M4D1: Special Needs in School Age Children and Intelligence: Nature versus Nurture
During the middle school years, differences in learning and cognitive ability become more obvious for some children. It can be helpful to explore some of these differences and begin understanding their impact on all domains of development. To become more comfortable with reading and comprehension of research articles and applying developmental perspectives, you will read an article and provide some evidence for why you think the author(s) is approaching special needs from a specific perspective.
The purposes of this discussion are:
Help you become more familiar with scholarly articles
Learn about special needs
Apply theoretical perspectives of human development
Develop solutions to a real world challenge
Support your thoughts and views on intelligence
By successfully completing this discussion activity, you will demonstrate Module Outcome 2: Describe the special needs that may become apparent during the school years and how can they be met, Module Outcome 3: Summarize cognitive development during the school years, according to the major theoretical approaches, and Module Outcome 4: Discuss the concept of intelligence as it relates to the nature-nurture controversy.
For full credit, please complete both parts of this discussion by replying to both parts.