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Self-Determination
Instructional and Assessment Strategies



March 2007 | 208 pages | Corwin
'There is not available a more comprehensive book in the area of self-determination.'ùMelinda Pierson, Department of Special EducationCalifornia State University, Fullerton'Unique because it provides direction for teaching and supporting self-determined behavior across all age groups and also within the general education classroom and curricula.'ùMarianne Mooney, Senior Research AssociateTransCen, Inc., Post-Secondary Learning and CareersGive students with disabilities powerful tools for success in school and in life!Michael Wehmeyer, and Sharon Field present research-proven instructional strategies that empower special needs students at all grade levels to make their own decisions.Self-Determination offers detailed and current practitioner-oriented approaches in combination with extensive teacher reproduciblesùall within the context of inclusion, standards-based reform, and access to the general curriculum. Linked to the IDEA requirement for individualized transition plans, this user-friendly resource assists practitioners in teaching the skills necessary for making decisions about employment, job skills, further schooling, and independent living. Educators will discover how to:Encourage students to become their own advocates by practicing assertive behaviorUse needs-assessment techniques to determine the level of instruction required for each studentTeach effective choice making, problem solving, and goal settingSupport both families and fellow educators in their efforts to teach self-determination skillsSpecial education teachers, general educators, and administrators will find this handbook an invaluable guide for helping students establish their own goals and plan for a strong and healthy future!
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
1. Self-Determination: What Is It and Why Is It Important to Students With Disabilities?
Self-Determination: What Is It?

 
A Functional Model of Self-Determination

 
A Five-Step Model of Self-Determination

 
Self-Determination: Why Is It Important to Students With Disabilities?

 
Impact of Promoting Component Elements of Self-Determined Behavior

 
Impact of Promoting Self-Determination

 
 
2. Self-Determination in the Era of Standards-Based Reform
Promoting Self-Determination in the General Education Curriculum

 
Self-Determination Content in General Education Standards

 
Self-Determination and Curriculum Modifications

 
Infusing Instruction Into the General Education Curriculum Planning

 
Curriculum Content

 
 
3. Educational Planning and Student Involvement
IEP Planning, Access to the General Education Curriculum, and Self-Determination

 
Supplementary Aids and Services

 
Specially Designed Instruction

 
Other Educational Needs

 
Self-Advocacy and Student Involvement in Educational Planning

 
Promoting Self-Advocacy

 
Student Involvement in Educational Planning

 
 
4. Schoolwide and Classroom Ecological Interventions
Quality Indicators of Programmatic Efforts

 
Quality Indicator #1: Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes for Self-Determination Are Addressed in the Curriculum, in Family Support Programs, and in Staff Development

 
Quality Indicator #2: Students, Parents, and Staff Are Involved Participants in Individualized Educational Decision Making and Planning

 
Quality Indicator #3: Students, Families, Faculty, and Staff Are Provided With Opportunities for Choice

 
Quality Indicator #4: Students, Families, Faculty and Staff Are Encouraged to Take Appropriate Risks

 
Quality Indicator #5: Supportive Relationsips Are Encouraged

 
Quality Indicator #6: Accommodations and Supports for Individual Needs Are Provided

 
Quality Indicator #7: Students, Families, and Staff Have the Opportunity to Express Themselves and Be Understood

 
Quality Indicator #8: Consequences for Actions Are Predictable

 
Quality Indicator #9: Self-Determination Is Modeled Throughout the School Environment

 
 
5. Teacher-Directed Instructional Strategies
Learning Process Strategies

 
Modeling and Mentors

 
Cooperative Learning Groups

 
Coaching

 
Behavioral Strategies

 
Teaching Component Elements of Self-Determined Behavior

 
Teaching Goal Setting and Attainment

 
Teaching Problem Solving

 
Teaching Decision Making

 
Fostering Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge

 
Promoting Choice Making

 
Attribution Retraining

 
Curricular Materials

 
 
6. Student-Directed Learning and Peer-Mediated Instructional Strategies
Student-Directed Learning Strategies

 
Antecedent Cue Regulation

 
Self-Monitoring, Self-Evaluation, and Self-Reinforcement

 
Self-Instruction

 
Multiple Strategy Use

 
The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction

 
Peer-Mediated Learning Strategies

 
 
7. Assessing Student Needs and and Evaluation Program
Assessing Instructional Needs in Self-Determination

 
The Arc's Self-Determination Scale

 
Self-Determination Assessment Battery

 
The AIR Self-Determination Scale

 
Program Evaluation

 
Empowerment Evaluation

 
 
8. Family Support for Self-Determination
How Families Impact Student Self-Determination

 
Strategies and Resouces to Help Family Members Learn About Self-Determination

 
Family Support for Self-Determination: Tips and Tools

 
Sharing Stories About Self-Determination

 
Making the Most of Teachable Moments

 
Providing a Positive Role Model of Self-Determination

 
 
9. Nurturing the Self-Determination of Teachers
What Do Educators Need to Know to Be Self-Determined in Their Work?

 
What Can Teachers Do to Build and Nurture Their Self-Determination?

 
 
Resource A. Self Determination Quality Indicators Assessment Tool
 
Resource B. The Arc's Self-Determination Scale
 
References
 
Index

"There is not available a more comprehensive book in the area of self-determination."

Melinda Pierson, Professor of Special Education
California State University, Fullerton

"Unique because it provides direction for teaching and supporting self-determined behavior across all age groups and also within the general education classroom and curricula."

Marianne Mooney, Senior Research Associate
TransCen, Inc.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface_Self Determination_Wehmeyer

Chapter 1_Self Determination_Wehmeyer


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