This week we are sharing a couple of resources that deal with self-determination. In the book Integrating Transition Planning into the IEP Process, the author states one of the goals of the transition planning process is for all students to have a role. For students to take on a role they need to be self-determined; enabled to engage in goal-directed, self-regulated, autonomous behavior. The better we prepare students to be self-determined or to take charge of their own outcomes, the closer we will get to accomplishing Ohio’s One Goal for all students which is to be engaged and successful on their path, one year after graduation.
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Taxonomy Connection- Student Development - Life, social, and emotional skills- Youth autonomy fostered and supported
Two great resources are below. One is for students and the other is for the adults that are working with students. One of the ways for students to be self-determined is for them to understand themselves well enough to be willing to disclose they have a disability. Both workbooks have short readings and many activities to help students understand what having a disability means. All of these activities can be great transition plan activities to improve a student’s self-determination. The adult workbook is great for any adults providing services to students because self-determination is just like many other skills, it needs to be taught first.
Taxonomy Connection- Student Development- Life, social, and emotional skills- Youth autonomy fostered and supported
This is probably a familiar one for some of you but such a strong resource we wanted to make sure we shared it again. This website is not only directed at educators but also families, which makes it a great way to engage the families of your students with disabilities in order to teach and build self-determination. On the educator side, there are multiple resources that can be used to plan with a student. There are also many resources aligned to the elements of self-determination which are; choice-making, goal-setting and attainment, and self-regulation just to name a few. There are also video modules on multiple topics. One example is there is a 4 part module on student involvement in the IEP.