Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Studies: M.A.
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Transition, self-determination, disabilities, youth
Studies were selected in order to determine if they supported the importance of self-determination for transition age youth with disabilities. All of the studies indicated that higher self-determination levels and self-determination skills are beneficial to individuals. The intervention-specific studies were especially promising. Students who were taught a specific self-determination curriculum experienced higher self-determination levels, higher quality of life ratings, higher levels of employment, and higher levels of community access. These studies suggest the importance of self-determination on future outcomes of students; however, the manner and degree of impact needs to be further explored with consideration to the multiple personal and environmental factors that affect school and post school outcomes. These studies also suggest that teacher’s consider self-determination a useful component in their instruction. The challenge remains for educators to identify effective strategies that capitalize on these components in order for students with disabilities to acquire and apply those skills.
Bradford, Clista, "The Importance of Self-Determination Interventions for Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities" (2019). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 76.