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PSY355 - Morin

Dr. Morin: Psychology of Exceptional Children

PSY355 - Psychology of Exceptional Children - Morin

Welcome to the course guide for PSY355: Psychology of Exceptional Children with Dr. Morin. This guide was designed to help you find books to complete your Exceptionality Paper. In this library session, you will learn how to find appropriate biographies in our library collection and how to borrow books from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).

Your Assignment

Exceptionality Paper* (50 points) - Due October 30, 2020 (upload on D2L by the due date)
Students will choose a non-fiction book related to any exceptionality to read and summarize. The book can either be written by the person with the challenge or a member of his or her family. The book must focus on a child or adolescent's experience. (Exceptionalities of adults are not acceptable.) Books on multiple personality disorders will not be accepted.
*Students must have the book approved by the professor.
In this paper, students must describe the following:
  1. A summary of the major significant events in the book and connect the child's symptoms to the disorder they are labeled. (Please do not summarize the book chapter by chapter.)
  2. Connect the main symptoms of the child or adolescent to the disorders covered in the course textbook.

Paper Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 pages of content (does not include the cover page or reference page)
  • Cover page
  • Double spaced
  • Word-processed (typed)
  • Size 12 font
  • Normal margins (1 inch)
  • Times New Roman font
  • Reference page (must be in APA format)


Quotes must be cited by page number; long quotes over 40 words should be block indented. A reference is mandatory. You must cite the book and any resources you used such as the textbook or websites in APA format.

Note: The following conventions give some writers difficulty; therefore, if you find these types of errors in your writing, seek help from the Learning Assistance Center staff. Additional points will be deducted for these types of errors.

  • Use of subject pronoun agreement: the child said that they like toys
  • Use of subject and verb agreement: the integration are relevant
  • Use of a variety of sentence structures: I think that exercise is important because everyone needs to exercise

You must use PERSON FIRST LANGUAGE! Students who do not use person first language will lose points on their paper.


Students are required to submit their paper electronically to the folder in the Assignments Tab on D2L. LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

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