2013 Student Research Conference:
26th Annual Student Research Conference

Effects of Self-Advocacy Training on Elementary Students with Disabilities
Bethany J. Hoekzema♦
Dr. Janice Grow, Faculty Mentor

Self-advocacy, or the ability to communicate ones needs, rights, and preferences, is an essential skill for all students to develop. For students with disabilities, who have more or different needs, self-advocacy is even more crucial. In the school setting, training in self-advocacy skills for students with disabilities most often occurs as students prepare to transition to college or employment. While some studies have focused on self-advocacy training for elementary students with disabilities, schools still do not use self-advocacy training with elementary students as frequently or as consistently as they do with older students. This study details the effects of self-advocacy training on a group of third through fifth grade students with learning disabilities.

Keywords: special education, self-advocacy, disabilities, education

Topic(s):Special Education

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 404-2
Location: VH 1232
Time: 2:45

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