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Self-Advocacy for Students with Impairments - Chapter Summary
Get reacquainted with the basics of self-advocacy for students with impairments using this chapter's engaging lessons. Top instructors offer a comprehensive overview of self-advocacy and self-awareness activities, as well as ideas for teaching self-advocacy to students. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Explain ways to develop student self-esteem in special education
- Share strategies for teaching self-management skills to SPED students
- Describe methods for teaching self-control activities
- Provide the definition of self-advocacy and share methods for teaching it to students
- Identify and describe activities for self-advocacy and self-reflection for students with learning disabilities
- Detail instructional strategies for maintenance and generalization of concepts
Select any number of lessons in this chapter and visit as often as needed based on your personal study goals. If you develop questions about any of the topics covered in the lessons, feel free to submit them to our subject-matter experts. When ready, check your knowledge of self-advocacy for students with impairments by taking mini quizzes and a practice exam. Around-the-clock access to these resources lets you study whenever you want as you prepare for your test.
1. Self-Awareness: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we'll discuss the definition of self-awareness and its benefits to your life. Discover what can prevent a person from being self-aware, and learn about several tools to help you increase your self-awareness.
2. Self-Awareness Activities for Students
Improving students' self-awareness is an important job for any teacher. This lesson will provide several classroom activities for helping students develop and maintain self-awareness.
3. Developing Student Self-Esteem in Special Education
If you teach special education, this lesson will be very beneficial. We will go over why you should help develop self-esteem in your students, and ways you can go about doing it. Read on to learn more.
4. Self-Esteem Activities for Special Education Classrooms
This lesson will provide you with specific activities to use in the classroom that will improve self-esteem for students with special needs. The lesson includes activities for varying age ranges.
5. Teaching Self-Management Skills to SPED Students
Students with disabilities may not naturally grow to be independent, like many of their typical peers. Let's look at some ways teachers can help their students learn to manage their own behavior.
6. Teaching Self-Control Activities
For very young students, exercising self-control can be a very difficult task. Therefore, as a teacher, you should take some time to help your students learn about self-control and practice this very important skill.
7. Teaching Self-Advocacy to Students: Definition & Skills
Teaching students to advocate for themselves and their needs as learners is one of the most beneficial things you can do for them. This lesson helps you understand what self-advocacy is and how you can teach it to students.
8. Self-Advocacy Activities
This lesson will provide you with classroom activities that will teach students how to advocate for themselves. Included are examples for students at the elementary, middle, and high school level.
9. Self-Advocacy & Self-Reflection for Students with Learning Disabilities
Helping students with learning disabilities become self-advocates and build on self-reflection skills is a critical step in their education. Teachers play an important role in these steps that will help students become independent learners.
10. Instructional Strategies for the Maintenance & Generalization of Concepts
You can help your students make progress toward independence as you teach them to perform skills in a variety of settings over time. In this lesson, we'll discuss some suggestions for including maintenance and generalization in your instruction.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Physical & Other Health Impairments (058): Practice & Study Guide course
- Stage & Factors of Human Growth & Development
- Atypical Development & Delays
- Characteristics of Physical Impairments for Educators
- Adaptive & Assistive Equipment in Education
- Characteristics of Other Health Impairments for Educators
- Characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injury for Educators
- Effects of Impairments on Development & Learning
- Assessment Instruments & Methods in SPED
- Evaluation Review Process & Procedures in SPED
- Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team Process in SPED
- Basics of the Individualized Instruction Plan (IEP)
- IEP Teams & Meetings
- Ongoing Assessments & Evaluations for Students Physical & Other Health Impairments
- Designing Learning Environments for Students with Impairments
- Managing Learning Environments for Students with Impairments
- Instructional Strategies for Students with Impairments
- Communication for Students with Impairments
- Transition Planning & Life Skills for SPED Students
- Transitions for Students with Impairments
- Collaborating with Parents & Families in SPED
- Collaborating with Colleagues & Communities in SPED
- Historical & Legal Foundations of Special Education
- Professional & Ethical Roles of a Special Education Teacher
- MTTC Physical & Other Health Impairments Flashcards