Purpose: This assignment will increase the student’s awareness of how inherent characteristics of some children with disabilities can make adult/child interactions more difficult, therefore putting the child’s development of social and communicative competence at risk.


Post: Choose one of the following categories of developmental disability discussed in Chapter 7 of the textbook:




Specific Language Impairment

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Identify and explain how the intrinsic characteristics of a child with this disability might negatively impact their social and communicative competence/development.