Language Development : Fragile X Syndrome By The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health And Human Development

1331 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
When writing scientifically, the content of the written document should be comprehensible to the audience. For this reason, scientists and researchers tailor their work to appeal the targeted audience and achieve their goal. The beginning of any scientific writing is the formation of a scientific idea. This idea is conveyed through a grant proposal and if approved, then the experiment can be conducted. After the research is over, the experiment is relayed into a peer-review article and review articles. The information from the articles is used to communicate a scientific idea to the public by means of popular sources. In scientific writing, a grant proposal starts the scientific idea, peer-review and review articles go into specific details about the idea, and popular sources present the idea in a general context with less detail.
The project “Language Development in Fragile X Syndrome” was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). The goal of the NICHD is to support researchers who are investigating “human development throughout the entire life process, focusing on understanding developmental disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, and illuminating important events that occur during pregnancy.” This goal of understanding developmental disabilities was addressed in Leonard J. Abbeduto 's grant abstract. Abbeduto discussed that fragile X syndrome (FXS) causes an “intellectual disability”…

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