Final Paper is to show students’ accomplishment of course learning outcomes through critical analysis of theory and research.
Provide a summary of three major development theories discussed in the text.
Include discussion and at least one example of using each theory in mental health treatment of children and/or adolescents.
Compare and contrast by indicating at least four similarities and at least four differences of the three theories in how they account for normal child and adolescent psychological and physical development versus non-normal psychological and physical development in children and adolescents. Areas to be discussed in development are physical, cognitive, and psychosocial. Evidenced-based research is to be provided supporting all theoretical positions.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be Six- to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five- to- seven scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford Online Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.