Journal Article Review – ASD

JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS
You will conduct 2 reviews during this course. Your Journal Article Reviews must involve critiquing and reviewing selected articles on specific topics. Each review must be 1–2 double-spaced pages and follow current APA format. This includes the use of APA headings (Summary, Analysis, Personal Response). A submission of less than 1 page will not receive credit. You must choose an article from 1 of the professional journals of special education listed below.

You will evaluate and critique 1 research article from varying professional journals. The journal article reviews must involve critiquing and reviewing selected articles on specific assigned topics. The paper will include a title page, a reference page, body (Summary, Analysis, Personal Response), and have a 2-page limit. The title page, in-text citations, and the reference page are NOT included in the word limit. Journal article critiques consist of three parts (separated by APA formatted headings):
• Part 1—Summary Paragraph;
• Part 2—Analysis of Author’s Key Points;
• Part 3—Personal Response.
Please note the articles should be recent (within the last 5 years), and the article topic for each review must be relevant to the current topic in the chapter readings.
Therefore, the topics for each journal article review are as follows:
• Journal Article Review #1 – Individualized Education Program
• Journal Article Review #2 – Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Communication Disorders

When composing your reviews, practice using graduate professional writing. Do not begin with “This article is about…” Instead, open the review with a strong thesis statement and summarize the author’s main points in the first paragraph. Using third person, state your personal reaction to the article in the final paragraph (“This author agrees/disagrees…” or “one can see that…”).

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned module/week.

JOURNAL TITLES
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly Journal of Clinical Psychology
Adolescent Health, Medicine & Therapeutics Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
American Annals of the Deaf Journal of Learning Disabilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Journal of Learning Disabilities
Annals of General Psychiatry Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Augmentative & Alternative Communication Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Behavioral Disorders Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Beyond Behavior Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
Childhood Education Journal of Special Education
Clearing House Language and Speech
Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools
Assessment for Effective Intervention Learning Disability Practice
Education and Training in Autism and
Developmental Disabilities Music Educators Journal
Neuropsychiatry
Education & Treatment of Children Palaestra
Educational Psychology in Practice Pediatric Nursing
Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice Pediatrics
European Journal of Pediatrics Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Exceptional Children Physical Therapy
Exceptional Parent PLoS Biology
Focus on Exceptional Children Preventing School Failure
Gifted Child Quarterly Reading Teacher
Intervention in School & Clinic Remedial and Special Education
Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing Research in Developmental Disabilities
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities School Psychology Review
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders School Psychology Quarterly
Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing Support for Learning
Journal of Child & Family Studies Teaching Exceptional Children
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry The New England Journal of Medicine
Journal for the Education of Gifted The Psychological Record
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders