self-determination, self-awareness, self-advocacy, problem-solving, choice making, instruction
Among different transitions that happen in a young person’s life, transition to adulthood can be one of the most challenging. The new post-school environment requires increased self-determination, including self-awareness, self-advocacy, self-management, and other important skills that help one function as an independent adult. Because it takes time to develop and nurture self-determination skills, it is important to begin early and continue infusing self-determination into various aspects of instruction. Discussed in this article are SCORE strategies for embedding self-determination skills into classroom settings. Multiple tools and resources are provided to aid with the selection and application processes. A vignette is offered to illustrate guidance for implementation with the goal of improved self-determination skills and enhanced experiences for all learners while in school and beyond.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Davis, Mariya T.; Cumming, Ingrid K.; and Southward, Julie D., "Self-Determination Skills: Building a Foundation for Student Success" (2022). Special Education Faculty Publications. 17.
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