TITLE

A Model for Parent-Teacher Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination in Young Children With Disabilities

AUTHOR(S)
Suk-Hyan Lee; Palmer, Susan B.; Turnbull, Ann P.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article introduces the Self-Determined Learning Model of Support (SDLMS), a tool that helps promote self-determination in students with disabilities. Self determination, defined as making choices and decision free from influence or interference of external components, is the most important virtue that must be possessed by young children. SDLMS strategy focuses on the development of self-determination to shape the lives of disabled young people in order for them to achieve positive outcomes as adults. This technique is best applied when there is collaboration between parents and teachers. What is taught in school by the teacher is also reinforced at home by the parents. In such a way, self-determination is promoted both in school and at home.
ACCESSION #
20342165

 

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