Identify and discuss the evolution of Information Technology and the impact it has had on businesses.

Research, identify and discuss the evolution of Information Technology and the impact it has had on businesses. 
The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded: 

Attempt APA style, see example below.
Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
Include cover page and reference page.
At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing.
No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references.
Use at least two references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost.  Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the two reference requirement.

Demonstrate how therapists apply Strategic Family Therapy theories to analyze the presenting problems.

The Vargas family arrives to their 5th session together and on time. As a follow-up to the last session’s focus on the family structure, you decide to consider a strategic approach this week. To check in, you invite them to share any feedback from last week’s session. Bob reports that he apologized to Elizabeth for “mishandling the suspension thing” then complains that Elizabeth is still “holding a grudge.” He admits that he often does not understand why she gets so upset and that he wants her to be happy. Elizabeth acknowledges that the apology “is a start” and suggests that the reason Bob doesn’t understand is that he “doesn’t ever listen” to her. Bob tells Elizabeth that he listens, but gets frustrated because he doesn’t know how to “fix it.”
You notice Frank and Heidi sitting together, quietly looking at a book while their parents talk. You inquire about any noticeable changes made during the week. Both parents claim to have made an effort to avoid raising his/her voice and report being pleased with their conduct. When asked about the children, Elizabeth reports noticing improvement. Bob, however, expresses frustration with Frank’s constant need of redirection and numerous reminders to complete his chores. Bob also noted an increase in Heidi’s demands for attention. 

Read “Topic 5: Vargas Family Case Study.” Write a 750-1,000-word paper in which you demonstrate how therapists apply Strategic Family Therapy theories to analyze the presenting problems and choose appropriate interventions.
Be sure to answer the following questions in your paper: 

How would Jay Haley or Chloe Madanes approach the current presenting problem? Identify and describe two interventions that he/she may use and why.
How would an MRI-style therapist approach the current presenting problem? Identify and describe two interventions that would be used and why.
How would a Milan-style therapist approach the current presenting problem? Identify and describe two interventions that would be used and why.

Cite at least three academic sources (peer-reviewed journal articles, books, etc.).
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Describe the role of assessment in diagnosis and treatment.

4 Pages Well-Written   Due 8/20/2018    DUE TOMORROW  NO PLAGIARISM

 In this assignment you will choose TWO general topics of interest to you related to psychological assessment from the list below. 


1.) Infants and preschool-aged children
2.) Children ages 5 through 12 years

 Research five peer-reviewed articles in the Ashford University Library that were published within the last 15 years, including a minimum of one article for each of your three chosen topics. In your paper, begin with an introduction that describes the role of assessment in diagnosis and treatment. Using your researched articles, compare at least two psychological or educational tests and/or assessment procedures for each of the topics chosen. Analyze and describe the psychometric methodologies employed in the development and/or validation of the tests and/or assessment procedures associated with each of the three topics. Debate any relevant approaches to assessment of the constructs being evaluated by any tests and assessments you described. Include an analysis of any challenges related to assessing individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds for each of the three topics. Conclude by evaluating the ethical and professional issues that influence the interpretation of testing and assessment data. You may cite from your textbook to assist you in the development of your introduction and the conclusion of your paper; however, the textbook cannot count as one of the five required peer-reviewed articles. 

                        PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS

Describe the childs sensory experiences at birth (e.g. sight, hearing, movement).

Week 3 – Assignment
Developmental Milestones
The purpose of this assignment is to creatively demonstrate an understanding of infant developmental milestones as they pertain to cognition, motor skills, sensation, and perception. Using information from Chapter 5 of your text, write a short story about a child’s journey from birth to age 1. This can be a fictional child, or can be based on a real child.  The story should be three to five pages in addition to the title page and the reference page.  Use at least one reference in addition to your text. Your paper should also be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
a. Describe the child’s sensory experiences at birth (e.g. sight, hearing, movement).
b. Analyze how these senses develop and become more evolved?  At the age of 6 months, identify what this same child can hear, see, and do?
c. Describe what a day in this child’s life might look like by age 1.  Include pictures in your Word document or compose your story using Storybird (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Watch the video, Storybird Quick Tour (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., for assistance.
If you choose to create your story in Storybird, you may collaborate with a partner in class by using the collaboration tool.  Make sure to notify your instructor of your collaboration and make sure both of you submit your Storybird link in a Word document for grading.

Include the following developmental milestones in your story:

Social and Emotional

Enjoys imitating people in his play.
Shows specific preferences for certain people and toys.
Tests parental responses to his actions during feedings.
Tests parental responses to his behavior.
Prefers mother and/or regular caregiver over all others.
Repeats sounds or gestures for attention.
Finger-feeds himself.
Extends arm or leg to help when being dressed. 


Explores objects in many different ways (shaking, banging, throwing, dropping).
Finds hidden objects easily.
Looks at correct picture when the image is named.
Imitates gestures.
Begins to use objects correctly (drinking from cup, brushing hair, dialing phone, listening to receiver).


Pays increasing attention to speech.
Responds to simple verbal requests.
Responds to “no.”
Uses simple gestures, such as shaking head for “no.
Babbles with inflection (changes in tone).
Says “dada” and “mama.”
Uses exclamations, such as “Oh-oh!”
Tries to imitate words.


Reaches sitting position without assistance.
Crawls forward on belly.
Assumes hands-and-knees position.
Creeps on hands and knees.
Gets from sitting to crawling or prone (lying on stomach) position.
Pulls self up to stand.
Walks holding on to furniture.
Stands momentarily without support.
May walk two or three steps without support.

