Self Determination

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293430
Format: PDF, ePub
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This teacher-friendly guide presents research-proven instructional techniques that empower students with disabilities to become their own advocates and use effective choice-making, problem-solving, and goal-setting skills.

A Practical Guide for Teaching Self determination

Author: Sharon Field
Publisher: Council Exceptional Children
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Targeted at special education teachers/special population instructors, work experience coordinators, vocational assessment personnel, and guidance counselors, this guide examines the relationships among career development, transition, and self-determination for students with disabilities. The guide uses a question-and-answer format to identify and respond to key topics that practitioners need to address to promote student self-determination in their service settings, and provides detailed reviews of over 30 curriculum materials and assessment tools in the area of self-determination. Specific chapters address: (1) the importance of self-determination and school and family-based interventions to support the development of self-determination; (2) student involvement in the Individualized Education Program and transition process and specific strategies to prepare students for participation and to increase student participation; (3) assessment of self-determination; (4) instructional practices that promote self-determination and family and school administrator roles in promoting self-determination in students; (5) self-determination instructional materials review; and (6) key issues and future directions in self-determination. Curriculum and assessment resources available to educators and service providers are described throughout the guide along with appropriate contact information. In addition, an appendix includes an annotated bibliography of recent articles and books written on the topic of self-determination. (Each chapter contains references.) (CR)

Universal Design for Transition

Author: Colleen A. Thoma
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Timely and useful resource that guides educators in using UDL in their classrooms while helping students transition to adult life.

Promoting Self determination in Students with Developmental Disabilities

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593854609
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Affordable and complete, this book provides evidence-based strategies to promote self-determination, and is the first volume to combine both theory and practice in this area. Because self-determination is a key issue for students with moderate and severe disabilities, this is an ideal resource for middle and secondary special educators, school psychologists, and other school practitioners.

Self determination

Author: Karrie Ann Shogren
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781416411475
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book offers specific and clearly described strategies for teaching learners with ASD to become more self-determined in their actions regarding their educational program plans and outcomes"--

Self Determination and Transition Planning

Author: Karrie A. Shogren
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598572698
Format: PDF, Docs
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Self-determination has a powerful positive impact on post-school outcomes for young adults with disabilities—but how can educators teach students the skills they need to make their own choices and achieve their goals as they enter adulthood? This empowering guidebook shows the way. Packed with practical, research-validated guidance on explicitly teaching self-determination skills , this book helps educators support students in communicating their interests and needs, setting and reaching goals, and managing their own lives. Ready-to-use worksheets and activities will help students take an active role in their transition planning, and true case stories highlight the benefits of self-determination instruction: smoother transitions, improved behavior, and fulfilling lives beyond the classroom. DISCOVER HOW TO Assess a student's current level of self-determination Teach essential skills that strengthen self-determination (see sidebar) Embed individualized supports and instructional activities within a student's existing education program Create repeated opportunities for students to practice their self-determination skills Collaborate effectively with students and families Develop strong person-centered support teams with the student taking a lead role in transition planning Build support for self-determination across entire schools and communities Teach essential self-determination skills: Expressing preferences Making choices Self-management skills Goal setting and attainment Self-advocacy skills The book is part of the Brookes Publishing Transition to Adulthood Series

Transitions

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784419338
Format: PDF, ePub
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Topics covered include longitudinal trends, legal requirements, planning, juvenile justice, post-secondary education, mental health services, self-determination, evidence-based practices, curriculum, and process models.

Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Rhonda G. Craven
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681230003
Format: PDF, Docs
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As a social justice endeavor, one of the goals of inclusive education is to bolster the education of all students by promoting equal opportunities for all, and investing sufficient support, curriculum and pedagogy that cultivates high selfconcepts, emphasizes students’ strengths rather than weaknesses, and assists students to reach their optimal potential to make a contribution to society. Dedicated to the identification of international strategies to achieve this goal, Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities presents examples of theory, research, policy, and practice that will advance our understanding of how best to educate and more generally structure educational environments to promote social justice and equity. Importantly, this discussion transcends research methodology, context, and geographical locations and may lead to farreaching applications. As such, the focus is placed on researchderived educational and psychoeducative practices that seed success for students with intellectual disabilities in inclusive educational settings and the volume showcases new directions in theory, research, and practice that may inform the education and psychosocial development of students with intellectual disabilities globally. The chapter contributors in this volume consist of 31 scholars from ten different countries, and they come from a great variety of research areas (i.e., teacher education, educational psychology, special education and disability policy, special needs and inclusive education, health sciences). This volume, with a series of subsections, offers insights and useful strategies to promote meaningful advances for students with intellectual disabilities globally.

Including Everyone

Author: Judith A. Jellison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199358761
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many practical books for music educators who work with special needs students focus on students' disabilities, rather than on the inclusive classroom more generally. InIncluding Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn, veteran teacher and pedagogue Judith Jellison offers a new approach that identifies broader principles of inclusive music instruction writ large. As she demonstrates in this aptly-titled book, the perceived impediments to successfully including the wide diversity of children in schools in meaningful music instruction often stem not from insurmountable obstacles but from a lack of imagination. How do teachers and parents create diverse musical communities in which all children develop skills, deepen understanding, and cultivate independence in a culture of accomplishment and joy? Including Everyone equips music teachers with five principles of effective instruction for mixed special needs / traditional settings that are applicable in both classroom and rehearsal rooms alike. These five guidelines lay out Jellison's argument for a new way to teach music that shifts attention away from thinking of children in terms of symptoms. The effective teacher, argues Jellison, will strive to offer a curriculum that will not only allow the child with a disability to be more successful, but will also apply to and improve instruction for typically developing students. In this compelling new book, Judith Jellison illustrates what it takes to imagine, create, and realize possibilities for all children in ways that inspire parents, teachers, and the children themselves to take part in collaborative music making. Her book helps readers recognize how this most central component of human culture is one that allows everyone to participate, learn, and grow. Jellison is a leader in her field, and the wealth of knowledge she makes available in this book is extensive and valuable. It should aid her peers and inspire a new generation of student teachers.

Teaching Self determination to Students with Disabilities

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This teacher-friendly resource offers a variety of instructional strategies for teaching students the specific skills they need for more satisfactory, self-directed lives--skills like: - assertiveness - goal setting - self-advocacy - self-management - decision making - problem solving - self-awareness Practicing and prospective educators will find objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter and vignettes and case studies sprinkled throughout, making the book an ideal text. This is an invaluable resource for meeting IDEA 1997 requirements while motivating high school students with disabilities to prepare for successful transitions to adulthood.