Technologies for self-determination for youth with developmental disabilities

James R. Skouge, Mary L. Kelly, Kelly D. Roberts, David W. Leake, Robert A. Stodden

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Abstract

This paper focuses on "technologies for voice" that are related to the self-determination of youth with developmental disabilities. The authors describe a self-determination model that values family-focused, community-referenced pedagogies employing "new media" to give voice to youth and their families. In line with the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, many youth and families find they are better able to convey their life situations and express their hopes and fears using multimedia (e.g., camcorders, voice recorders, digital cameras, PowerPoint) to find their voices in transition and IEP planning meetings. Systematic strategies are described to support teachers and other youth advocates to employ multimedia technologies as tools of self-determination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-482
Number of pages8
JournalEducation and Training in Developmental Disabilities
Volume42
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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