Your neighbor tells you that her nine-year-old son has been having behavior and academic problems in school. “His teacher recommended taking him to the pediatrician to get a prescription for Ritalin,” she said.
In a well-thought-out paper integrating information from the text and the module readings, make an argument for why your neighbor should first have her son evaluated by a clinical psychologist. Discuss the types of assessment tools the psychologist might use in his or her evaluation and how these tools would help in guiding diagnosis and treatment. Make sure to use appropriate sources of information and reference them properly, in American Psychological Association (APA) style.
This paper should be 3–4 pages and formatted in APA style.
|Rubric for Paper|
|1. All topics were discussed in clear detail (i.e. thoroughly answered all questions,Relevant terms and concepts from the readings are used and defined)|
|2. Assertions supported correctly. Assertions supported correctly (i.e. provide evidence from textbook and/or other approved sources whenever appropriate)|
|3. Ideas were inter-related coherently and logically.(i.e. paper flows well and is not a string of quotes)|
|4. Author creatively enhances the topic.|
|5. An introduction previews main points of reflection.|
|6. Body of paper develops and elaborates main ideas (i.e. well organized – main point followed by evidence and/or discussion).|
|7. A conclusion summarizes main points.|
|WRITING MECHANICS and STYLE|
|8. Paper free of mechanical errors (e.g., misspellings, typos, etc.).|
|9. Paper grammatically sound (proper sentence structure).|
|10. Paper format, citations and references in proper APA style.|
|Points to be awarded:||Behaviors demonstrated:|
|5||Paper contains no errors in this area.|
|4||Paper contains limited errors in this area; however, the overall presentation of the material is readable and appropriate.|
|3||Paper contains limited errors in this area; however, the overall presentation of the material is difficult to read.|
|2||Paper contains a number of errors in this area; however, the overall presentation is acceptable.|
|1||Paper contains a number of errors in this area and the overall presentation is difficult to read.|
|0||Paper contains numerous errors in this area which detracts from the overall presentation.|