Hand and Finger Skills

Uses pincer grasp.
Bangs two objects together.
Puts objects into container.
Takes objects out of container.
Lets objects go voluntarily.
Pokes with index finger.
Tries to imitate scribbling.

Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using database marketing.

Please follow all instructions.

Database Marketing
This week you will obtain information on database marketing to support the Marketing Mix section of your Final Project. As discussed in Chapter 10 of the course text, database marketing centers on gathering customer-based information such as gender, age, occupation, and lifestyles. As an example, to better understand the wants and needs of patients and their families, the Happy Valley marketing director monitors activities on the long-term care center’s web page. Data is collected regarding specific links viewed such as activities, skilled care services offered, and physical therapy. If a certain link is viewed more than other links, this could indicate to the marketing director that potential patients and their family members prefer specific amenities or services. Those amenities or services would then be marketed as a priority for the organization. Considering the marketing plan for your chosen healthcare organization, construct a three- to four-page paper in which you:  

Describe your understanding of database marketing and how it could potentially be applied to your marketing plan for the Final Project.
Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using database marketing.
State the ethical, legal, and HIPAA issues that need to be considered.
Articulate reasons why you would implement or exclude the use of database marketing in your marketing plan for the Final Project.
The paper

Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including the title page and references page) and formatted according to APA 
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
Must document all sources in APA style 
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style 

Explain why these various aspects of an effective leader are important for organizational effectiveness.

Assignment 1: Discussion—Planning a Presentation to Summarize Your Course Learning
In this course, you have examined the various aspects of effective leader and manager communication in organizations. Now is your opportunity to summarize and synthesize what you have learned.
Respond to the following:

Describe at least four major things you have learned in this course.
Explain why these are important for organizational effectiveness.
Explain why they are important for you personally as a leader or manager in an organization.

As a leader or manager, you will be called upon to deliver information in PowerPoint presentations. Being able to communicate concepts and information effectively is a very important skill. Using the same information that you discussed in the three points above, you should (1) identify the major points you would include in a PowerPoint presentation and (2) discuss at least five criteria that you would use to design and develop this presentation so it communicates most effectively with an audience of your choosing.

What is data percolation?

After your analysis of the case, prepare a response to the following questions:
1) Can Ceretti afford to develop new cookies? 

2) Would developing new cookies and investing in more marketing potentially reap sufficient benefits for Kookie Kutter Bakery? 
3) What should be recommended to Ceretti to continue growing his business and to succeed in the future? 
4) What is data percolation?  How did the marketing agency hired by Ceretti use data percolation?

5) If Ceretti were to reconduct the marketing agency’s experiments, what changes or improvements to the experiment would you suggest?  
In your response to these questions, be as thorough as possible.  In case analysis, you always want to support your answers with a cited source.  In addition, utilize material from the chapter readings in your response.
Post your 5+ page (double-spaced

How can HR practices change staffing, rewarding, employee relations, communication, performance management, training and development, and technology?

Assignment 2: Required Assignment 2—Five-Year Global Workforce Forecast
Not only is the U.S. experiencing a demographic shift, but the world is also changing, and national borders are becoming blurred. This increased connectivity will highlight human differences while putting organizations in a position to benefit from the multiple perspectives gained through a diversified workforce. BANKS Industries continues to look for business acquisitions and plans to continue to expand over the next five years.
Consider forecasted changes in the U.S. and on a global level, and write an 8–10-page executive report addressing the following:

Given increased globalization and demographic shifts, what changes in the workplace are likely to occur? Explain in terms of workforce demographics, new challenges, and benefits.
How will these changes impact the way organizations function?
How will HR practices change staffing, rewarding, employee relations, communication, performance management, training and development, and technology? Within that discussion, point out current best practices that may require modification as well as the most appropriate modifications.
What are the legal and ethical implications of change?
How should current employees and leaders begin to prepare for this change? Prepare a change management plan that includes strategies to communicate relevant information to employees.

Write an 8–10-page executive report in Word format.

Identify and examine the types and uses of Enterprise Application Software (EAS) in the management of a firms value chain, and their use in achieving competitive advantage and superior customer satisfaction.

Enterprise Application Software and Value Chain Management
The purpose of this Assignment is to demonstrate a graduate level understanding of the use of Enterprise Application Software (EAS) applications in the management of a firm’s value chain.

Use the already APA formatted template in Course Documents titled “Unit 5 Assignment Template Enterprise Application Software” as your starting point for this assignment. Download the template and save it as your own document, for example, YourNameUnit5GB570.docx.
Write your paper using third person perspective.
Write a 4–6-page paper, exclusive of the Title and References pages, making a compelling argument as to how the use of Enterprise Application Software can be used successfully in the management of an enterprise’s value chain to achieve competitive advantage and customer value. Include the following in the paper:  

Identify and examine at least three types and uses of Enterprise Application Software (EAS) in the management of a firm’s value chain, and their use in achieving competitive advantage and superior customer satisfaction.
Select a specific enterprise software application and discuss its use in an enterprise.
Describe and explain examples of one Fortune 500 company that has been successful using Enterprise Application Software in the management of the value chain, and at one Fortune 500 company that has not been successful.

Apply and cite at least three supportive, relevant, and respected resources from the Library and your textbook within your paper using APA in-text citation formatting and list the applied references on a References page using APA formatting. Apart from the selected company website(s), the Internet is not to be used in this Assignment. The only internet resource(s) allowed to be used as references for this Assignment are websites directly related to the chosen Enterprise Application Software. Apply and cite no more than one referenced sentence per paragraph. APA formatting resources are available in tthe Academic Tools area titled, “APA Style Central.”
Proofread your paper, confirm correct APA formatting, run spell check and grammar check, and proofread again. Submit your completed paper into the Unit 5 Assignment Dropbox.

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