Lo 1 Tiffany Lo Mrs. Donnelly Directed Studies Senior Project 26 December 2011 Annotated Bibliography Boddaert, Nathalie. "Perception of Complex Sounds in Autism: Abnormal Auditory Cortical Processing in Children." American Journal of Psychiatry 161.11 (2004): 2117-120. American Journal of Psychiatry. American Journal of Psychiatry, Nov. 2004. Web. 03 Sept. 2011. <http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org>. Prior to beginning my research into the advocacy aspect of my research paper, I educated myself about various common special needs conditions. Through this journal article, I gained scientific insights into the causes and effects of autism – it is caused by struggles in word recognition in the auditory cortex and can lead to communication troubles for young children. The data and statistics were more scientific information than I needed, but regardless, this source was effective in providing me an understanding of a common mental condition. Burke, Kristen. "Community Inclusion." Early Intervention Support. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. <http://www.earlyinterventionsupport.com/parentingtips/specialneeds/community.aspx>. Although this source was written with an intended audience of special needs parents, it was helpful in providing me tips about the degree to which special needs children can be included in a community. Collard, Jennifer. "Exceptional Kids Club Reaches out to Special Needs Children." Daily Herald [Eagle Mountain] 2 Sept. 2011. Daily Herald. Daily Herald, 2 Sept. 2011. Web. 27 Sept. Lo 2 2011. <http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/eagle-mountain/article_866aa96cb93e-5be0-9148-4fb3114d158e.html>. I found this source to be a very prominent example of successful community involvement in the lives of special needs children. It was nice to read about the way others initiated a change in attitudes and the positive experience the children gained from it. Quotes from appreciative parents were featured as evidence in my research paper. Douma, J. C. H., M. C. Dekker, and H. M. Koot. "Supporting Parents of Youths with Intellectual Disabilities and Psychopathology." Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 50.8 (2006): 57081. Hasan UGUR. Fatih University. Web. 06 Sept. 2011. <http://www.fatih.edu.tr/~hugur/PATIENT/Supporting%20parents%20of%20youths%2 0with%20intellectual%20disabilities%20and%20psychopathology.pdf>. This was one of my most important sources, where the study conducted expressed exactly what special needs parents desired in support and the challenges faced by parents from different demographics. I used this insight to formulate much of the family support portion of my research paper and as a jumping off point for more research ideas. Hannah, Mark. "Issue Advocacy on the Internet, Part 1." MediaShift: Your Guide to the Digital Media Revolution. Public Broadcasting Service, 07 May 2009. Web. 25 Nov. 2011. <http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/05/issue-advocacy-on-the-internet-part1127.html>. I knew beforehand that the internet and media were powerful tools for spreading awareness about issues, but reading this source helped me think more critically about the advantages and apparent disadvantages of new media advocacy. Prior to reading Lo 3 this source, my view was nearly 100% pro media advocacy. Now, my understanding is more complex and it is reflected in my paragraph about information mediums. Hannah, Mark. "Issue Advocacy on the Internet, Part 11 | PBS." MediaShift: Your Guide to the Digital Media Revolution. Public Broadcasting Service, 02 June 2010. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. <http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/05/issue-advocacy-on-the-internet-part1127.html>. Basically, this blog post was an extension of the original Issue Advocacy article on the MediaShift blog. It contained many interesting examples of past successful media issue advocacy campaigns and more insights about the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. I quoted a remark made by Hannah about the power of internet issue advocacy to support my stance that fascinating and interactive information are the most effective and important for successful issue advocacy. Martens, Steven. "Bettendorf Students Find Ways to Serve Community." Quad City Times. 20 Dec. 2011. Web. 23 Dec. 2011. <http://qctimes.com/news/local/bettendorf-students-find-waysto-serve-community/article_3d38dd6a-2abc-11e1-9a97-001871e3ce6c.html>. This article served as additional insight into the positive effects of greater interaction with special needs children for the entire community. My first example with the program in Eagle Mountain reflected the benefits families experienced and now, this example supplements the community benefits. Although the article was short, it was an important source for me. "Public Education and Community Outreach." Appendix 2: Public Education and Community Outreach. Zender Environmental Health and Research Group. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. <http://www.zendergroup.org/anhbguide/App2.pdf>. In my search to gain more Lo 4 knowledge about running effective awareness campaigns, I found this source and it outlined a simple and thoughtful step-by-step plan for coordinating a successful campaign. The issue it discussed was recycling efforts, but the strategies listed could definitely be translated to any other issue, such as community integration of special needs children. I referenced to this source in explaining advocacy in my research paper. Silverman, Scott C. Creating Community Online: The Effects of Online Social Networking Communities on College Students' Experiences. Ann Arbor: ProQuest Information and Learning, 2008. Print. Professor Silverman wrote this book in order to discuss the importance of online social networks and the effects they have on the relationships fostered in small communities such as a college. His study findings regarding participation increases and rapid dissemination of information provided insight into the most efficient methods of spreading the word through technology. It was an interesting source to review. United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization. Making It Happen: Examples of Good Practice in Special Needs Education & Community-Based Programmes. Publication. United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. <http://www.unesco.org/education/pdf/281_74.pdf>. I was fascinated by the comprehensive range of programs already in place across the world to bring communities to better embrace special needs children. The specific example of Guyana I featured in my essay inspired me to keep fighting for this cause and spreading the good feelings of support in my community. It was also a great example to support my points about direct community involvement. Lo 5 Wong, Chun. "How to Interact with a Child with Autism | Autisable." Autisable - Real Blogs from People Tackling the Puzzle of Autism. 06 July 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. <http://www.autisable.com/706532204/how-to-interact-with-a-child-with-autism/>. As a part of my basic research about special needs conditions, I read more about dealing with autistic children. The simple approaches and tips suggested by Dr. Chun Wong were good notes to keep in mind in the implementation of direct community interactions with the children, but did not provide especially influential evidence for my research paper. World Health Organization. Better Health, Better Lives: Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families. Issue brief. World Health Organization, 08 Oct. 2010. Web. 09 Sept. 2011. <http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/126565/e94425.pdf>. In this report, programs for special needs children in several European countries were described, along with the basic need of support for the families of these children. The diverse range of policies, programs, and standards for providing care to the children in these countries broadened my ideas of methods of support.