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101A - Self-Determination (TLI 2021)


Presented by: Dr. John McNaught, Co-Director, TTAC, James Madison University

Session Description

Special education program improvement is an essential component of improving the outcomes for youth with disabilities. This session explores the application of Self-Determination Theory through tools and instructional strategies that promote self-determined behaviors at home, on the job, and in the classroom. Participants will discuss the key environmental variables that must be present in each setting, strategies to increase self-determined behavior, and common barriers students with disabilities face during their K-12 experience. Resources will be shared so practitioners can begin implementation immediately.


Self-Determination Presentation Slides (PDF)


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