Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Neurocognitive Disorders


Apply: Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Neurocognitive Disorders
Research a DSM 5 disorder that falls under the category of either Neurodevelopmental Disorders OR Neurocognitive Disorders. A list is provided below for your choice of an appropriate topic. Remember that all disorders under these categories will relate to cognition. Make sure you understand the difference between Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders before beginning this assignment.

You will need to research enough information to become an expert on the disorder you choose. You should be able to explain topics related to the clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.

You will need to find a minimum of three resources that provide information pertaining to the disorder you choose. Your research should include a detailed description of the symptoms, age of onset, etiology (cause), prevalence and any other social considerations. Be sure to include assessment methods and evidence based treatment options available to treat the disorder you choose. Make note of any co-occurring disorders associated with the disorder as well.

You may come across some terms with which you are unfamiliar. Look up definitions as you come across these terms.

After completing your initial research, locate a case example of an individual who lives with the disorder on a daily basis. Take note of any commonly held struggles or obstacles the individual experiences in daily life due to the disorder. Be sure to describe this case example in your own words, giving credit to the author. After summarizing the case example, discuss any specifics that would be important to assess in an interview with this individual. Then, describe which treatment protocol (based on your research) that you would recommend for the individual. Be sure to include rationale as to why you chose the specific protocol you chose.

Your paper should include an APA formatted Reference page for any collateral information used in your explanation.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Intellectual Disabilities
Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder)
Global Developmental Delay
Communication Disorders
Language Disorder
Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder (Stuttering)
Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Specific Learning Disorder
Motor Disorders
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Stereotypic Movement Disorder
Tic Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders
Major Neurocognitive Disorder
Mild Neurocognitive Disorder
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Alzheimers’ Disease
Major or Mild Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder with Lewy Bodies
Major or Mild Vascular Neurocognitive Disorder
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Traumatic Brain Injury
Substance/Medication Induced Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to HIV Infection
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Prion Disease
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Parkinson’s Disease
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Huntington’s Disease
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Multiple Etiologies

Format Requirements
Document Type

MS Word

Paper Size

8.5 X 11″


2-3 pages




Times or Times New Roman, 12 pt.

Line Spacing

Double. No extra double space between paragraphs please.

In-text Citations & Reference List Style


Paper Structure

File Naming Convention

Example: DoeJohnWeek5Apply

After preparing your assignment in Microsoft Word, you will submit it, as an attachment below. When you are ready, scroll down to access the +File attachment area.

Upload the file first, then write something in the input box, such as “Please see attached.” Then, you will see the ORANGE save button appear. Click the button to submit your assignment.

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