Topic: Atypical Development across the Lifespan

A​‌‌‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‌‍‍‍​ssignment Type: Essay Word Count: 3500 Purpose: The purpose of this critical essay is for students to demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the relationship between memory, memory formation, and the client's life story in order to understand the client's worldview in a

counselling context. Task: Examine the relationship between memory, memory formation, and the client's life story in order to understand the client's worldview in a counselling context. Use the Possible Scaffold provided below. This plan or scaffold is a suggestion to help you plan and prepare the 3500-word assessment: Note: The scaffold is a suggestion based on the assessment criteria. However, you may choose to create your own scaffold based on your understanding of the task.

The scaffold should be tailored to the assessment question and address the different task requirements. The scaffold can also help you identify whether you need to gather and evaluate more information in order to develop, build on and support your argument. To create your scaffold, organise your main points into clear sections and decide on the order of the sections. Create dot points for presenting each section in a logical

sequence so that one point builds to the next. Remember that each section needs to include information from academic sources. You should also allocate approximate word limits to each section to guide your research and writing. The scaffold will ideally provide you with a set structure for a final draft. However, you may find that you cut, paste and restructure your work after using the scaffold as a starting point. Tips: • Provide at least five highly relevant examples to demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between memory, memory formation, and the client's life story in the context of counselling • Provide five highly pertinent practice implications and support with highly relevant academic literature • Use headings to structure your discussion • Do not cover the brain anatomy of memory • Do not outline a counselling intervention Possible Scaffold Section Content Approx. word count Introduction ? BACKGROUND / Context: Define memory and the types of memory as discussed in lecture 8 (may use in-text citations) ? Briefly discuss the importance of memory in the context of counselling (may use in-text citations) ? SIGNPOST the key ideas to be discussed in your paper (in the same order they appear in the paper) ? THESIS STATEMENT: State your (supportable) position about memory, the client’s world view (perspective), and implications for counselling. 300 Paragraph 1 Client’s Story Create a fictional client that presents the atypical developmental problem you have selected (the story of the client) ? TOPIC sentence that introduces the client (in your own words) ? ELABORATE on the story details–name, age, demographic, atypical condition etcetera. ? BrieflyEXPLAINsomeofthekeyimpactsthisclient’satypicalconditionmayhave on their memory functions (to be discussed in detail in the following paragraphs) ? SupportwithacademicliteraturewhereneededanduseAPA7referencing ? Link to your nextparagraph 320 Paragraph 2: Working memory ? TOPIC sentence that introduces working memory ? Define working memory (use an academic source) ? Explain the structure and function of the working memory, using relevant examples from academic literature ? Apply the theory of working memory to the client's story, where applicable, and support with an example ? Support with academic literature where needed and use APA 7 referencing ? Link to the main idea in the next paragraph 320 Paragraph 3: Procedural memory ? TOPIC sentence that introduces procedural memory ? Define procedural memory (use an academic source) ? Explain the structure and function of the procedural memory, using relevant examples from academic literature ? Apply the theory of procedural memory to the client’s story, where applicable, and support with an example ? Support with academic literature where needed and use APA 7 referencing ? Link to the main idea in the next paragraph 320 Paragraph 4: Episodic and autobiographical memory ? TOPIC sentence that introduces episodic and autobiographical memory ? Define episodic and autobiographical memory (use an academic source) ? Explain the structure and function of the episodic and autobiographical memory, using relevant examples from academic literature ? Apply the theory of episodic and autobiographical memory to the client’s story, where applicable, and support with an example ? Support with academic literature where needed and use APA 7 referencing ? Link to the main idea in the next paragraph 320 Paragraph 5: Priming ? TOPIC sentence about priming ? Define priming (use academic sources) ? Critically analyse t​‌‌‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‌‍‍‍​he concepts of priming in the context of counselling the client ? Support with academic literature and use APA 7 referencing ? Link to your next paragraph 320 Paragraph 6: Misinformation ?

TOPIC sentence about misinformation ? Define misinformation (use academic sources) ? Critically analyse the concepts of misinformation in the context of counselling the client ? Support with academic literature and use APA 7 referencing ? Link to your next paragraph 320 Paragraph 7: False memories ? TOPIC sentence about false memories ? Define false memories (use academic sources) ? Critically analyse the concepts of false memories in the context of counselling the client ? Support with academic literature and use APA 7 referencing ? Link to your next

paragraph 320 Paragraph 8 & 9: Implications ? Critically analyse the five implications for counselling practice by applying knowledge and skills in relating memory, memory formation and a client’s worldview to respond effectively to client presentations ? Acknowledge any lack of research

material that relates to the client’s condition as a gap in research. ? Support with academic literature and use APA 7 referencing ? Link to your next paragraph Up to 660 words (spread over two paragraphs) Conclusion ? Summarisethemainpoints ? Re-visit/paraphrasetheoriginalthesisstatementandhowithasbeensupported throughout the paper ? Nonewinformation ?