 in 7 people, living with a disability. According to Martin Property Institute, these
numbers are expected to grow to 1 in 5 people in the next generation.
Statistics Canada (2006)
reports that 3.7% or about 202, 350 children, between the ages of 0-14 years
are living with a disability. About
70,000 of these children have a physical disability and about 120,000 of these
children have a non-physical disability.
Given the realities of these numbers, there is no doubt that, as a
professional Early Childhood Educator, you will be teaching children who are
diagnosed, and not yet diagnosed, with some form of exception(s). The most common exceptions fall under the
category of “developmental concerns” and can often be described as an “invisible” exception.
This assignment provides you an opportunity to
explore in some detail a question that interests you in one of the following
from one of the following topics
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
are “at Risk
American Psychological Association style (APA)
Write a 3-5 pages paper (750, minimum – to
1500 words maximum in length) paper. 1.5 space.
Use Times New
Roman or Arial font
Use 1” margins
at top, bottom and sides of your paper
In order to drive your research, your first task
after selecting your topic is a come up with a question that interests you
about your topic. Although this is always a challenge in any collegial
research, it is important that your question can be researched. In other words,
a question like “What is ADHD?” would be too broad, while a question like “What
neurological evidence supports the effectiveness of Adderall” may be too
However, a question such as, “How can I use the Developmental Approach to
Programming, (DAP) to plan an inclusive program for a child diagnosed with, enter
your exception of choice, here,?” is a viable topic.
The most import
aspect of any research is that you are truly interested in finding
Final paper (30%)
Introduce your topic with some history.
Speak specifically to the area that interests you in this topic and why, and
then, end with your research question and why it’s an important question.
findings of your research, one resource and one idea at the time, if possible.
Write the main ideas they state about your question. This may be one or maybe
two paragraphs per resource.
conclusion, your task is to put all of the main points from your research
together. As a rule of thumb, you cannot introduce new content in a conclusion.
You should be summing up the proposed answer(s) to your question in the
paper as if you are writing it to an ECE colleague. You want him or her to know about your topic,
why your question is important and what did you find out that will benefit the
children you teach in your day care, nursery or preschool setting?