STUDY GUIDE FORUM
Abnormal brain development or damage at an early age can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders. Within this group of disorders, some are resolvable with appropriate and timely interventions, either pharmacological or nonpharmacological, while other disorders are chronic and need to be managed throughout the lifespan.
For this Assignment, you will develop a study guide for an assigned disorder and share it with your colleagues. In sum, these study guides will be a powerful tool in preparing for your certification exam.
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
- Your Instructor will assign you to a specific neurodevelopmental disorder from the DSM-5-TR. (Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder)
- Research your assigned disorder using the Walden Library. Then, develop an organizational scheme for the important information about the disorder.
Create a study guide for your assigned disorder. Your study guide should be in the form of an outline with references, and you should incorporate visual elements such as concept maps, charts, diagrams, images, color coding, mnemonics, and/or flashcards. Be creative! It should not be in the format of an APA paper. Your guide should be informed by the DSM-5-TR but also supported by at least three other scholarly resources.
Areas of importance you should address, but are not limited to, are:
- Signs and symptoms according to the DSM-5-TR
- Differential diagnoses
- Development and course
- Considerations related to culture, gender, age
- Pharmacological treatments, including any side effects
- Nonpharmacological treatments
- Diagnostics and labs
- Legal and ethical considerations
- Pertinent patient education considerations
BY DAY 7 OF WEEK 8
You will need to submit your Assignment to two places: the Week 8 Study Guide discussion forum as an attachment and the Week 8 Assignment submission link. Although no responses are required in the discussion forum, collegial discussion is welcome. You are encouraged to utilize your peersâ€™ submitted guides on their assigned neurodevelopmental disorders for study.
Access the Study Guide Forum (or click the Next button).
Before submitting your final assignment, you can check your draft for authenticity. To check your draft, access the Turnitin Drafts from the Start Here area.
- To submit your completed assignment, save your Assignment as WK8Assgn+last name+first initial.
- Then, click on Start Assignment near the top of the page.
- Next, click on Upload File and select Submit Assignment for review.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCreate a study guide, in outline form with references, for your assigned disorder. Incorporate visual elements such as concept maps, charts, diagrams, images, color coding, mnemonics, and/or flashcards.
30 to >26.0 pts
The response is in a well-organized and detailed outline form. Informative and well-designed visual elements are incorporated….Followed directions correctly by uploading assignment to Gradebook and submitted to the discussion forum area.
26 to >23.0 pts
The response is in an organized and detailed outline form. Appropriate visual elements are incorporated….Partially followed directions by uploading assignment to Gradebook but did not submit to the discussion forum area.
23 to >20.0 pts
The response is in outline form, with some inaccuracies or details missing. Visual elements are somewhat vague or inaccurate….Partially followed directions by submitting to the discussion forum area but did not upload assignment to Gradebook.
20 to >0 pts
The response is unorganized, not in outline form, or is missing. Visual elements are inaccurate or missing….Did not follow directions as did not submit to discussion forum area and did not upload assignment to gradebook per late policy.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent areas of importance you should address, but are not limited to, are:â€¢ Signs and symptoms according to the DSM-5-TRâ€¢ Differential diagnosesâ€¢ Incidenceâ€¢ Development and courseâ€¢ Prognosisâ€¢ Considerations related to culture, gender, ageâ€¢ Pharmacological treatments, including any side effectsâ€¢ Nonpharmacological treatmentsâ€¢ Diagnostics and labsâ€¢ Comorbiditiesâ€¢ Legal and ethical considerationsâ€¢ Pertinent patient education considerations
50 to >44.0 pts
The response throughly addresses all required content areas.
44 to >39.0 pts
The response adequately addresses all required content areas. Minor details may be missing.
39 to >34.0 pts
The response addresses all required content areas, with some inaccuracies or vagueness. No more than one or two content areas are missing.
34 to >0 pts
The response vaguely or inaccurately addresses the required content areas. Or, three or more content areas are missing.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport your guide with references to the DSM-5-TR and at least three evidence-based, peer-reviewed journal articles or evidenced-based guidelines. Be sure they are current (no more than 5 years old).
10 to >8.0 pts
The response is supported by the DSM-5 and at least three current, evidence-based resources from the literature.
8 to >7.0 pts
The response provides at least three current, evidence-based resources from the literature that appropriately support the assessment and diagnosis of the patient in the assigned case study.
7 to >6.0 pts
Three evidence-based resources are provided to support assessment and diagnosis of the patient in the assigned case study, but they may only provide vague or weak justification.
6 to >0 pts
Two or fewer resources are provided to support assessment and diagnosis decisions. The resources may not be current or evidence based.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – English Writing Standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation
5 to >4.0 pts
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors
4 to >3.5 pts
Contains one or two grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors
3.5 to >3.0 pts
Contains several (three or four) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors
3 to >0 pts
Contains many (five or more) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the readerâ€™s understanding
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – The guide follows correct APA format for parenthetical/narrative in-text citations and reference list.
5 to >4.0 pts
Uses correct APA format with no errors
4 to >3.5 pts
Contains one or two APA format errors
3.5 to >3.0 pts
Contains several (three or four) APA format errors
3 to >0 pts
Contains many (five or more) APA format errors
Total Points: 100