May 23, 2012
1. Have I identified the cause or effect I am analyzing in my thesis? Yes, I am analyzing cause and effect between autism and children. 2. Have I explained the cause-and-effect relationship convincingly? Yes, I have provided researched examples of the cause and effect relationship between autism and children. 3. Have I organized my causes and/or effects logically? Yes, I have organized my causes and effects throughout the paper. 4. Have I used sound logic? Yes, I have backed up my cause and effect ideas with research. 5. Have I concluded my essay effectively? Yes, I summed up the essay in the conclusion. 6. Have I proofread thoroughly? Yes, I have reread my paper several times and edited appropriately.
May 23, 2012
Child Development and the Impact of Autism
The early years of a child’s life are crucial for social, cognitive, and emotional development. Therefore, steps should be taken to ensure that children grow up in a healthy environment and that parents understand each developmental phase. The prenatal period, which ranges from conception to birth, is the most rapid changing phase. In this phase, a single-celled organism is transformed into a human being capable of adjusting to his or her surroundings remarkably (Berk). In the second developmental phase, which is the infancy to toddlerhood phase, the body and brain undergo dramatic changes in order to support the flow of information and the first steps towards language and motor development occur (Berk). During the early childhood phase, which ranges from age two to six, the body grows stronger, the child’s motor skills become more refined, and relationships with other children are established (Berk). The middle childhood years, age six to eleven, are the school years where the child learns new responsibilities and begins to improve on...