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Promoting the Self-Determination and Goal Attainment of Youth with Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders

Transition of Youth and Young Adults

ISBN: 978-1-78441-934-9, eISBN: 978-1-78441-933-2

ISSN: 0735-004X

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Abstract

Promoting the self-determination of youth and young adults with disabilities has become best practice in the field of special education. Such efforts have been shown to positively impact student educational goal attainment, access to the general education curriculum, student involvement in educational and transition planning, and more positive postschool outcomes. This chapter discusses the self-determination construct, reviews the literature pertaining to what is known about promoting self-determination and goal attainment, and introduces assessments, evidence-based practices, and strategies for promoting student involvement.

Citation

Wehmeyer, M.L., Shogren, K.A. and Seo, H. (2015), "Promoting the Self-Determination and Goal Attainment of Youth with Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders", Transition of Youth and Young Adults (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 28), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 173-196. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0735-004X20150000028008

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